Tolleson Union High School

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Tolleson Union High School
9419 West Van Buren Steet
Tolleson, Arizona 85353
United States
Type Secondary Public School
Established 1927
School district Tolleson Union High School District
Principal Ernest Molina
Grades 9-12
Number of students

about 10,000 in total (9-12)

Color(s) Maroon and Gold
Mascot The Wolverine
Newspaper The Wolver News

Tolleson Union High School is a four-year high school located in Tolleson, Arizona. It was established in 1927 and is the only high school within the city limits of Tolleson. Tolleson is the oldest of the five schools in the Tolleson Union High School District.


In the 2006-2007 school year, Tolleson received an AZ LEARNS achievement profile of Performing Plus from the Arizona Department of Education, which is "an informal recognition of schools that have shown improvement ... but do not have a sufficient number of students exceeding the standard"[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

Academic programs[edit]

University High School[edit]

Established in 2006,[3] University High School is a TUHSD college preparatory school within Tolleson Union High School. Students are required to apply for the academy. Acceptance to the program is determined primarily by various academic scores. Recently, ASU has been working closely with the staff to provide maximum support for its gifted students. Dr. Josh Dean was the Operations Administrator and founder of University High. Ms. Courtney Stevens was the counselor of UH students but was promoted to Operations administrator when Dr. Dean was promoted to a district office.

Most students achieve post-secondary education. The first graduating class in 2010 walked away with about 3 million dollars in Scholarships between about 100 people, some of them with multiple scholarships. The school is staffed by dedicated teachers that expect success from the students, and newer versions of books are used, which have been circulating since the school began. UH students are not given special treatment, but they are expected to work harder than other students.

In 2010, the school's usage of tutor buses was cut as part of other cuts to the Tolleson Union budget. However, in 2011, buses were brought back into the program.

In 2011, University High was ranked No. 1 in the Arizona state through the result of AIMS scores.


  1. ^ AIA 2012 enrollment figures
  2. ^ AZ Department of Education (2007). Accountability Division
  3. ^ University High School: Program Overview

Coordinates: 33°26′59″N 112°15′48″W / 33.4497647°N 112.2632101°W / 33.4497647; -112.2632101