Dear University High School parents/guardians: for information regarding transcript requests, enrollments, or withdrawals, please contact our school registrar, Renee Jordan. We are still registering for the 2020–2021 school year online. Thank you.

For notification letters regarding meal benefits, please contact Kimberly Luvisi.

Best SchoolsWelcome to University High School! This year University High School is ranked the #7th school in the state according to AZM2 (formerly AzMERIT) and AIMS scores and student growth as ranked by the Arizona Department of Education. In addition to this honor, US News and World Report recently named University High School the #7th school in Arizona and the #21st school in the nation for college preparation—out of over 30,000 schools! Congratulations to our teachers, staff, students, and community for your hard work and dedication to excellence.

Located in Tolleson, Arizona, we opened our doors in 2006 and strive to prepare high school students for college. With a rigorous curriculum, high expectations for our students, and a challenging environment, our goal is to prepare students to be successful in their next level of education. Thinking about becoming one of our new students? Please visit our New Student Information page for additional information.

A Message from Superintendent Nora Gutierrez

Dear TUHSD Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to the 2020–2021 school year! I don’t have to tell you that there are plenty of uncertainties as we begin this unprecedented start of the school year, a year like no other. While we have the experience of the spring semester under our belts, this year, we are starting from day one in an online learning environment. That means that on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, all TUHSD students will begin the school year online.

The district provides student laptops upon request. We want our students to have the best learning environment possible while attending classes virtually from home. Teachers will be streaming live instruction and engaging students each period of the day. If you still need to request a student laptop, please contact your school.

For those students who have not enrolled yet, please use our online enrollment. We look forward to serving your educational needs.

In addition, there have been some recent changes in in-person student learning on our campuses. At the governing board meeting on July 28, the board voted to delay in-person student learning through the first quarter of the school year, which is October 9 on our school calendar. This means that online learning begins on the first day of school (August 4), and continues until October 9. The governing board made this decision with the well-being and health of our students, their families, and staff members in mind and in response to Governor Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-51 issued on July 23, 2020.

TUHSD continues to have a united focus on student academic achievement. Our outstanding teachers are ready to assist you on your educational journey. We also expect our students to stay committed to that common goal that unites us. It is that shared vision that will get us through these tough times.

TUHSD will provide a safe place for children who need a place to go during the day a free on-site learning space at our school sites starting on August 17, per the governor’s executive order. More information on our plan will be coming soon.

We all know that challenges are just opportunities, waiting for us to conquer. Together we can beat COVID-19 by following and practicing the guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control. For more information on proper safety protocols, please visit the CDC.

We appreciate the patience and understanding of our parents and students during this unique and challenging time. We will continue to communicate with our parents in a timely manner as new information comes our way. Please check to be sure that your school office has your most current and accurate information on file, including updated phone numbers, email addresses, and mailing addresses.

Remember to check our website often for updated information. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date that way.

And as always, remember that we are Tolleson strong!


      Nora Gutierrez

      Nora Gutierrez