2008 Arizona Education Foundation A+ School of Excellence
AJHS Knowledge Bowl has placed 1st in state competitions more times than any other junior high school.
More 1st place finishes in East Valley Athletic Conference the past 12 years than any other junior high school.
AJHS was featured in the East Valley Tribune for reading more than 1 billion words in 2010.
Andersen Junior High's eighth grade chess team won the 2010 state championship.
Andersen Junior High eighth grader Cortney Reagle placed third in Southwest Shakespeare Company's sonnet writing contest in 2010.
Andersen Junior High Jazz band received a rating of superior at the NAU Jazz Festival.
2011 -- Andersen Junior High School students competed in the state National History Day competition. Out of the three AJHS projects that were competing 2 won medals. Jackson Nichols and Mark Doorly created a web site, Atomic Bomb: A Vote to Kill Millions. They earned second place medals and will be going to the national competition in June in Maryland. Ireland Mackenzie, Jessica Webb, Austin Jones and Cortney Reagle wrote and acted in a performance, 50s Rock and Roll: Was It Just Music? They earned third place medals and are alternates for the national competition.
Andersen Junior High Making a Difference
Andersen Junior High School studentsmade 3,400 paper cranes to help with the relief efforts in Japan. Two dollars were donated for every crane created. AJHS raised $6,800.
2010 -- Andersen Junior High School CATS students have been doing some walking – 1,400 miles to be exact. Students participated in a Walk-a-thon to raise more than $1,000 dollars while getting some exercise. The walk-a thon was a key component of the problem based learning activity for CATS students and also fulfilled community service hours for the IB Middle Years program. The money was donated to the Children's First Academy in Phoenix - the nation's largest school for homeless children.
2010 -- The Andersen Angels from Andersen Junior High, a community service club, organized a pasta collection contest to benefit the United Food Bank. In less than two weeks, 34 students collected 6,400 bags or boxes of pasta.