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 Tolleson Union High School District Community,

I am grateful to our students and parents for your support and patience as we work together virtually with a united focus on academic achievement. I know that we would all prefer to have our wonderful students in class, in front of their teachers, Monday through Friday, every week. Unfortunately, that is not possible at this time. The bonds and connections that our staff has with students are important. We miss seeing our students in person and are looking forward to the time when our students can safely return to their campuses. 

We will move forward with in-person learning when it is safe for us to do so. The same goes for athletics. We want to protect the health and safety of our students during this pandemic, and that is what our parents and community expect from us. When you entrust your students to our care for whatever time they spend on-campus with us, we will always do what is in the best interest of students and their health. As always, we will be sure to communicate with you in a timely manner if anything changes with the current learning environment.

I want to celebrate TUHSD teacher mentors, Elizabeth Sgrillo and Jesse Delgado. They were both featured in K–12 resources highlighting mentoring and the impact that mentorship has on teacher retention and student achievement. Ms. Sgrillo said it was a great opportunity to reflect and share their experiences. Ms. Sgrillo and Mr. Delgado are just two of the many great people we have in our district.

I don’t have to tell you that we are all in this together and that 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 website and share the information with your family members.

We continue to thank you for your patience through all of this; we certainly appreciate it. This is a tough time for everyone. So that we can communicate important information and updates with you more easily, please be sure that we have the most accurate information for you, including updated contact phone numbers and email addresses, at your child’s school. 

There will be no school on the following days:

  1. September 7 – Labor Day Holiday
  2. September 16 – All Staff In-Service Day

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

Together we are Tolleson Strong!


      Nora Gutierrez

      Nora Gutierrez