Three GUHSD Schools are Highly Performing in All Subjects According to NCEA

Three GUHSD Schools are Highly Performing in All Subjects According to NCEA
November 2011- The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized Glendale Union High School District for having seven schools in the district make the 2011 NCEA Higher Performing Schools list. The following schools received the higher performing recognition in specific content areas: Apollo and Greenway in writing, Cortez in reading and writing, and Thunderbird in mathematics.

Three other schools, Moon Valley, Sunnyslope, and Washington, received the elevated distinction of higher performing in all subjects. These schools represent three of only five high schools in the entire state to be given this distinction and will be formally recognized at the first “Achieving College and Career Readiness- Arizona’s Higher Performing Schools” event.

The Higher Performing Schools are identified by two measures: consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years and/or absolute student achievement using the school’s exceeds performance results on the spring 2010 Arizona AIMS. NCEA’s methodology allows for an apples-to-apples comparison of school achievement and demonstrates that with the commitment of educators, all schools can have success no matter the zip code. NCEA provided award certificates to each Higher Performing School and the district. To view Arizona’s list, visit

Congratulations to all schools that were recognized.

Linda Whitehead, Craig Mussi, and Carol Lippert
Sunnyslope Principal Linda Whitehead, Moon Valley
Principal Craig Mussi, and Washington Principal Carol
Lippert celebrate their schools' success at the NCEA
Higher Performing Schools event.