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Dysart Schools "A" Rated by State


DYSART SCHOOLS - The Dysart Unified School District was named an “A” rated district in the 2023 state accountability labels. Within the district, 18 schools achieved an “A” rating, and another four were “B”rated. The number of Dysart schools with an “A” rating has tripled since 2019, and boasts a fifty percent increase over last year.  

“An “A” rating for Dysart is reflective of our diligent focus on academics and student achievement,” said Superintendent Dr. John Croteau. “Our staff have been working hard to ensure student growth and proficiency in core subject areas, and with 18 schools receiving an “A” rating, it is clear that our efforts are working.”  

Dysart schools that received an A-rating include Asante Preparatory Academy; Canyon Ridge School; Cimarron Spring Middle School; Dysart High School; Freedom Traditional Academy; Kingswood Elementary School; Luke Elementary School; Marley Park Elementary School; Mountain View School; Rancho Gabriela Elementary School; Shadow Ridge High School; Sonoran Heights Middle School; Sunset Hills Elementary School; Surprise Elementary School; Valley Vista High School; Western Peaks Elementary School; West Point Elementary School; and Willow Canyon High School. B-rated schools include Ashton Ranch Middle School; Countryside Elementary School; El Mirage School; and Riverview School. Dysart had zero “D” or “F” schools, and only two schools with a “C”.  

Highlights of this year’s Dysart Schools scores include: 

  • Dysart Schools increased number of “A” rated schools from 12 (in 2022) to 18 
  • 92% of Dysart schools are “A” or “B” rated 
  • 100% of district high schools have an A-rating
  • Freedom Traditional Academy scored 6th highest in the state among all K-8 schools, moving up from 8th last year
  • Five Dysart schools scored in the top 10% of the state, including Canyon Ridge, Freedom Traditional, Kingswood, Marley Park, and Shadow Ridge High School, and another five are in the top 20% (Asante, Mountain View, Rancho Gabriela, Sunset Hills, and Surprise) 
  • Zero “D” or “F” schools in Dysart 

About School Letter Grades:

Arizona Revised Statutes § 15-241 requires the Arizona Department of Education, subject to final adoption by the State Board of Education, to develop an annual achievement profile for every public school in the state based on an A through F scale. The system measures year to year student academic growth, proficiency on English language arts, math and science, the proficiency and academic growth of English language learners, indicators that an elementary student is ready for success in high school and that high school students are ready to succeed in a career or higher education and high school graduation rates.