Agua Fria Union High School District was established in 1955. Today, the district serves the communities of Litchfield, Goodyear, Avondale, Buckeye and part of Glendale with its four high schools (listed below).
Millennium High School
Agua Fria High School
530 East Riley Drive
Avondale, AZ 85323
Agua Fria High, which serves a student population of 1,560, has undergone continuous expansion and modernization since it opened in the fall of 1955, though it maintains its rich heritage and tradition. Agua Fria High is a comprehensive high school with full academic, fine arts and athletic programs. AFHS has 25 Career and Technical Education programs ranging from Career Exploration to Computer Programming, Law and Public Safety, Construction and Healthcare, and an Air Force Junior ROTC program.
Desert Edge High School
15778 West Yuma Road
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Desert Edge High is the district's third high school, opening in the fall of 2002, with classrooms for 1800 students. Desert Edge High was the first "Green" Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certified high school in Arizona, and the fourth in the nation. It is a comprehensive high school with full academic, fine arts and athletic programs. DEHS has 12 Career and Technical Education programs including Career Exploration, Graphic Design, Law and Public Safety, Sports Medicine, Business Management and Financial Services, and Cisco Network Academy.
14802 West Wigwam Boulevard
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Millennium High opened as a freshman campus in 1979, and became a full high school within the next two decades. Millennium High is a comprehensive high school with full academic, fine arts and athletic programs. MHS has 29 Career and Technical Education programs, among them Career Exploration, Agricultural Science, Business Management, Teaching Professions, Computer Maintenance and Repair, Culinary Arts, Healthcare, Advertising and Marketing, and Animal Science.
Facts and Figures -
Total Enrollment: 6,649 students
Total Number of Employees: 680
(including substitute teachers)
Total Maintenance & Operations Budget: $39,276,762
Geographic Area: 98 Square miles
Cities / Municipalities Represented: Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale, Goodyear and Litchfield Park
Graduation Rate: 85%
Awards and Accolades:
- Arizona Principal of the Year, Arizona School Administrators
- Five National Board Certified Teachers
- Award of Excellence - District Diversity Program, Arizona School Public Relations Association
Verrado High School
20050 West Indian School Road
Buckeye, AZ 85396
Verrado High is the district's fourth high school, opening in the fall of 2006. The district's second "Green" school, Verrado High features a smaller learning community of four houses within the school which provides an open learning environment where experiential learning opportunities abound. It is a comprehensive high school with full academic, fine arts and athletic programs. VHS has Career and Technical Education programs in Career Exploration, Television Production, and Pre-Engineering.