GUHSD Earns "What Parents Want Award"

GUHSD Earns "What Parents Want Award"
May 2012- Glendale Union High School District recently earned the 2012 “What Parents Want Award” from SchoolMatch, an online school selection consulting firm. GUHSD is one of only nine school districts in Arizona to be given this honor this year and among only 16% chosen nationwide.

According to schoolmatch.com, districts were chosen for this award based on their ability to offer the qualities that parents are looking for and their availability of secondary level programs. SchoolMatch states that parents look for school districts that are “competitive in academic test scores and academically solid, but not so rigorous as to intimidate their children; accredited; recognized for excellence by a national foundation or by the US Department of Education; competitive in teacher salaries; above average in instructional expenditures on a national percentile basis; above average in expenditures for library/media services on a national percentile basis; and known for small class size.” The company uses parent questionnaires and educational effectiveness audits to determine which districts meet these criteria.

In a letter to Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Johnson, Don Covey, Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools, writes, “it is an honor for Glendale Union High School District to be recognized as a district who meets the needs of parents and students.”

GUHSD remains committed to providing a quality education and preparing students for the choices and challenges of the 21st century.