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Gladden Farms Receives "A" Letter Grade

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The Arizona State Board of Education has released their 2018-2019 Letter Grade Score (A-F) for every school in the state, and Gladden Farms Elementary has again received a letter grade of “A”! This letter grade represents an excellent level of performance. 

Nancy Paddock, principal, states, "We are extremely proud of this grade and the talented and dedicated teachers and staff who work tirelessly for our students and school. While we recognize that letter grades are one variable and not reflective of everything happening in our amazing school, we are proud of the high engagement in learning that is observable daily."

Paddock further states, "We continuously emphasize successful instructional practices and professional development to provide teachers the tools and resources they need toward fostering student success. We are increasingly integrating content areas to provide students with real-world applications of their learning. Along with critical thinking skills, problem-solving, and the skill to work collaboratively during learning, we are developing the growth mindset of our students; the grit to challenge themselves in new areas and to never give up."