Dear University High School parents/guardians: Applications are now being accepted for the 2021–2022 school year. To apply, or for information regarding transcript requests, enrollments, or withdrawals, please contact our school registrar, Renee Jordan. Thank you.

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

US News University High School 2020 RankingsWelcome to University High School! This year University High School in Tolleson is ranked #86 in the National Rankings. Schools are ranked regarding their performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. To read more about how we rank among the Best High Schools in the United States, visit our rankings page.

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 Tolleson Union High School District Community,

As we enter the month of May, we look at closing out the 2020–2021 school year. Never in our nation’s history have we experienced in education what we lived through this past year. It was unprecedented. Through it all, we persevered. I am proud that we worked together to ensure the health and safety of students, staff, and their families. Our students adapted. Our teachers and staff adapted. You adapted. And in the end, with safety protocols and mitigations in place, we were able to provide students the option to return to our campuses for face-to-face, in-person instruction or remain online. We are truly grateful for that. 

Thank you all for your patience and trust as we continue to work together on providing the best educational experience that we can offer. It has been wonderful to have our students back on campuses. It is heartwarming hearing the students talking and laughing with their friends. Let’s remain focused on student academic achievement this final month of the 2020–2021 school year. 

We look forward to celebrating our seniors this month as they graduate and move on to college, career, and life. Graduating seniors and their parents/guardians should have received information directly from their schools, but here is some information regarding graduation. Please note that all graduation plans are dependent on the COVID metrics.

Graduation is planned for Monday, May 24, 2021. The ceremony will be different from past years with masks and social distancing required, as we continue to follow CDC guidelines in collaboration with State Farm Stadium. Graduating seniors and their parents/guardians should refer to the letter sent by your school for specific details. The proposed schedule for graduation is below. Again, if the metrics change, please note that this could affect plans for graduation.

2021 Graduation Schedule
Graduation is planned for Monday, May 24, 2021
at State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals
(1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305)
School Doors Open Ceremony Begins Parking Lot Parking Opens Entry Gate
La Joya Community HS 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. East 6:00 a.m. Gate 3
Westview HS 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. West 9:00 a.m. Gate 1
Sierra Linda HS 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. East 12:00 p.m. Gate 3
Copper Canyon HS 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. West 3:00 p.m. Gate 1
Tolleson/University HS 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. East 6:00 p.m. Gate 3

    *All schools, except West Point High School, in the Tolleson Union High School District are impacted by graduation on Monday, May 24, 2021. For this reason, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at La Joya Community High School, Westview High School, Sierra Linda High School, Copper Canyon High School, Tolleson Union High School, and University High School will log into Microsoft Teams or Blackboard with posted student practice for finals that day.

    No sooner will we be done with the school year, then we will be transitioning quickly into our 2021 summer school sessions. Students can earn a 0.5 credit in each class they successfully complete. Students may attend morning and afternoon sessions. There will be two summer school sessions offered; one beginning on June 1 through June 15, Monday through Friday; and a second session beginning on June 16 through June 30, Monday through Friday. All schools in the district will be offering morning and afternoon sessions.

    Our Blended Option Academy provides students the opportunity to obtain high school credit through a blended learning model using the TUHSD Edgenuity platform. The Blended Option Academy will follow the same schedule and dates as above.

    Mark Your Calendars

    • May 24, 2021 – Graduation Day*
    • May 28, 2021 – End of 2nd Semester
    • May 31, 2021 – Memorial Day Holiday
    • June 1, 2021 – Summer School Begins

    As always, check our district website often for the most updated information. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news!

    Be safe and stay Tolleson strong!


    Nora Gutierrez

    Nora Gutierrez