Each year the Arizona Department of Education releases it's rankings of schools throughout Arizona. They have used a system of labels including: Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Under Performing and Failing. The schools serving the Desert Ridge area have consistently achieved the Excelling status.
The ADE has just unveiled a new grading system for schools that will completely replace the old labels in 2013. They are now releasing the grades in both formats, and once again for the 2010 - 2011 school year,all of the Desert Ridge Schools; Desert Trails and Wildfire Elementary Schools, Explorer Middle School and Pinnacle High School achieved the Excelling ranking and they all received an "A" ranking under the new letter grade system. Desert Ridge is within the Paradise Valley Unified School District.
The new system now factors in improvement over time, not just test results and passing grades. For more information about school rankings across the state, and what the ranking systems mean, please check out the Arizona Department of Education.
Desert Ridge is a master planned community in NE Phoenix with a fabulous mix of condos, single family homes, shopping, dining and entertainment. It is located adjacent to both the 101 and 51 freeways for easy access to all that the Valley of the Sun has to offer.
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Adam Tarr PC
Citywide Real Estate