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Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Horne, recently acknowledged the outstanding accomplishments of the Glendale Union High School District (GUHSD) during a regular governing board meeting on January 10, 2024. He praised the district for its exemplary support of English Language Learners (ELL). Superintendent Horne pointed out the district’s leading reclassification rate in ELL programs, evidenced by their high proficiency on the AZELLA (Arizona English Language Learner Assessment) test. He noted that the reclassification rate is the highest in the state.

The success is attributed to GUHSD’s dedicated teachers who meet each student at their level, offering tailored language services to fulfill individual needs. The hard work of the ELL students and the commitment of GUHSD teachers, who set high expectations and build meaningful relationships with students, encourage them to achieve exceptional performance.

Superintendent Horne also highlighted the district’s national acclaim, citing their recognition as the Advanced Placement District of the Year by the College Board. Moreover, he mentioned that all nine schools in the GUHSD consistently rank among the top in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

In a momentous occasion, Superintendent Horne presented a certificate of achievement to GUHSD Superintendent Brian Capistran and the Governing Board, in recognition of the district’s impressive achievements.