School Letter Grades

On October 31, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released A-F School Letter Grades based on data from the 2018-2019 school year. PVSchools has 11 A-rated schools, 17 B-rated schools, eight C-rated schools, and five D-rated schools.

The system measures student proficiency and growth in English language arts, math and science of all students within a school, in addition to other indicators such as attendance, participation in advanced classes and graduation rates at our high schools.

The A through F Accountability System is one tool to help schools identify areas for improvement, for parents to understand how their child’s school is performing, and for the state to determine how to better utilize resources for schools needing additional support.

Below is the complete list of schools and their state letter grades.

All schools with a state accountability grade of D are required to participate in a school improvement process. This process involves evaluating current programs, setting rigorous goals, implementing plans to help students meet or exceed the challenging state academic standards, and measuring progress quarterly.  Each of these schools will be working on a plan over the coming months and will hold a public meeting to share that plan with families and the community. The date and time of the meeting for each school will be posted on each individual school website which can be found by navigating to the District’s website at 

It is important to remember the letter grade system gives us information regarding academic performance on one specific state assessment, but does not provide a full picture of each school. For example, it does not take into account other measures of academic performance and learning within classrooms and schools, nor does it consider the unique programs and characteristics of each school, student and parent satisfaction, schools’ climate and culture, or other significant accomplishments. If you are interested in learning more about the state’s letter grade system, visit the Arizona State Board of Education website.

Thank you for your support of PVSchools. We believe everyday is an opportunity for growth and positive change. We are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience for all of our students.

A-rated Schools:

  • Boulder Creek Elementary School

  • Copper Canyon Elementary School

  • Desert Shadows Elementary School

  • Desert Springs Preparatory School

  • Desert Trails Elementary School

  • Fireside Elementary School

  • Horizon High School

  • Pinnacle High School

  • Pinnacle Peak Preparatory School

  • Quail Run Elementary School

  • Sonoran Sky Elementary School

B-rated Schools:

  • Aire Libre Elementary School

  • Cactus View Elementary School 

  • Desert Shadows Middle School

  • Explorer Middle School

  • Grayhawk Elementary School

  • Hidden Hills Elementary School

  • Indian Bend Elementary School

  • Liberty Elementary School 

  • Mercury Mine Elementary School

  • North Canyon High School

  • North Ranch Elementary School

  • Paradise Valley High School

  • Sandpiper Elementary School

  • Sunrise Middle School

  • Sunset Canyon Elementary School

  • Whispering Wind Academy

  • Wildfire Elementary School

C-rated Schools:

  • Arrowhead Elementary School

  • Campo Bello Elementary School

  • Desert Cove Elementary School

  • Echo Mountain Intermediate School

  • Mountain Trail Middle School

  • Palomino Intermediate School

  • Shadow Mountain High School

  • Sweetwater Community School

D-rated Schools:

  • Eagle Ridge Elementary School

  • Greenway Middle School

  • Larkspur Elementary School

  • Shea Middle School

  • Vista Verde Middle School