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


  • 21 new members were inducted into the National Honor Society.
  • The National Honor Society served on-campus for more than 375 hours and off-campus for over 400 hours.
  • 22 seniors earned the President's Award for Excellence.
  • 13 student ambassadors gave time to represent our school both on campus and off.
  • 27 students served in student government.
  • 5 varsity TEAMS  earned the "AIA Team Award" with a team GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • AIA Scholar Athlete Awards were presented to 61 individual athletes (1/3 of our student body) who maintained a grade point average above a 3.500 while participating in sports.
  • 64% of students achieved Honor Roll status on our unweighted scale:
    • 16% of our students were awarded Honors (3.00-3.49 GPA),
    • 16%  High Honors (3.50-3.74 GPA),
    • 30% Highest Honors (3.75-4.00 GPA - 4.00—the highest GPA on our unweighted scale)


Colleges/Universities awarding scholarships: 22
Students awarded scholarships: 26
Total number of scholarships: 54
Total scholarships earnings by our 2021 graduates (for four years post-high school): $2.3 million


(five-year average for 2017-2021)
Two and four-year colleges:  95%
Technical training:  4%
Military: 2%
Workforce:  4%


  • Six of our 17 called teachers presently hold master’s degrees, with another almost complete. 
  • All teachers hold a Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Arts degree.


ALA students are well-rounded and get involved in many activities. 
  • __% of students participate in fine arts co-curriculars (2020-21)
  • __% of students participate in athletic extra-curriculars (2020-21)
  • 42% of students participated in leadership groups (2020-2021)
  • Our eSports team is engaging another segment of students in an extra-curricular activity.  


three-year averages (2017-2020)
ALA scores include those of our international students.
  Evidence-based Reading
& Writing (ERW)
     Mathematics                Total             
ALA 563 617 1180
Arizona 570 563 1133
Nation 533 529 1062
five-year averages (2015-2019)
  English Mathematics Reading Science Composite
ALA 21.6 23.5 22.3 21.9 22.5
Arizona 18.5 19.8 19.9 19.5 19.6
Nation 20.2 20.6 21.3 20.8 20.9



On average over the last 5 years, 95% of ALA graduates go on to 2 or 4-year universities.  The national average is 70%, according to the US Dept of Labor.

4yr college - (71%)
2yr college - (23%)
trade - (3%)
military - (1%) This does not include ROTC college program participants.
work - (3%)

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, CA
Bethany Lutheran College, MN
Bowling Green State University, OH
Brown University, RI
California Baptist University
California Lutheran University
California State University   
California Polytechnic State University
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Colorado Christian University
Colorado School of Mines   
Colorado State University
Concordia University
Crown College, MN
Dickenson State University, ND
Dordt College, IA
Drake University, IA
Drexel University, PA
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, AZ/FL
Estrella Community College
Fordham University, NY
Fort Lewis College
Gila Community College
Grand Canyon University, AZ
Harvard University, MA   
Hellenic College Holy Cross, MA
Hillsdale College, MI   
Hofstra University, NY
Liberty University, VA
Maricopa Community Colleges, AZ
Martin Luther College, MN
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Miami University, OH
Michigan State University
Milwaukee School of Engineering, WI
New York University
Northern Arizona University  
Northwest Nazarene University, ID
Pepperdine University, CA
Pima Community College, AZ
Reed College, OR
Saint Olaf College, MN
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Scottsdale Community College
South Mtn. Community College
Stanford University, CA
State University of New York (SUNY)
Syracuse University, NY
Temple University, PA
University of Arizona 
University of California, Davis 
University of California, Irvine 
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Iowa
University of La Verne, CA
University of Maryland
University of Miami, FL
University of Notre Dame, IN   
University of Redlands, CA   
University of Texas, El Paso
University of Washington 
University of Wisconsin
Utah State University   
Washington and Lee University, VA
Wisconsin Lutheran College 
Westmont College, CA
Viterbo University, WI


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.
  • regular updates and reminders regarding post-high school planning in our parent newsletter and our announcement blog.