Nogales Unified District (4457) School District

310 W Plum St
Nogales, AZ 85621-2613
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Nogales Unified District (4457) School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 5,514 students in Nogales Unified District (4457) School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Nogales Unified District (4457) School District have an average math proficiency score of 13% (versus the Arizona public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 23% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
11 Schools
2,474 Schools
# Students
5,514 Students
1,138,681 Students
# Teachers
269 Teachers
50,915 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
20:1

District Rank

Nogales Unified District (4457) School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 602 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#462 out of 610 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Nogales Unified District (4457)  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Nogales Unified District (4457)  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Nogales Unified District (4457)  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
91%
76%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Nogales Unified District (4457)  School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.02
0.65
# American Indian Students
n/a
55,502 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
5%
# Asian Students
27 Students
34,069 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
5,465 Students
531,904 Students
% Hispanic Students
99%
47%
# Black Students
5 Students
63,785 Students
% Black Students
n/a
6%
# White Students
15 Students
404,765 Students
% White Students
n/a
35%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
4,238 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2 Students
44,324 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
11
16,629
# Students in K Grade:
360
80,037
# Students in 1st Grade:
331
79,753
# Students in 2nd Grade:
350
82,851
# Students in 3rd Grade:
362
82,816
# Students in 4th Grade:
372
82,687
# Students in 5th Grade:
420
83,739
# Students in 6th Grade:
373
84,560
# Students in 7th Grade:
438
88,467
# Students in 8th Grade:
469
92,012
# Students in 9th Grade:
691
94,964
# Students in 10th Grade:
484
90,488
# Students in 11th Grade:
434
86,306
# Students in 12th Grade:
419
92,939
# Ungraded Students:
-
433

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,527 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,274. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,696 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$53 MM
$12,837 MM
This chart display total revenue of Nogales Unified District (4457)  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$54 MM
$12,727 MM
This chart display total spending of Nogales Unified District (4457)  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,527
$11,274
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Nogales Unified District (4457)  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,696
$11,177
This chart display average spending per public school student in Nogales Unified District (4457)  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Nogales Unified District (4457) School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Nusd Online
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
451 N Arroyo Blvd
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0915
Grades: K-12
| 135 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Pierson High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
451 N. Arroyo Blvd
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0915
Grades: 9-12
| 142 students
Rank: #33.
Francisco Vasquez De Coronado Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2301 N Al Harrison Rd
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 377-2885
Grades: K-5
| 502 students
Rank: #44.
Robert Bracker Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
121 Camino Diez Mandamientos
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 377-2886
Grades: K-5
| 267 students
Rank: #55.
Mary L Welty Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1050 W Cimarron St
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0880
Grades: K-5
| 343 students
Rank: #66.
Desert Shadows Middle School
Math: 14% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
340 Blvd. Del Rey David
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 377-2646
Grades: 6-8
| 722 students
Rank: #77.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
652 N Tyler Ave
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0870
Grades: PK-5
| 403 students
Rank: #88.
Challenger Elementary School
Math: 11% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
901 E Calle Mayer
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 377-0544
Grades: K-5
| 365 students
Rank: #99.
Nogales High School
Math: 13% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1905 N Apache Blvd
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 377-2021
Grades: 9-12
| 1,800 students
Rank: #1010.
Wade Carpenter Middle School
Math: 7% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
595 W Kino St
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0820
Grades: 6-8
| 541 students
Rank: #1111.
A J Mitchell Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
855 N Bautista St
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0840
Grades: K-5
| 294 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Nogales Unified District (4457) School District?
Nogales Unified District (4457) School District manages 11 public schools serving 5,514 students.
What is the rank of Nogales Unified District (4457) School District?
Nogales Unified District (4457) School District is ranked #464 out of 602 school districts in Arizona (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Arizona school districts for: Highest graduation rate (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Nogales Unified District (4457) School District?
99% of Nogales Unified District (4457) School District students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Nogales Unified District (4457) School District?
Nogales Unified District (4457) School District has a student/teacher ratio of 20:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 18:1.
What is Nogales Unified District (4457) School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $9,696 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has grown by 12% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 11 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 5,514 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 100%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 20% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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