explorer: Desert Ridge area schools get top grades! - 10/13/11 05:32 PM
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 … (0 comments)

explorer: Desert Ridge Schools - 06/29/07 01:09 PM
Desert Ridge Schools
Desert Ridge Schools:        Desert Trails Elementary        Wildfire Elementary        Explorer Middle School        Pinnacle High School
 
It may be the middle of summer, but as parents it's never too early to think about your kid's schools.  Schools throughout the area are seeing increased enrollment with the rapid growth in the market.  School boundaries do change because of this, every year in some districts.  You should always verify what school districts and schools cover a home you are interested in purchasing.  We strive to keep you up to date on schools in Desert Ridge.
Desert Ridge in North Phoenix, proudly houses some … (0 comments)

explorer: Pinnacle High School in Desert Ridge One of the best in the Country - 05/24/07 11:29 AM
Pinnacle High School - Desert Ridge Makes Newsweek's "Tops" list!
I was planning my next blog on the Desert Ridge area of Phoenix to be about schools.  A newly announced accolade for Pinnacle High School makes this the perfect time.  Pinnacle High School, in the Paradise Valley Unified School District, was just named among the best high schools in the country by Newsweek.  The magazine selected high schools using a scale called the Challenge Index, which measured each school's rate of participation in college-level tests like advanced placement programs.  Newsweek has been running this list each year since 1998.Newsweek added the number … (0 comments)