Academic Fast Facts


  • Traditional college-prep curriculum
  • Founded in 1978
  • Advanced placement & dual credit classes
  • Teacher/student ratio: 1:12
  • Typical core class size: 20
  • ACT/SAT college entrance exam scores are consistently above state and national averages (see charts below)
  • In addition to normal courses, ALA offers ten Advanced Placement (AP) courses on campus and several others online, as well as dual enrollment courses (for college credit) through partnerships with South Mountain Community College and Bethany Lutheran College.
  • Fully accredited through NCA/AdvancED


  • 22 new members were inducted into the National Honor Society.
  • 15 seniors earned the President's Award for Excellence.
  • 25 of our 49 seniors (47%) reported earned scholarships equaling $1.4 million for 4 years of college.
  • 32 student ambassadors gave time to represent our school both on campus and off.
  • 25 students served in student government.
  • 3 varsity TEAMS  earned AIA team awards with a team average GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • AIA Scholar Athlete Awards were presented to 53 individual athletes who maintained a grade point averages above a 3.500 while participating in sports.
  • 65% of students achieved Honor Roll status on our unweighted scale:
    • 29% of our students were awarded Honors (3.00-3.49 GPA),
    • 9%  High Honors (3.50-3.74 GPA), and
    • 27% Highest Honors (3.75-4.00 GPA - 4.00—the highest GPA on our unweighted scale)


Colleges/Universities awarding scholarships: 10
Students awarded scholarships: 25 
Total number of scholarships: 36
Total scholarships earnings by our 2018 graduates (for four years post-high school): $1.4 million


(five-year average for 2014-2018)
Two and four-year colleges:  96%
Technical training:  2%
Military: <1%
Workforce:  >1%


  • Eight of our 17 called teachers presently hold master’s degrees. 
  • All teachers hold a Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Arts degree.


class of 2017
(2018 national and state scores not yet available)
  Evidence-based Reading
& Writing (ERW)
     Mathematics                Total             
ALA 605 674 1279
Arizona 563 553 1116
Nation 538 533 1071
five-year averages (2014-2018; all ALA juniors tested)
  English Mathematics Reading Science Composite
ALA 21.6 23.0 22.2 21.9 22.3
Arizona 18.7 20.0 20.1 19.6 19.7
Nation 20.3 20.7 21.3 20.8 20.9



On average over the last 5 years, 96% of ALA graduates go on to 2 or 4-year universities.  The national average is 70%, according to the US Dept of Labor.

Arizona Lutheran Academy graduates have been accepted at many universities, including...
Arizona Christian University
Arizona State University 
ASU, Barrett, The Honors College
Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus
Azusa Pacific University
Bethany Lutheran College
Bowling Green State University
Brown University
Central Arizona College
California Baptist University
California Lutheran University
California State University   
California Polytechnic State University
Colorado Christian University
Colorado School of Mines   
Colorado State University
Concordia University
Crown College
Dickenson State University
Dordt College
Drake University
Drexel University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Glendale Community College
Grand Canyon University
Harvard University   
Hellenic College Holy Cross
Hillsdale College   
Hofstra University
Liberty University
Miami University
Martin Luther College
Mesa Community College
Michigan State University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
New York University
Northern Arizona University  
Northwest Nazarene University
Notre Dame   
Paradise Valley Community College
Penrose Academy
Pepperdine University
Pima Community College
Reed College
Saint Olaf, MN
Scottsdale Community College
Sonoran Desert Institute
South Mountain Community College
Stanford University
Temple University
University of Arizona 
University of California, Davis 
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Iowa
University of La Verne
University of Redlands   
University of Iowa
University of Texas, El Paso
University of Wisconsin
Utah State University   
Washington and Lee University
Wisconsin Lutheran College 
Westmont College
Viterbo University



Arizona Lutheran Academy provides its students with assistance in preparing for college or university life. Learn more
Arizona Lutheran Academy offers:
  • testing programs include MapGrowth and PSAT/NMSQT.
  • individual meetings with guidance staff to discuss future goals and plans. Information is offered about college requirements and expectations, scholarships and financial aid opportunities.
  • post-high school planning workshops.
  • monthly updates and reminders regarding post-high school planning in our parent newsletter and our announcement blog.