Top 10 Best Santa Cruz County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 27 public schools serving 9,976 students in Santa Cruz County, AZ. Santa Cruz County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arizona.
The top ranked public schools in Santa Cruz County, AZ are Mexicayotl Charter School, Francisco Vasquez De Coronado Elementary School and Robert Bracker Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Santa Cruz County, AZ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Arizona public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Santa Cruz County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Arizona public schools.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Best Santa Cruz County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mexicayotl Charter School
Charter School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2059 N. Grand Ave
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-6790
Grades: K-8
| 161 students
Rank: #22.
Francisco Vasquez De Coronado Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2301 N Al Harrison Rd
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0800
Grades: K-5
| 547 students
Rank: #33.
Robert Bracker Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
121 Camino Diez Mandamientos
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0800
Grades: K-5
| 262 students
Rank: #44.
Mary L Welty Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1050 W Cimarron St
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0800
Grades: K-5
| 382 students
Rank: #55.
Little Red Schoolhouse
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7 Duquesne Road
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0737
Grades: K-8
| 217 students
Rank: #66.
Patagonia Union High School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 Naugle Avenue
Patagonia, AZ 85624
(520) 394-3000
Grades: 9-12
| 82 students
Rank: #77.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
652 N. Tyler Ave
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0800
Grades: PK-5
| 428 students
Rank: #88.
San Cayetano Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1412 Frontage Road
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
(520) 281-8282
Grades: PK-5
| 505 students
Rank: #99.
Elgin Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
23 Upper Elgin Rd
Elgin, AZ 85611
(520) 455-5514
Grades: PK-8
| 113 students
Rank: #1010.
Desert Shadows Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
340 Blvd. Del Rey David
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 377-2646
Grades: 6-8
| 730 students
Rank: #1111.
Nogales High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1905 Apache Blvd
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 377-2021
Grades: 9-12
| 1,814 students
Rank: #1212.
Patagonia Montessori School
Charter School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
500 North Third Avenue
Patagonia, AZ 85624
(520) 394-9530
Grades: K-8
| 26 students
Rank: #1313.
Challenger Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
901 E Calle Mayer
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 377-0544
Grades: K-5
| 535 students
Rank: #1414.
Coatimundi Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
490 Avenida Coatmundi
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
(520) 375-8800
Grades: 6-8
| 390 students
Rank: #1515.
Pcjted - Rio Rico High School
Vocational School
Math: 29% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
590 Camino Lito Galindo
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
(520) 375-8700
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1616.
Montessori De Santa Cruz - St. Ann's Hall
Charter School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2231 E. Frontage Rd.
Tubac, AZ 85646
(520) 398-0536
Grades: K-8
| 52 students
Rank: #1717.
Mountain View School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1374 West Frontage Rd.
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
(520) 281-8282
Grades: K-5
| 369 students
Rank: #1818.
Patagonia Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Highway 82
Patagonia, AZ 85624
(520) 394-3050
Grades: PK-8
| 92 students
Rank: #1919.
Calabasas School
Math: 24% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1374 W. Frontage Rd.
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
(520) 281-8282
Grades: PK-8
| 840 students
Rank: #2020.
A J Mitchell Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
855 N Bautista St
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0840
Grades: K-5
| 406 students
Rank: #2121.
Wade Carpenter Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
595 W. Kino Street
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0800
Grades: 6-8
| 617 students
Rank: #2222.
Rio Rico High School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
590 N. Camino Galindo
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
(520) 375-8700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,134 students
Rank: #2323.
Pierson Vocational High School
Vocational School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
451 N. Arroyo Blvd
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0800
Grades: 9-12
| 121 students
Aoc-santa Cruz County Juvenile Detention Center
Alternative School
1260 N. Hohokam
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 761-7906
Grades: 3-12
| 8 students
Jail-santa Cruz County Sheriffs Office
Alternative School
1250 N Hohokam Dr
Nogales, AZ 85628
(520) 761-7869
Grades: 9-12
| 1 students
Pinnacle Charter High School
Charter School
2055 N. Grand Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 755-8222
Grades: 9-12
| 144 students
Pvhs Aoi Program
451 N Arroyo Blvd
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0918
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Santa Cruz County, AZ

Santa Cruz County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
310 W Plum St
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0800
Grades: Inquire with school
| 58 students
P.o. Box 254
Patagonia, AZ 85624
(520) 394-3000
Grades: 6-8
| 45 students
131 Camino Maricopa
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
(520) 281-8282
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
3241 N. Grand Ave. 1
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-2188
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students

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