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.

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Welcome 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.

University High School has been recognized as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School. For more information, please read our TUHSD superintendent message in its entirety.

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,

Happy 2022 TUHSD! As we ring in the New Year, we also ring in the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year. I hope everyone enjoyed a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable winter break. This semester, we will continue to strive towards success, both inside and outside of the classroom. With students, teachers, staff, and parents working together with a united focus on student academic achievement, we are sure to make this semester the best one yet. We will continue to follow the district-wide policies and guidelines of wearing masks at all times while indoors, doing our part to keep students and staff safe by limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our community. I wish everyone the best as they continue their academic and extracurricular endeavors. May the year 2022 bring you success, happiness, and good health.

Celebrations and Hidden Gems

QuestBridge announced the results of the 2021 QuestBridge National College Match, a national program that connects high-achieving high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with full four-year scholarships to top colleges. Congratulations to two students from University High School who are among those named for this prestigious award: Berzelai Ponce Lopez and Manuel Martinez Sanchez.

Copper Canyon High School is proud to announce that they have a Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers grant winner. Ms. Kori Klein, a visual arts teacher, received the grant as a way for the Fiesta Bowl to show its support and to celebrate and honor Arizona educators. Ms. Klein said she will use the funds to purchase a new sound system to allow students to listen to music that inspires creative and artistic ideas for their projects. Congratulations, Ms. Klein. We are so proud of you!

I would like to acknowledge and thank our CFO, Mr. Jeremy Calles, for his great work in obtaining a transportation grant for the district. The grant awards us $2 million to help provide additional transportation for our students. There was only a total of $20 million given out statewide to all public entities, and $2 million was the maximum award possible. HopSkipDrive will provide the transportation. HopSkipDrive is a safe, tech-enabled transportation solution designed for children ages six and older. They partner with school districts to help fulfill transportation needs. The drivers at HopSkipDrive go through the same rigorous background checks as our bus drivers. This generous grant supports Tolleson Union High School District and our students. Thank you again, Mr. Calles!

    Dates to Remember:

    • Monday, January 3, 2021 – First Day of Second Semester
    • Monday, January 17, 2021 – Martin Luther King/Civil Rights Day (No School)

    Just a reminder to check our district website, our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed for the latest TUHSD information. 

    Wishing you a happy New Year and a great start to the second semester!

    Nora Gutierrez

    Nora Gutierrez