AZ Learns rated Gilbert Arts Academy as 'Excelling School' 2010 and 2011. Recently the Arizona Department of Education introduced a new 'grading' system and schools receive a letter grade, replacing the previous 'grading' system. In 2012 the school was awared a 'B' rating. The Department of Education does not publicly release ratings for schools until the AIMS test results have been returned for all Arizona schools and they have time to tabulate the data, generally in October. This year our students and staff have continued to work hard and we anticipate another successful year.