Tolleson Union HSD Logo
Tolleson Union
High School District
Tolleson Union High School Students

welcome to tUHSD

Message from Our Superintendent

Dear TUHSD Community,

September is here and we are half-way through the first quarter already. I am so proud of the hard work taking place in our classrooms every day – students are engaged and learning, teachers are providing meaningful and rigorous lesson plans and all of this with a united focus on academic student achievement.

Our new high school is under construction and I would like to share with you that the Governing Board approved the name, mascot, and colors at their August 21, 2018 meeting. In case you haven’t heard, the name of the new high school at Avondale Blvd. and Encanto is West Point High School. The school mascot will be the Dragon and the school colors are red and black. We know that this new high school, opening next fall with freshmen and sophomore students, will be another point of pride for the TUHSD. Already, there is much interest in the new school given the fact that our flyby video on Facebook has been viewed 23,000 times! I look forward to sharing more with you on this exciting addition to TUHSD and our community throughout the year.

I would like to celebrate some of our successes: 

  • We have an excellent Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and collaborate with organizations like West-MEC that provide our students with great opportunities. Over the summer, Universal Technical Institute (UTI) had a no-cost program that instructs students in automotive, diesel, motorcycle and collision repair mechanical technology. We believe in offering a wealth of opportunities for our students, whether they are preparing to go to college, into the workforce or a trade. 
  • Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG) is another worthwhile program that we offer at all of our schools. JAG’s mission is to help young people stay in school and to acquire the academic, personal, leadership, and vocational skills they will need to be successful upon graduation. The JAG program at La Joya Community High School, under the direction of Cathy Garcia, received the award last year as the top JAG program in the state!
  • An excellent program offered at all of our schools is the American Dream Academy (ADA). Through our partnership with Arizona State University, the 8-week program provides families with the tools and confidence to join forces with schools and communities to make sure their children have successful academic careers and prepare for a university experience. TUHSD offers the program in both English and Spanish. 
  • Another great opportunity that we are offering to our students is the Young Engineers Shape the World (YESW) program, unique to TUHSD, in partnership with ASU and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. TUHSD will host the YESW program at our district office from September 22, 2018 through March 23, 2019, studying ten different engineering topics. We look forward to future Sun Devil's from TUHSD studying in the field of engineering.

Remember there will be no school for students on Wednesday, September 12, so all TUHSD staff can participate in a full day of professional development. 

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!

Sincerely,

Nora Gutierrez

Nora Gutierrez
Superintendent

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.

Featured Authors

TUHSD is proud to feature guest author messages.

  • TeacherSierra Linda High School English teacher Karen Baltajian offers her thoughts on curiosity. 
  • StudentUniversity High School senior Irene Franco Rubio shares her thoughts on her high school career.

Please visit our Featured Author Archives to view past guest author messages.