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TVUSD DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS AND SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS
District Highlights
 
 
District Schools and Student Populations -     As of Aug 2016
Number of schools: Two K-6 elementary schools; one 7-8 junior high; one 9-12 high school
Number of students: 2,118 Total K-12 Student Population
Agua Caliente ES – 481                Emily Gray Jr HS - 371
Tanque Verde ES – 667                Tanque Verde HS - 599
 

Ratings and Rankings
  • A-Rated, Excelling Public School District - Arizona Department of Education (Last rating by ADE 2014)
  • Ranked in Top 10 Arizona Public School Districts - Arizona Department of Education (Last ranking by ADE 2014)
Academics
  • Graduation rate: TVHS 2015 Graduation rate - 94%
  • Scholarship recipients: In 2016: 51 in-state scholarships offered, totaling $1.28 million, with total $1.9 million in scholarships offered
  • Number of graduates who pursued post-secondary education: 80% SY 2015-16
Fiscal Responsibility
  • Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting - Government Finance Officers Assoc. - 2015 (21st consecutive year received)
  • Highest Pima County 10 Year Average - Classroom Dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2015 - Dollars Spent in the Classroom: 59.9% Classroom Dollars (53.6 Peer Avg); 6.8% Student Support; 1.5% Instructional Support; 3.3% Food Services; 4.1% Transportation; 10.9% Plant Operations; 13.5% Administration
  • Solar Project Grant TEP/SOLON : $150,00 annual estimated electricity cost savings, 2012 - Ongoing
  • Energy Efficiency Audit & Improvements : Climatec, 2013 – Ongoing additional estimated annual utilities cost savings $60,500
  • Bonds: 2009 $14 million School Improvement Bond: Overall interest rate of 3.63%|Bond Rating AA
  • District M&O 15% Budget Override $1.5 million (Approved Nov. 2014)

Awards & Accomplishments
(Partial list reflects only recent awards)
 
TANQUE VERDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT:
  • Ranked in Top Ten Traditional Public School Districts in Arizona (ADE 2014)
  • Awarded District "A" Grade - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (last year of ADE rating) The Tanque Verde School District is one of four Southern Arizona school districts to be named a Top District by the state. Our district outperformed the state average in both the math and reading measures in 2015.

AGUA CALIENTE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: HOME OF THE “COYOTES”
  • ADE Reward School – Higher Performing School, 2013-14 - Arizona Dept. of Education
  • Awarded “A” Grade – Arizona Department of Education, 2011, 2012, 2014 (Last year ADE rating)
  • ADE Title 1 ESEA Reward School 2013
  • SARSEF Top Elementary School Award - 2014
  • SARSEF Grand Awards - 2013, 2014, 2015 
  • Elks Club Americanism Essay Contest Winners – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners, Mr. Crane’s Class, 2014
  • ASTA Elementary School Science Teacher of the Year – Ms. Svea Anderson 2014
  • Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH) Character Education Curriculum incorporated at ACES in 2016-17. This nationally acclaimed program provides the tools necessary for administrators, faculty and staff to increase student achievement and support a safe, positive, and effective learning environment.

TANQUE VERDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: HOME OF THE “GECKOS”
  • ADE Reward School – Higher Performing School, 2012-13, 2013-14 – Arizona Dept. of Education (ADE)
  • Awarded “A” Grade – Arizona Department of Education, 2011, 2012, 2014 (Last year ADE rating)
  • Arizona Higher Performing School Award – Arizona Bus. & Educ. Coalition, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • ADE Title 1 ESEA High Performing Reward School 2013 
  • SARSEF Elementary Science Teacher of the Year Award – Kathy Murphy, 2012
  • SARSEF Top Elementary School Award - 2011, 2012
  • SARSEF Grand Awards - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Junior Achievement School Coordinators of the Year, Jennifer Maynard and Cheryl LaRose, TVES
  • Artists Residency Grants– Arizona Commission on the Arts, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • ASBA Golden Bell Award, Ms. Regina Buckley/Mr. Scott King - 2nd Place for Phonemic Awareness Skills Training for Kindergarten Children Considered At-risk for Reading Difficulties (2001)
  • Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH) Character Education Curriculum incorporated at TVES in 2013-14. 

EMILY GRAY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: HOME OF THE “BOBCATS”
  • Awarded “B” Grade – ADE, Arizona Dept. of Education, 2013, 2014 (last year of ADE ranking)
  • Achieved 143 of 160 points needed for a grade of “A” with Continued Growth Scores
  • SARSEF Grand Awards - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH) Character Education Curriculum - Incorporated at EGJH in 2014-15
  • AZ Science Teachers Assoc. (ASTA)–Teacher Leadership Mentors, Ms. Hopkins and Ms. Stetson, 2014
  • Arizona Daughters of the American Revolution – Social Studies Teacher of the Year, Mr. Chris Voutsas, 2012
  • Honor Flight Southern Arizona Sponsor – EGJH Social Studies Department 2015, 2016 (ongoing)

TANQUE VERDE HIGH SCHOOL: HOME OF THE “HAWKS”
  • Awarded "A" Grade – ADE, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 
  • Best High Schools Bronze Award - US News and World Reports, 2014-15, 2015-16
  • Best High Schools Silver Award - US News and World Reports, 2013-14
  • School of Excellence for High Quality Civic Engagement - Arizona Dept. of Education, 2014-15 (Highest award)
  • School of Distinction for High Quality Civic Learning – Arizona Dept. of Education, 2013-14
  • School of Merit for High Quality Civic Learning – Arizona Dept. of Education, 2012-13 Inaugural Year
  • Arizona Art Education Association - Outstanding National Art Honor Society Award - Ms. Emily Dobson, 2016
  • American Chemical Society– High School Science Teacher of the Year Award – Dr. Grazyna Zreda, 2014
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2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop • Tucson, Arizona 85749 • Telephone: (520) 749-5751 • Fax (520) 749-5400

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