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Message from Our Superintendent

Dear TUHSD Community,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I trust you were able to take some time to connect with your family and friends over the summer to return refreshed and energized for the start of school. We are looking forward to welcoming our students for another great year at the best District in the West Valley with the first day of school for freshmen on August 1 and all students on August 2. 

I always say that TUHSD is a hidden gem; there is so much to celebrate. I have asked our amazing staff to look for the hidden gems in each of their students. Every one of our students is a hidden gem full of hope and dreams. We will work hard to polish our students and prepare them for college, career, and life to shine for all to see. Our focus is on student academic success!

I am proud to share that we had a very successful summer school program. Session 1 for the Credit Success Academy program ended with 603 students earning credit for a course taken in Session 1. Students completed 291 courses in the Blended Learning Academy. Also, we had 119 students enrolled in the Future Freshman Academy over the summer so they will be ready to jump into the new school year prepared. I would like to recognize Nikki Baumgart, summer school principal/LJCHS assistant principal of curriculum & instruction, for her dedication and leadership, along with her administrative team: Johnathan Rosenberger, assistant principal at LJCHS, and Christopher Williams, assistant principal at SLHS. They have done an outstanding job with summer school this year!

Finally, we want to congratulate TUHSD's Jesse Delgado, another TUHSD hidden gem, who was selected to be highlighted for the Arizona K12 Center’s Teacher Leadership Institute this past year. As part of this recognition, Jesse was interviewed on “3Ps in a Pod”, an education podcast. He was also highlighted in the Teacher Leadership YouTube series and magazine. Jesse was also a featured speaker at the Teacher Leadership Conference in Tucson in June.

Mark your calendars:

  • First day of school for Freshmen on Wednesday, August 1
  • First day of school for All students on Thursday, August 2
  • Join us for the district’s parent night hosted at each school on Thursday, August 16. 

Be sure to look for the hidden gems in your life and treasure them, polish them, and make them shine bright for all to see!

As always, remember to check our website for important upcoming events. To learn more about our district, follow us on Facebook or on Twitter. 

TUHSD Do It With Pride!


Nora Gutierrez

Nora Gutierrez

New High School

The Tolleson Union High School District's newest high school will be at Avondale Blvd. and Encanto Blvd. in the City of Avondale. We expect the new school to open for the 2019–2020 school year.

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