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9801 West Van Buren Street, Tolleson, Arizona 85353    Phone: (623) 478-4000
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Our utility usage report has been updated.View the new utility graphs on our Facilities page under the Departments tab.


 
Seeking Special Education Teachers

Flashing Explanation PointTolleson Union High School District is currently seeking special education teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. Apply and interview now for a letter of intent. Read more >>>


 
Career-Driven Education

West-MECThanks to the support of voters, who in the fall of 2012 elected to have TUHSD join the Western Maricopa Education Center, a joint technical education district. Read more >>>


 
Facility Rentals Information

Embracing the school/community partnership, TUHSD makes its facilities available to the public on a fee basis. To obtain information on facility rentals, contact Jennifer Cordner at (623) 478-4038.


 
Utility Usage

Our utility usage report has been updated.View the new utility graphs on our Facilities page under the Departments tab.


 
Seeking Special Education Teachers

Flashing Explanation PointTolleson Union High School District is currently seeking special education teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. Apply and interview now for a letter of intent. Read more >>>


 
Career-Driven Education

West-MECThanks to the support of voters, who in the fall of 2012 elected to have TUHSD join the Western Maricopa Education Center, a joint technical education district. Read more >>>


 
Facility Rentals Information

Embracing the school/community partnership, TUHSD makes its facilities available to the public on a fee basis. To obtain information on facility rentals, contact Jennifer Cordner at (623) 478-4038.


 
Utility Usage

Our utility usage report has been updated.View the new utility graphs on our Facilities page under the Departments tab.


 
Seeking Special Education Teachers

Flashing Explanation PointTolleson Union High School District is currently seeking special education teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. Apply and interview now for a letter of intent. Read more >>>


 
Career-Driven Education

West-MECThanks to the support of voters, who in the fall of 2012 elected to have TUHSD join the Western Maricopa Education Center, a joint technical education district. Read more >>>


 
Facility Rentals Information

Embracing the school/community partnership, TUHSD makes its facilities available to the public on a fee basis. To obtain information on facility rentals, contact Jennifer Cordner at (623) 478-4038.


 
Utility Usage

Our utility usage report has been updated.View the new utility graphs on our Facilities page under the Departments tab.


 
Seeking Special Education Teachers

Flashing Explanation PointTolleson Union High School District is currently seeking special education teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. Apply and interview now for a letter of intent. Read more >>>


 
Career-Driven Education

West-MECThanks to the support of voters, who in the fall of 2012 elected to have TUHSD join the Western Maricopa Education Center, a joint technical education district. Read more >>>


 
Facility Rentals Information

Embracing the school/community partnership, TUHSD makes its facilities available to the public on a fee basis. To obtain information on facility rentals, contact Jennifer Cordner at (623) 478-4038.


 
Utility Usage

Our utility usage report has been updated.View the new utility graphs on our Facilities page under the Departments tab.


 
Seeking Special Education Teachers

Flashing Explanation PointTolleson Union High School District is currently seeking special education teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. Apply and interview now for a letter of intent. Read more >>>


 
Career-Driven Education

West-MECThanks to the support of voters, who in the fall of 2012 elected to have TUHSD join the Western Maricopa Education Center, a joint technical education district. Read more >>>


 
Facility Rentals Information

Embracing the school/community partnership, TUHSD makes its facilities available to the public on a fee basis. To obtain information on facility rentals, contact Jennifer Cordner at (623) 478-4038.


 
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Welcome to Tolleson
Message from our Superintendent

March 2015

To Parents and TUHSD Community,

Late Friday evening, the state legislature began their final work on the fiscal year 2016 budget, which passed both the senate and the house Saturday morning. The budget that was passed will have a dramatic impact on schools and students throughout the state of Arizona. Governor Ducey has stated that he is advocating for a “Classroom First Initiative, prioritizing funding for teachers and classroom instruction, and ensuring maximum dollars are spent where learning happens – in the classroom.”  

The budget that was passed on Saturday morning will force the Tolleson Union High School District to make some crucial decisions that will impact all TUHSD schools. The programs and departments impacted are areas supported or referred to as “non-classroom dollars.” What they failed to take into consideration is the excellent level of support TUHSD provides to students both in and out of the classroom by ensuring that students have an opportunity to excel. Non-classroom expenses include food service, administration, transportation, facilities, instructional support, and student support. These are all vital departments committed to helping all students. Our food and nutrition staff provides breakfast and lunch to our students, with over 70% of our population qualifying for free and/or reduced lunch. Our administrators guide and mentor our students and staff, ensuring our campuses support the critical work of educating all students. For many of our students, their only way to school is on a TUHSD bus, and the first and last smiling face they see each day may be a bus driver. Our facilities are well cared for and safe for all students and staff due to the dedication of our facilities department. TUHSD social workers and guidance advisors support students through difficult times and guide them on their journey towards graduation. Without instructional support, our students would not have the technology they need to be prepared for a career upon graduation. Without these “non-classroom dollar” support services, TUHSD would not be able to serve our students as we have for almost 100 years. That would be a tragedy to our students and our TUHSD community.

TUHSD educates over 10,500 students who live in our 102 square-mile district. We are a large and growing district that prides itself on a strong history of success. We have worked tirelessly to improve teaching and learning. TUHSD has been fiscally conservative and mindful of the support we receive from our generous taxpayers. TUHSD is prepared to meet the challenges that will face the district in fiscal year 2016, but how much more can any district in Arizona be asked to endure? The education of our students will remain a priority. Our staff will remain a priority. Our TUHSD community will remain a priority. We will take care of TUHSD, but there comes a time when we have to say “no more.” Let’s stand together to build up education and our future, not continue to tear it down.

Many of you have asked, “What can I do to help?” There are many things that our TUHSD community can do to help our students and schools.

  • Many legislators supported education in this legislative session and voted against this damaging budget. These are legislators who are graduates of TUHSD schools. They are our neighbors. They are a part of our TUHSD family. Please reach out and thank these legislatures. As Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” The legislators who represent our TUHSD community stood tall and deserve our thanks.
  • As citizens, you have the opportunity and right to let the governor and state legislators who did not support education know how you feel. You can contact the governor’s office. You can also contact state legislators. Your voice matters.
  • Join the site council or a booster club at your child’s school. Become involved in the activities that your child is involved in. You will not only be supporting your child, but will connect with other parents who are education supporters. You will also learn how you can help the principal of your child’s school meet the needs of all students.
  • Consider supporting TUHSD by making a tax credit donation. You can have a positive impact on an extracurricular program and will receive an income tax credit of up to $200.00 for a single person or up to $400.00 per married couple. Visit the TUHSD website to explore this opportunity.
  • Share this information with your family and friends. Please continue to ask questions. Be an informed voter and TUHSD community resident. Stand tall for education.

You have the commitment of all TUHSD employees that we will continue to provide an excellent education for all students. Our schools are continuing to improve and our goal is to prepare students for a better tomorrow in Arizona. Thank you for your continued support.

Yours in education,

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Dr. Lexi Cunningham
Superintendent


Important Information

Come Raise a Little Cane on March 30 for a Great Cause

For over 30 years the Wolverine-Knight Foundation has supported teachers and students in the TUHSD. Each year it awards over $25,000 in scholarships to deserving students. The foundation honors students with perfect attendance each year and sponsors a student art competition each spring. For many years the foundation also helped with field trips and student activities. On March 30 the Wolverine-Knight Foundation will host a fundraiser at Raising Cane's on McDowell in Avondale. Bring the flyer to the restaurant at any time on March 30, and 20% of your purchase will go to the foundation and benefit TUHSD students. 

District Increases Dollars to the Classroom

The Arizona Attorney General’s office Division of School Audits issued a special study named Arizona School District Spending-Fiscal Year 2014 that includes costs, performance measures, operational trends, and a financial stress assessment for the district.


District Recognitions
Employees of the Month

Tolleson Union High School District bestows the honor of the Employee of the Month upon employees who have exemplified the mission, vision, and purpose of the Tolleson Union High School District. Celebrate the latest Employee of the Month.


Student Athletes of the Month

Each school is recognizing one male and one female athlete as their Student Athlete of the Month. Nominated by his/her sport's coach, the students must excel in sportsmanship, performance, leadership, and work ethic on and off the field. Judged by a committee of head coaches, the student athletes of the month are recognized by the district’s governing board at a regularly scheduled meeting. Meet the latest Student Athletes of the Month.

Student Athletes of the Month - January 2015