9801 West Van Buren Street, Tolleson, Arizona 85353    Phone: (623) 478-4000
Welcome to Tolleson Union HS
Message from our Superintendent

November 2015

Dear TUHSD Employees and Community Members,

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded of how grateful I am to the Tolleson Union High School District (TUHSD) employees and community who dedicate themselves every day to the students and work of the Tolleson Union High School District.

The semester has raced by, and I am encouraged by the progress our TUHSD students have made this year. This progress is possible because of the dedicated employees and community members supporting TUHSD. Each day, employees and the community work together to ensure that our TUHSD students are prepared for college and the workforce. Much has been done to increase achievement and provide all students with a quality education. I am excited to build upon our current success as we end first semester and enter second semester.

To our teachers, site administrators, and school staff members: thank you for making teaching and learning your top priority. You dedicate yourselves to challenging students to achieve. This can be difficult, but you never give up. Without this commitment, our students would not be able to compete at the next level. You give our students 100% every day, and your work is the foundation of all that we are trying to accomplish in TUHSD. I appreciate your talents, your passion, and your joy in working with our students.

To our district office employees: thank you for committing to better serve our students and our schools through your work as a district office employee. Every single employee of TUHSD plays a crucial role in ensuring that our students are provided with a world-class education. Thank you for being part of the TUHSD team.

To our students and families: thank you for choosing TUHSD and bringing to our community such a diversity of talents, personalities, cultures, and accomplishments. I am so proud to serve your family, and we look forward to building an even stronger relationship with you in support of our students. Your success is the success of TUHSD, and we want all students to be prepared when they graduate.  You are the leaders of tomorrow, and we are dedicated to making sure you are prepared.  

To our community partners, supporters, and stakeholders: thank you for supporting the work of TUHSD in so many different ways. In these times of limited resources and shrinking budgets, having great community partners who advocate for education and TUHSD is critical to ensuring that our work moves forward. I am lucky to have you as part of the TUHSD family.

To our governing board members: thank you for your time, your dedication, and the commitment you display in making decisions that are best for our students.

I am humbled by this opportunity to serve this community as the superintendent of Tolleson Union High School District. Thank you, once again, for all that you do for TUHSD.

I wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Yours in education,

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Dr. Lexi Cunningham

Featured Authors

TUHSD is proud to feature guest author messages.

  • Governing Board
    • This month's featured author is Vincent Moreno, governing board member.
  • Teacher
    • Embrace it! Live It! Dream It! Empower it! Teach it! Heather Eaton, CTE photography/journalism teacher and department chair at La Joya Community High School, describes how passion and perseverance can determine our day, week, month, year, and beyond.
  • Student
    • Cadet Major Alexis Molina (class of 2016) and Cadet Captain Puaolealgi Dole (class of 2015) describe how Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) leadership training enhanced their lives.

District Recognitions

Each month, the district recognizes student athletes and employees of the month. Athlete of the month recognizes student athletes who exhibit exemplary sportsmanship, performance, leadership, and work ethic in the classroom and in a competitive environment. We bestow the employee of the month recognition upon employees who have exemplified the mission, vision, and purpose of the Tolleson Union High School District.

Latest News
October Happenings

What a busy month! Testing began, the first quarter ended, students and teachers enjoyed fall break, and fall sports was in full swing.


Tutor Bus Availability

Is your student attending after school tutoring? Are you aware that bus transportation is available for students following their tutor session? Check out the tutor bus schedules for first and second semesters.

TUHSD on Social Media

Did you know that Tolleson Union has its very own Facebook page and Twitter account? You can see and read about exciting events happening in our district. These outlets are also a great way to receive important information that we want you to know. 

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. For more information please contact:

  • Human Resources Department
    Michael Stewart, Director
    (623) 478-4007
  • Special Services Department
    Wendy Barrie, Director
    (623) 478-4058

Career-Driven Education

West-MECWelcome to career-driven education.


Thanks 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. West-MEC provides students who attend schools in its member districts with career driven educational opportunities they may not have at their home school. While continuing to attend school in TUHSD, students may be eligible to take coursework leading often time to industry certifications in the following programs Aesthetician, Automotive Collision, Automotive Technology, Aviation Technology, Avionics, CNC Precision Manufacturing, Cosmetology, EMT, Fire Science, HVAC-R, Medical Assisting, Medium Heavy Diesel, Veterinary Sciences, & Welding Technology. Contact your school's West-MEC Rep in the Guidance Department for more information, or visit West-Mec's website for program and application information.

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 Joanna Peterson at (623) 478-4038.