Safford Unified School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 2,929 students in Safford Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Safford Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the Arizona public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Safford Unified School District are Safford High School, Ruth Powell Elementary School and Lafe Nelson School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Safford Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arizona.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Safford Unified 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%)

Overview

School District Name
Safford Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
7 Schools
2,350 Schools
# Students
2,929 Students
1,105,218 Students
# Teachers
154 Teachers
47,587 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Safford Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 620 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 72% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#265 out of 640 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Safford Unified   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Safford Unified   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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Safford Unified   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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
84%
78%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Safford Unified   School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.54
0.65
# American Indian Students
30 Students
61,491 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
6%
# Asian Students
7 Students
31,838 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,507 Students
497,757 Students
% Hispanic Students
52%
45%
# Black Students
24 Students
58,207 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
1,319 Students
417,623 Students
% White Students
45%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
3,983 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
42 Students
33,882 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
35
12,624
# Students in K Grade:
215
79,836
# Students in 1st Grade:
222
80,587
# Students in 2nd Grade:
234
81,293
# Students in 3rd Grade:
222
84,898
# Students in 4th Grade:
261
87,786
# Students in 5th Grade:
222
88,387
# Students in 6th Grade:
225
87,202
# Students in 7th Grade:
245
86,107
# Students in 8th Grade:
211
85,623
# Students in 9th Grade:
221
85,693
# Students in 10th Grade:
227
83,671
# Students in 11th Grade:
178
77,920
# Students in 12th Grade:
211
83,263
# Ungraded Students:
-
328

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $7,648 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,358. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,280 is less than the state median of $10,827. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$22 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total revenue of Safford Unified   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$24 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total spending of Safford Unified   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$7,648
$11,358
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Safford Unified   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$8,280
$10,827
This chart display average spending per public school student in Safford Unified   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Safford Unified School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Safford High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1400 W. 11th Street
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7050
Grades: 9-12
| 726 students
Rank: #22.
Ruth Powell Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1041 S. 14th Avenue
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7030
Grades: K-6
| 513 students
Rank: #33.
Lafe Nelson School
Math: 53% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(2)
1100 S. 10th Ave
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7020
Grades: K-6
| 492 students
Rank: #44.
Dorothy Stinson School
Math: 49% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2013 S. 8th Avenue
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7010
Grades: PK-6
| 631 students
Rank: #55.
Henry Dunkerson Pathways Academy
Math: <50% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 W Discovery Park Blvd.,
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7060
Grades: 9-12
| 44 students
Rank: #66.
Safford Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
698 W. 11th Street
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7040
Grades: 7-8
| 456 students
Mt Graham High School
Reading: <50%
300 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-7060
Grades: 9-12
| 67 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 2,929 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Top 50% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54

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