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9801 West Van Buren Street, Tolleson, Arizona 85353    Phone: (623) 478-4000
Summer Swimming

The Tolleson Union High School pool will be open May 30 through August 1, 2015. Read more >>>


 
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.


 
Summer Swimming

The Tolleson Union High School pool will be open May 30 through August 1, 2015. Read more >>>


 
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.


 
Summer Swimming

The Tolleson Union High School pool will be open May 30 through August 1, 2015. Read more >>>


 
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.


 
Summer Swimming

The Tolleson Union High School pool will be open May 30 through August 1, 2015. Read more >>>


 
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.


 
Summer Swimming

The Tolleson Union High School pool will be open May 30 through August 1, 2015. Read more >>>


 
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

Important Notice

Arizona Laws 2015, Chapter 15, §11 requires all school districts to hold a public meeting to present the school district’s plan for proposed district additional assistance reductions pursuant to law. This meeting took place on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. View the presentation here. The law also requires that the governing board include the percentage of classroom spending in the combined categories of instruction, student support, and instructional support as defined by the Auditor General and in the school district’s adopted budget on the page of the budget that the governing board members sign. Additionally, districts with a letter grade classification of C, D, or F are required to allow thirty (30) days after the public meeting described above for the community to submit comments and recommendations to the governing board. The governing board will then consider the comments and recommendations of the community at a public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at the district office, 9801 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson, AZ. Leave your comments and recommendations here

arrowSummer Academy

The deadline to register for Summer Academy has been extended. We will accept applications on a first come, first served basis.

Parents must go to Lighthouse Academy (located at 9419 W. Van Buren Street) to submit their Summer Academy application and enroll their student during the following dates and times:

  • May 26 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • May 27 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • May 29 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • June 1 - 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • June 2 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please visit our Summer Academy page for more information.

Swim Time

Summer is here and it is time to cool off at the Tolleson pool. Sign up now for swim lessons and/or the swim team by visiting the online registration website. For more information, please see the Community Pool page. Check back throughout the summer for information about dive in movie nights and other special events.

Summer Food ProgramSummer 2015 Food Service Program

We will be offering a free breakfast and lunch to children ages one through eighteen. We will serve these meals Monday through Friday from June 8 until July 9. Please view our flyer for full details.
 
 
 

Little Aztecs Learning CenterLittle Aztecs Learning Center Enrollment Flyer

TUHSD is now accepting enrollment applications to the Little Aztecs Learning Center program for the 2015-2016 school year. Please see the enrollment flyer for full details.