Tolleson Union High School
|Tolleson Union High School|
|9419 West Van Buren Steet
Tolleson, Arizona 85353
|Type||Secondary Public School|
|School district||Tolleson Union High School District|
|Number of students||
about 10,000 in total (9-12)
|Color(s)||Maroon and Gold|
|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"
- Merle Keagle - All-American Girls Professional Baseball league 1944 & 1948 seasons. Baseball Hall Of Fame, Coopers Town, NY. 1941 Graduate of Tolleson High.
- Mike Bell, running back for the New Orleans Saints
- Nick Hysong, Pole Vaulter, 2000 Olympic Gold Medal Winner
- Marcus Thomas, running back for the Cleveland Browns
- Clancy Pendergast, American football coach (former Arizona Cardinals assistant, 2004–09)
University High School
Established in 2006, 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.
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