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™.