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A+ School of Excellence

Grayhawk Elementary School is an A+ School of Excellence!

The A+ School of Excellence™ Program is a comprehensive school assessment program that celebrates outstanding schools and brings to light the positive stories and successes happening in public schools every day.


The A+ School of Excellence™ Program was created by the Arizona Educational Foundation in 1983. Its purpose is threefold:

  • to identify and give public recognition to outstanding public schools in Arizona;
  • to make available a comprehensive framework of key criteria for school effectiveness that can serve as a basis for participatory self-assessment and planning in schools;
  • to facilitate communication and sharing of best practices within and among schools based on a common criteria related to success.

Learn more about the AEF School of Excellence Program.




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