Arizona’s statewide average graduation rate, according to U.S. News, was 74% in the 2019-2020 school year. Fox News’ Will Cain reported that Maryvale’s district sees less than 20% of students receive a diploma.
Esau credited the commitment from teachers, parents, local donors and a supportive community for the success of the students and the school.
Brisa Moreno, a graduating senior, said she didn’t know any English when she started at Maryvale, but she was taught to speak and write the language during her time there.
“The teachers and the environment is really, really… excellent,” she said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “I really like this school.”
“I love all my classes as well, so it’s just really fun being here,” she said.”
Moreno said she’s still processing that graduation is approaching so quickly and wants to attend Northern Arizona University in the future.
“It just feels really unreal. Time went by so fast,” she said.