Legacy Traditional Schools Announces Arizona Department of Education Letter Grades

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2017

Legacy Traditional Schools Announces Arizona Department of Education Letter Grades
Nine Schools Receive an A Rating

Chandler, AZ – Legacy Traditional Schools, Arizona’s largest and highest-quality network of public K-8, tuition-free charter schools, today released the letter grades it’s 12 Arizona schools received from the Arizona Department of Education. The following table shows the distribution of the state’s letter grades and the results of Legacy’s network of K-8 Arizona schools:

K-8 Letter Grade

Performance Descriptor

Legacy Traditional Schools

Percentage of Arizona K-8 schools that received this letter grade

A

Excellent

Casa Grande, Queen Creek, Chandler, Avondale, NW Tucson, Gilbert, Surprise, Peoria, & North Chandler

Less than 16%

B

Highly Performing

Maricopa, Laveen & Glendale

36%

C

Performing

 

30%

D

Minimal Performing

 

13%

F

Failing

 

3%

“At Legacy Traditional School, we take great pride in helping students realize greater academic growth than what the Arizona Department of Education projects a student’s growth trajectory should be,” said William Bressler, chief academic officer.  

“Our schools’ 2017 AzMERIT scores, and these Arizona Department of Education letter grades are further proof that our curriculum, our instructional model and the delivery of instruction by highly effective teachers are essential ingredients in our proven formula for ongoing student academic achievement,” added Bressler.

Legacy Traditional Schools believes there is no limit to what a student can achieve with great education and strong character. Our non-profit network of tuition-free, A-rated public schools was founded on this principle, and it underlies our mission to build lifelong learners and good citizens. Every Legacy Traditional School features a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes all areas of academic study, including the arts, physical education and extensive athletics and extracurricular activities. We serve 15,000 students across 13 campuses in Arizona (Greater Phoenix, Northwest Tucson, Maricopa and Casa Grande) and Nevada (North Las Vegas). New campuses are coming to Phoenix and East Mesa, AZ, and Henderson, NV in 2017-18. Learn more: www.legacytraditional.org.

 

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