A-F School Letter Grades
Arizona Revised Statutes § 15-241 requires the Arizona Department of Education, subject to final adoption by the State Board of Education, to develop an annual achievement profile for every public school in the state based on an A through F scale. The system measures year to year student academic growth, proficiency on English language arts, math and science, the proficiency and academic growth of English language learners, indicators that an elementary student is ready for success in high school and that high school students are ready to succeed in a career or higher education and high school graduation rates.
Prior year letter grades may be viewed in the tabs below. For letter grades prior to the 2016-2017 school year, please visit https://www.azed.gov/accountability-research/state-accountability
2021-2022 Final A-F Letter Grades
A, B, C, D or F
School received a letter grade based on the A-F Accountability System
NR (not rated)
School is not rated due to insufficient data, primarily because the school did not have a sufficient number of students
On January 24, 2023 at 8:50am, this file was updated. Please see the "Please Read Changes" sheet on the file for changes made as well as notes on previous versions.
HB 2402, passed in 2021, paused A-F letter grades for the 2020-2021 school year. In lieu of issuing A-F letter grades, the Legislature and the Governor directed the Board to identify below average schools, issue a report and direct ADE to release data. For more information, please go to: https://azsbe.az.gov/2020-2021-school-year-reports
- 2022-2023 A-F Accountability
- 2021-2022 A-F Accountability
- 2019-2020 A-F Accountability
- 2018-2019 Traditional A-F Accountability
- 2017-2018 Traditional A-F Accountability
- 2016-2017 Traditional A-F Accountability
- Alternative School A-F Accountability
A-F Life Cycle: The visual below provides an overview of important tasks in the A-F process.
One Pagers for the 2022-2023 A-F Models are below. Business rules documents can be located on the Arizona Department of Education Accountability and Research website.
To view the 2021-2022 A-F Letter Grades, click on the spreadsheet below:
For information on the A-F Appeals policies and procedures for the 2021-2022 school year:
A-F Appeals Policies and Procedures 21-22
2021-2022 A-F Appeals Submission Form (Google Forms)
One Pagers for the 2021-2022 A-F Models are below.
Please note that due to HB 2910, A-F letter grades issued for the 2019-2020 school year are the same as those issued for the 2018-2019 school year. Therefore, the one page summaries below reflect models that were not used to calculate letter grades in the 2019-2020 school year.
To view the 2018-2019 A-F Letter Grades, click on the spreadsheet below:
For general information on the A-F System:
For a one page summary of the K-8 and 9-12 models:
For the final business rules:
To view the 2017-2018 A-F Letter Grades, click on the spreadsheet below:
For information on the A-F System:
For a one page summary of the models:
For frequently asked questions:
For the business rules and statistical analysis:
To view the 2016-2017 A-F Letter Grades, click the spreadsheet below:
2016-2017 Business Rules with Appendix
School Year 2016-2017 CCRI Rubric Credentials
TAC Structure and Membership.pdf
A-F Data Presentation and Findings
Click here to view previous TAC meetings.
Letter grades for alternative schools can be viewed in the spreadsheets above beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Letter grades were not released for alternative schools prior to the 2018-2019 school year. Information on the Alternative School A-F Model can be found below:
2018-2019 Alternative School Model