Safford Unified District (4218) School District

734 W 11th St
Safford, AZ 85546-2967
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Safford Unified District (4218) School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 2,935 students in Safford Unified District (4218) School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Safford Unified District (4218) School District have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Arizona public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
7 Schools
2,474 Schools
# Students
2,935 Students
1,138,681 Students
# Teachers
133 Teachers
50,915 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

Safford Unified District (4218) School District, which is ranked within the top 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 85% has increased from 80% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#251 out of 610 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Safford Unified District (4218)  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Safford Unified District (4218)  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)
38%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Safford Unified District (4218)  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
85%
76%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Safford Unified District (4218)  School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.54
0.65
# American Indian Students
39 Students
55,502 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
5%
# Asian Students
6 Students
34,069 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,578 Students
531,904 Students
% Hispanic Students
54%
47%
# Black Students
27 Students
63,785 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# White Students
1,223 Students
404,765 Students
% White Students
42%
35%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
4,238 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
61 Students
44,324 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
57
16,629
# Students in K Grade:
253
80,037
# Students in 1st Grade:
237
79,753
# Students in 2nd Grade:
235
82,851
# Students in 3rd Grade:
202
82,816
# Students in 4th Grade:
179
82,687
# Students in 5th Grade:
188
83,739
# Students in 6th Grade:
206
84,560
# Students in 7th Grade:
241
88,467
# Students in 8th Grade:
242
92,012
# Students in 9th Grade:
239
94,964
# Students in 10th Grade:
258
90,488
# Students in 11th Grade:
210
86,306
# Students in 12th Grade:
188
92,939
# Ungraded Students:
-
433

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,054 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 $8,788 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$27 MM
$12,837 MM
This chart display total revenue of Safford Unified District (4218)  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
$26 MM
$12,727 MM
This chart display total spending of Safford Unified District (4218)  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
$9,054
$11,274
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Safford Unified District (4218)  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
$8,788
$11,177
This chart display average spending per public school student in Safford Unified District (4218)  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 Safford Unified District (4218) School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lafe Nelson School
Math: 45% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1100 S 10th Ave
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7020
Grades: K-6
| 451 students
Rank: #22.
Ruth Powell Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1041 S 14th Ave
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7030
Grades: PK-6
| 546 students
Rank: #33.
Dorothy Stinson School
Math: 44% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2013 S 8th Ave
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7010
Grades: K-6
| 560 students
Rank: #44.
Safford Middle School
Math: 26% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
698 W 11th St
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7040
Grades: 7-8
| 483 students
Rank: #55.
Henry Dunkerson Pathways Academy
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
734 W 11th St
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7060
Grades: 9-12
| 44 students
Rank: #66.
Safford High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 W 11th St
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7050
Grades: 9-12
| 778 students
Rank: #77.
Mt Graham High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
300 W Discovery Park Blvd
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7060
Grades: 9-12
| 73 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Safford Unified District (4218) School District?
Safford Unified District (4218) School District manages 7 public schools serving 2,935 students.
What is the rank of Safford Unified District (4218) School District?
Safford Unified District (4218) School District is ranked #248 out of 602 school districts in Arizona (top 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: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Safford Unified District (4218) School District?
54% of Safford Unified District (4218) School District students are Hispanic, 42% of students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Safford Unified District (4218) School District?
Safford Unified District (4218) School District has a student/teacher ratio of 22:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 18:1.
What is Safford Unified District (4218) School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $8,788 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 7 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,935 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 50% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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