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 3 public high schools serving 895 students in Safford Unified District (4218) School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Arizona.
Public High Schools in Safford Unified District (4218) School District have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the Arizona public high school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Public High School in Safford Unified District (4218) School District have a Graduation Rate of 86%, which is more than the Arizona average of 76%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Safford High School, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Arizona or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public high school average of 63% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
7 Schools
920 Schools
# Students
2,935 Students
432,499 Students
# Teachers
133 Teachers
15,769 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
0.66
# American Indian Students
39 Students
21,312 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
5%
# Asian Students
6 Students
15,628 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,578 Students
193,209 Students
% Hispanic Students
54%
45%
# Black Students
27 Students
24,361 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# White Students
1,223 Students
160,924 Students
% White Students
42%
37%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,731 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
61 Students
15,240 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
57
306
# Students in K Grade:
253
4,681
# Students in 1st Grade:
237
4,965
# Students in 2nd Grade:
235
5,168
# Students in 3rd Grade:
202
5,184
# Students in 4th Grade:
179
5,317
# Students in 5th Grade:
188
6,462
# Students in 6th Grade:
206
9,237
# Students in 7th Grade:
241
12,848
# Students in 8th Grade:
242
13,633
# 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:
-
1

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 High Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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

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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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