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Attention University High School parents/guardians: Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-23 school year. The application can be found in the Parents link titled “Application Information”. For information regarding transcript requests, enrollments, withdrawals, or the application process, 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,

We have the first full month of the school year under our belt, and we are on our way to what we know will be an outstanding year for our students. We will definitely need patience and understanding from everyone (parents, students, and staff members) as we navigate the uncertainty of another year with COVID-19 protocols. We are committed to communicating with you any information that needs to be provided about vaccine opportunities, update COVID-19 protocols and CDC updates, as well as information coming from our state and county health organizations.

TUHSD and its schools continue to follow all of the CDC protocols and we continue with our mitigation strategies as outlined in our COVID-19 mitigation plan.

We want our students in school for in-person instruction. We do not want to close our schools. For the health and safety of all students, staff, and visitors, please ask your students to wear a mask while in school. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Celebrations and Hidden Gems

We are excited to be back in person and looking forward to all of the activities that make the school year so memorable for our students and their families. Here are just a few snippets of what’s been happening in the Tolleson Union High School District this past month.

  • We look forward to seeing and enjoying performances in the two newest Performing Arts Centers (PAC’s) in the district; Sierra Linda and West Point. Both had official ribbon cuttings in August as we christened these two brand new facilities with our partners, ADM Group, Chasse Building Company, and McCarthy Construction. To see media coverage of these events, visit the link to watch a video from the Sierra Linda Ribbon Cutting and visit the link to read a wonderful article in the West Valley View.
  • It’s always great when we can get unexpected donations from organizations willing to reach out and help our district. Such was the case recently when TUHSD was the beneficiary of donations of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes from Project C.U.R.E. We received 31 cases of hand sanitizer and 15 cases of disinfectant wipes to use for our schools. We appreciate the generosity of Project C.U.R.E.
  • Jalen J. of Westview High School has received recognition and a scholarship as the philanthropy essay competition winner in the Jobs for Arizona Graduates (JAG) essay competition. Congratulations Jalen.
  • We are also proud to announce that our district has received recognition from the Arizona Partnership for Immunization. TUHSD received a Hot Shot Award for 2021 for “our commitment to increase immunizations by going above and beyond the call of duty.”

Dates to Remember:

  • Monday, September 6: Labor Day Holiday (No School)
  • Wednesday, September 15: All-Staff In-Service Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

Please continue to check our district website and our Facebook page and Twitter feed for the latest information on TUHSD.

We want our students in school for in-person instruction. We do not want to close our schools. For the health and safety of all students, staff, and visitors, please ask your students to wear a mask while in school. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Be safe and stay Tolleson strong!

Nora Gutierrez

Nora Gutierrez
Superintendent