2011 - 2012 Arizona Department of Education Standardized Test Letter Grades for all Scottsdale Schools


Arizona Department of Education recently released letter grades A – D for all Arizona School Districts and their individual schools to provide parents a measure of school performance based upon 2011 - 2012 school year standardized test results.

The City of Scottsdale Arizona is served by three school districts: 1.) Scottsdale Unified, 2.) Paradise Valley Unified and 3.) Cave Creek Unified School Districts.

For a standardized test letter grade for all schools educating Scottsdale students go to Scottsdale Arizona Schools.



A” rating = Excelling or Exceptional

B” rating = Highly Performing or Above Average

C” rating = Average school performance

D” rating = Underperforming Schools - Note*

NOTE: Underperforming schools must improve their grade within three years to avoid being taken over by the Arizona Department of Education to impose corrective action or close down.


Scottsdale Unified School District includes 31 schools with the following letter grade:

A” – 18 schools

B” – 6 schools

C” – 7 schools

D” – 0 schools



When comparing Scottsdale Unified School District school year 2010 - 2011 to 2011 - 2012 letter grades,

Five (5) Scottsdale Unified schools improved their letter grade including four (4) that were elevated to the highest “A” letter grade, while one (1) advanced to “C” letter grade.

Four (4) of the Scottsdale Unified schools dropped in letter grade held the previous school year. Scottsdale school district is a progressive school district overcoming many challenges in education.

Congratulations are extended to Scottsdale USD for raising school letter grades as higher standards are imposed and maintaining Scottsdale Unified School District Letter Grade of “A”!



Every MLS listing in the Arizona Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) names the elementary, middle and high school whose boundaries encompass the home. 

All visitors to my website www.SamElam.com may do an advanced search for homes served by your preferred school(s) and defaults to sending you an auto-notification when a matching home within your preferred school boundaries comes on the market. Or if you prefer, contact me and I will set up for you specific home searches with auto-notification of revised and/or new matching listing as they become available.

Please visit Scottsdale Homes for Sale AZ to see how values of Scottsdale Homes have increased since a year ago, read about Scottsdale highlights and choose from pre-selected searches of ACTIVE listings. By using Advanced Search, you can search Scottsdale AZ homes for sale within specific school boundaries. Contact Sam to set up custom MLS searches that will restrict your search to homes for sale in Scottsdale AZ served by top rated schools.


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Prudential Arizona Properties serving Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe AZ

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