Vail School District receives an 'A' rating from ADE | News
Vail School District received today, the highest honor the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) can bestow – a top-rated multi school district in the State of Arizona, an “A” rating.
This “A” rating is based on the 2011/2012 school year, the same year all twelve of Vail’s elementary and middle schools also received “A” grades.
“We are very honored for this designation,” said Superintendent Calvin Baker. “Meeting the challenging criteria can only be accomplished when schools and communities work together. Action is the foundation to success. Our staff is committed to discovering the very best in our students and providing our parents a place where their children can obtain a quality education. We look forward to another great school year with a community that values and supports education”.
“A” grades were awarded to school districts that earned at least a 140 out of a possible 200 points using the ADE’s A-F School Accountability Letter Grade System, which started last year. Vail School District received 156 points to achieve the A grade.
Using this new system each school is evaluated on both how many students are passing AIMS and how much students grow academically each year.
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