The Arizona Department of Education recently released the 2017-2018 A-F Letter Grades for schools. The school letter grade results for Deer Valley Unified School District show that 95 percent of DVUSD schools received an A (Excellent) or B (Highly Performing) grade. That’s up from 86 percent last year.

“We are truly a District of Continuous Improvement! In addition, DVUSD students continue to score higher on AzMERIT tests than the average charter school student,” said Superintendent Dr. Curtis Finch.

“This accomplishment isn’t happening by accident. DVUSD teachers, staff, and administrators are highly focused on working together and using data to find ways to increase student achievement. We beat this year’s District academic goal of having 92 percent of our schools rated as A or B, and we are within reach of our five-year goal for 100 percent of our schools to be A or B-rated,” said Dr. Finch.