Chandler Schools Win Top State Honors

by Kerry Fehr-Snyder – The Arizona Republic

Two Chandler schools have received the coveted A+ school designation from the Arizona Educational Foundation. Hancock Elementary School and Basha High School were among 20 schools statewide to be recognized as an outstanding public school.  “It’s a very thorough evaluation and endorsement for what these schools are doing,” said Bobbie O’Boyle, executive director of the foundation.  The schools each receive $500 as part of the award. But it’s the bragging rights that are more valuable.  “It’s a huge deal,” said Terry Locke, spokesman for the Chandler Unified School District. “It’s a major undertaking.”  Schools must apply for the designation by completing a 36-page application. They are then evaluated by a team that visits the school, analyzes its classroom instruction and interviews teachers.  This year, 35 schools applied for the designation and 20 received it.  Neither Hancock principal Connie Hull nor Basha High principal Ken James were immediately available for comment today.   The Arizona Educational Foundation expects to release a complete list later today.

Here’s the link from

If you’re thinking of making a move to the Chandler area, please give me a call.

Stephanie Weiss (480) 273.7472

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s