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District Tolleson Union High School District

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9419 West Van Buren
Tolleson, AZ 85353

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(623) 478-4000
(623) 936-9366
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4 stars
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March 29, 2013
My son went to Tolleson all four years and graduated last year (2012). I thought it was an outstanding school. The principal really cares about the students and the students respect him. The baseball program is outstanding and very competitive.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2013
Could be a better school at academics and sports. Sports aren't that competitive at this school like most schools up North in Arizona.

- submitted by a student
April 02, 2012
University High School on the Tolleson campus is taking kids places. My son is a graduate and I would have never sent him anywhere else. Students from this school are going all over the US. Students from University High are being accepted by prestigious schools such as American University, Georgetown, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Dartmouth, USC, and many others. This school is definitely on the right track!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2011
To see my son graduate and get all the help he needs to accomplish it

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2010
Tolleson union high school is a good school. THey have great teacher and great school spirit at games.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 07, 2010
I attened University High School in the Tolleson Union High School campus, and it is an amazing school. Driven on the power of knowledge, perserverence, and challenge, Univerity High pushes each and everyone of their students to strive for success. Our motto is 'Harnessing the Power of Dreams' , because each student is here attendending this acedemy in order to reach their ultimate dream. This program offers so much and is very benificial. I encourage all parents to encourage their student to apply for this school if they see a bright future ahead of them. Yes, the acedemics here are rigorous, but it is all worth it. I do not regret coming to this school. Its amazing!

- submitted by a student
December 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
they really care about the kids

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
I am so excited about what is happening at Tolleson Union High School. Bringing there AIMS scores up to there highest level ever. That shows great commitment on the part of the teaching staff and all your administors working together to better there school. Congrats on being recognized by the State for bringing your scores up. What an honor to be singled out as the school that all schools in the state should be watching and taking example from. That is an awesome honor. Keep up the GREAT work!

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2009
My personal opinion about Tolleson is that it's a very good school. I'm a university high student and although it may be difficult at times i still recommend it to others, so that they can push themselves and take risks. Its like a challenge you take for yourself but it is always rewarding at the end. Other then the dress code (which is the most dense rule ever) everything else is pretty good. Overall i like Tolleson a lot.

- submitted by a student
May 13, 2009
I love this school. But it needs work in the staff area. I've had many great teachers like Ms. Bray, Ms.Polcovich, and Mr.Ortiz who have inspired me to work very hard. But the main problem this school year is that the school staff seems to have been more worried on 'dress code' understand why the new dress code rule of not having words on our shirts. It's not professional. But making a big fuss about how a 'teenager' (the rebel years) dresses is not not professional either. Having security guards waste their time chasing students that have the logo 'HOLLISTER' on their shirts is ridiculous, they should be monitoring the school and making sure students are safe. That's why they are called Security Guards, to make sure the school is being 'Secured'.

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2009
i personally do not like the school. The staff there is very 'because i said so' attitude. They have different views about educating the teens. Power does not always solve all the problems. They need training in that area.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2008
Man University High is only for those dedicated, it is a very challenging program but the reward upon completion is immense, no lie. And to the Freshmen this year good luck this year you will need it!

- submitted by a student
September 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 21, 2008
TUHS!!Tolleson! best freaking school ever the teachers are soooo nice and the food is bomb!belive mehh!

- submitted by a student
September 21, 2008
I loved this school it was the best experiance, of learning the teachers are great and there is so much heritage in the small town that make it a truly wonderful place to go to school. They really try very hard to give the student all that they need to make it in this world. :)

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 13, 2008
I attend Tolleson in the University High program and this is my first year. I'm pretty young but i took the University High class for a reason. And that reason was to get higher education (advance placement classes). I am smart for a ninth grader and i KNOW that i could do more. Dr.Dean, the principle of University high is really dedicated to teach me. Everytime he talks, he makes me feel confident. This school is amazing.

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2008
I really enjoy attending Tolleson Union High School. I actually attend the University High Program that is housed in Tolleson,University High is a collage prep progran for the Tolleson HS Disrtict. UH is a real rigorous program, you must be extremly dedicated to attending collage to succeed in the program. We also attend regular Tolleson High electives with regular Tolleosn Students so we do interact with non U High Students. Tolleson also has a great Marching Band Program which I play the trumpet in and we (the band) went to state last year and hopefully will recieve an Superior this year. So really consider attending Tolleson it is a really great school, just the new strict dress code make the studnets mad. Really think about your dedication and talk to people before you enroll in University High.

- submitted by a student
July 10, 2008
I very much enjoy going to Tolleson High School. it is a terrific school. I also attend the University High School (U.H.) progam along with many other sucsessful and talented students. U.H. is a program that is not only difficult but challenging as well. It is full of many surprises but also tprepares us to go on into college more educated on what to expect. Tolleson High School has many great mermories for the students that attend the school. The the teachers are wonderful and push us all to our limits so that we could make something of ourselves. ^-^

- submitted by a student
June 22, 2008
Well I love Tolleson because I am very active in this school. I actually attend University High Program whch gives students college prep material. While not being totally excluded from the mainstream school, we still are not really known throughout the school. I am on the cheer squad and aon the track team so its a pretty good school!

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May 05, 2008
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April 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 08, 2008
If you are attending University High, on the Tollesson campus, this is a great place to be. If not, the main school for students not enrolled in advanced classes is just average. University High and Tolleson are run quite differently. Tolleson has crowded classes and very little spirit among students. Teachers are not dedicated to the students or the school and are often rude. Communication is also an issue. It is hard to get anyone to return phone calls.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2008
My daughter has been attending tolleson since her freshman year, and she is a junior now. tolleson has some great teachers, but every year there are at least two teachers that are not that great. I have had to transfer her out of one class of a bad teacher because she was failing, to another teacher that was awesome, and her grades improved. I also have known some teachers to be less than hones. The AP English program needs alot to be desired, and my daughter has learned little in those classes. On the other hand, the teachers that are great have taught her much, and she has been doing well. The other disappointment is the lack of funds the school has. There are no field trips, or extra activities for the students. It is not a bad school, but my second child will not attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 04, 2008
My daughter attends Tolleson's University High, an AP program at Tolleson High co-sponsored with ASU. For those sceptics about Tolleson, University High is ranked 13th in the nation for best 100 high schools in the USA. This is the only school in Arizona to make the top 100! The program is rigorous and challenging, with an emphasis on college prep and students can earn credits here for a small fee. I am very happy with my daughter's growth in this program and my daughter feels, while the program is tough, she is learning so much, it is worth the extra effort. She is doing work equivalent and even superior to my college courses and her instructors are excellent. Parental involvement may be affected by the tremendous number of folks working in the industrial and agricultural field in this area. Speak to principals in school if you are unhappy. They do listen.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 19, 2007
Fine school. There has been an amazing turn around in leadership and discipline this year.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2007
this school is great! they have a program called university high and its for gifted students. Its all AP classes. University high is a challenging program but it will benefit your student. there are many sports and clubs to go to after school.

- submitted by a student
August 23, 2007
this is a great school. have been going here for a year now. they have been teaching me what I need to know and more.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 10, 2007
Tolleson is a great school. Friendly people, nice big school. Classrooms may be crowded but it a comforting feeling. The only thing that I found out was the school wasn't really all that spirited, very little people show up to games and participate in school activities. I really enjoyed my freshmen year there and I look forward to maybe possibly moving back there for my senior or junior year!

- submitted by a community member
July 23, 2007
I think tolleson is a great school it has many great programs such as AVID. That guarantees sstudents to go to college. Or other pragrams that help or students out in social skills and academics. Of course like any other schools it has some kinks to work out but I think its a really great school.

- submitted by a student
July 20, 2007
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June 14, 2007
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May 07, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 06, 2006
For a struggling student with ADD who choses not to medicate, there are insufficient resources available to these kids and their parents. They should provide web access to see how progress is, i.e., current grades, missing assignments, upcoming events, GPA and credits achieved/needed. School is over crowded and teacher/student ratio inadequate. Counselors much too inadequate. Should provide a timeline each semester on required classes for graduation as well as what the student has taken, credits earned and extra credits or lacking credits at that time. Updates on student's progress should be available online. This is 2006 already. All schools should be equipped with an interactive website. Tolleson lacks equipment, funding that the newer schools have, or schools in other areas such as the East Valley. Parents not involved. Embarrassing to attend son's football game and not see very many parents there. Unacceptable. Unhappy with two years experience with Tolleson High.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2006
Overall, this is a good school. I would rate it as average in terms of school curriculum. I feel they could give more challenging subject matters to students.

- submitted by a former student
January 15, 2006
Good music program. Not bad teaching. Crowded classes.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
OK folks, listen up. I don't know why everyone has a huge bias against Tolleson High. every school has it's ups and downs, and finally Tolleson is on the way up. The academic programs have greatly improved and there is now a number of Advanced Placement programs and there will be more added every year. The kids are actually pretty good to each other. The administration can be a problem however due to the fact that there are some people in the Administration that are unhelpful. Most of the teachers are great to parents and the student. The school has some really great extra-curricular activities like, Choir band sports and Student Council, Mecha and lots, lots more. Parents must inquire about help, becasue of the overall community feelings about school. Some parents don't care. The level of parental involvement depends on the Parent, not the teacher.

- submitted by a student
August 02, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 08, 2005
Jordan High is in a newly built building and is a good school with good athletics and student participation. The teachers are a little less than enthusiastic in their classes, but overall ok.

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April 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 05, 2005
Great school. Great Coaches who care.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2005
Parental involvement probably below average. Music and art were available but not encouraged. Many Advanced placement programs not available. School has an agriculture program that is strong.

- submitted by a former student
December 08, 2004
The extracurricular activities were great and they added to my nephew's experience as a student. Additionally, the teachers and coaches were involved and made sure the child was learning compariable to classmates.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
My daughter attends the school. Her teachers are wonderful however they need more Guidance Councelors, My daughter can never get in to see hers if there is a problem. She relies on her teachers who have always been there for her. Most teachers really seem to care and take the time. Especially her JAG teacher, she always goes out of her way for the students.

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June 03, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2004
I am a Tolleson Union High School student and I think Tolleson is a great environment for all students. They have so many clubs on campus that really give you a chance to be in the real world and experience the working field. My personal favorite is JAG and the Unitown field trip, both are great things to get in volved in and should remain on campus!

- submitted by a student
February 16, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2003
I'm not a Parent but I am a graduate from Tolleson. I never encountered any problems other than the norm at Tolleson. My teachers were very good teachers, but overall the office staff as well as the Principal needed a lot of improvements.

- submitted by a former student
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Tolleson Union High School
9419 West Van Buren, Tolleson, AZ  85353
(623) 478-4000
Last modified Tolleson Union High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tolleson Union High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 53 reviews.