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Kyrene Celebrates A+ recognition by Arizona Educational Foundation

Posted October 2020

Kyrene School District’s list of A+ schools continues to grow. Three schools have just earned the coveted Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) A+ School of Excellence™ award, bringing the total number of A+ Kyrene schools to 16.


Kyrene 2020 A+ Schools of Excellence:

  • Kyrene Altadeña Middle School
  • Kyrene de las Brisas Elementary School
  • Kyrene de la Mirada Leadership Academy


Altadeña Middle School is celebrating a new A+ designation (the school previously earned the award in 2012), while Kyrene de las Brisas and Kyrene de la Mirada are renewing their A+ status. This is the third consecutive A+ award for Brisas and the second consecutive award for Mirada. Both schools also earned AEF’s A+ designation in 2016.


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. Schools retain their A+ designation for four years. Visit Kyrene School District online for a complete list of Kyrene’s A+ Schools of Excellence™.