Compliance Info


Average Teacher Salary

When calculating average teacher salary, it is important to remember that changes from year-to-year in the level of teacher experience and education affect the average. As an example, a teacher with 10 years of experience and a master’s degree may leave the school and be replaced the following year with a teacher who has four years of experience and a bachelor’s degree. This would be a substantial differential that would lower the school’s average teacher salary. Therefore, when teacher salaries are looked at in aggregate and compared from year-to-year, the increase in average teacher salaries will differ from the 10 percent increase given to each eligible teacher because of these expected variations.

Average Teacher Salary (A.R.S. §15-189.05),
as added by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §3

 Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2019  $49,564
 Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2018  $46,054
 Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2018  $3,509
 Percentage increase  7.6%*

*In August 2018, PLC’s board approved a 10% base salary increase for returning teachers. The average percentage increase differs from 10% due to changes in teaching staff, resulting in varying salary levels based on an individual’s years of experience and degrees.


School Letter Grade

Based on Spring 2019 AzMERIT scores and other academic achievement and growth indicators, Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain has received a state accountability grade of D. The A-F Letter Grade is designed to hold schools accountable in a fair and systematic fashion. To view the full letter, click here.


ASBCS Online Dashboards

Links to the required academic, financial, and operational dashboards for the charter school and its holder are below.

Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain
PLC Charter Schools