Vail receives all ‘As’ from the Arizona Department of Education | Community Spirit
Both the Vail school district and all of its schools earned a “Straight A” report card from the Arizona Department of Education.
The nine Vail Schools designated by the federal government as ‘low income’ scored as well or better, than other schools across the District.
The continued success is attributed to:
- A relentless, district-wide, focus on proven instructional practices — as outlined on the attached District’s “REACH” Statement;
- Outstanding staff, strong community support, as well as solid leadership at the school, district and board level.
Vail shares its secrets of success with the 81 partner districts participating in its Beyond Textbooks Program.
This year, Beyond Textbook’s first partner district, Benson Unified School District took over Vail’s position as the top-scoring district in the State. Queen Creek, a partner in Maricopa County, joined other top performers with a 13-point jump in their district score. And, partner Tuba City School District, in middle of the Navajo Reservation in Northern Arizona saw improvement in eight of their nine schools.
Superintendent Calvin Baker stated in a recent news release, “We are very happy for these districts and the great results their hard working staff achieved. I am especially proud of Vail staff for their willingness to share and to help improve education across Arizona.”
The Vail School District serves the Southeast corner of Tucson and beyond for a total of 425 square miles. The District enrolls 12,000 students and is in the process of building its 18th school. Vail currently has eight elementary schools, four middle schools and five high schools. Seven of which are district-sponsored charter schools.
To learn more about Vail’s Beyond Textbooks program, please go to beyondtextbooks.org.