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Kyrene Schools Celebrate A+ Recognition By Arizona Educational Foundation

Posted February 2023


Four Kyrene schools have been awarded the 2023 Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) A+ School of ExcellenceTM award. All four Kyrene schools that sought A+ recognition this year were successful in their bids for the coveted award. Twelve Kyrene schools currently hold an A+ recognition.


Kyrene 2023 A+ Schools of Excellence:

  • Kyrene de los Cerritos Leadership Academy
  • Kyrene del Cielo Elementary School
  • Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School
  • Kyrene de la Paloma Arts Integration Academy


Kyrene del Cielo is celebrating a new A+ designation (the school previously earned the award in 2006); Kyrene de los Cerritos was previously recognized in 2017 and 2013; Kyrene de la Colina and Kyrene de la Paloma are renewing their A+ status, last awarded in 2018.


Schools applying for this recognition take part in a rigorous process that includes a written application, on-site visits by a team of trained judges and participation by faculty, students and families. Schools are evaluated in areas such as school culture, curriculum, leadership, assessment data and community involvement.


Schools receive an A+ School of Excellence™ banner and receive a $500 award. Visit Kyrene School District online for a complete list of Kyrene’s A+ Schools of Excellence™.