Sunnyside Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 22 public schools serving 15,562 students in Sunnyside Unified 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 Sunnyside Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the Arizona public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Sunnyside Unified School District are Elvira Elementary School, Sunnyside Online Success Academy and Gallego Primary Fine Arts Magnet. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Sunnyside Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arizona.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Sunnyside 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
Sunnyside Unified School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
22 Schools
2,386 Schools
# Students
15,562 Students
1,115,938 Students
# Teachers
758 Teachers
47,795 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
20:1

District Rank

Sunnyside Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 629 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 80% has increased from 70% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#453 out of 640 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Sunnyside Unified   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sunnyside 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)
29%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sunnyside 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
80%
78%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Sunnyside 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
0.20
0.65
# American Indian Students
475 Students
62,104 Students
% American Indian Students
3%
6%
# Asian Students
63 Students
31,981 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
13,900 Students
502,441 Students
% Hispanic Students
89%
45%
# Black Students
391 Students
59,274 Students
% Black Students
3%
5%
# White Students
609 Students
421,603 Students
% White Students
4%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
14 Students
4,015 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
110 Students
34,400 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
249
12,776
# Students in K Grade:
1,105
80,716
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,053
81,307
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,125
82,040
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,270
85,680
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,310
88,781
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,264
89,439
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,276
88,197
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,319
87,198
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,266
86,871
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,173
86,154
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,181
84,118
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,068
78,379
# Students in 12th Grade:
903
83,953
# Ungraded Students:
-
329

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $7,671 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,299. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $7,827 is less than the state median of $9,842. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$119 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total revenue of Sunnyside Unified   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$122 MM
$3 MM
This chart display total spending of Sunnyside Unified   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$7,671
$10,299
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Sunnyside Unified   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$7,827
$9,842
This chart display average spending per public school student in Sunnyside Unified   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Sunnyside Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Elvira Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
250 W Elvira Rd
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000
Grades: K-6
| 652 students
Rank: #22.
Sunnyside Online Success Academy
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2238 E Ginter Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2064
Grades: K-12
| 31 students
Rank: #33.
Gallego Primary Fine Arts Magnet
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6200 S. Hemisphere Place
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-3000
Grades: K-3
| 555 students
Rank: #44.
Los Amigos Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2200 E Drexel Rd
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-3200
Grades: K-6
| 652 students
Rank: #55.
Gallego Intermediate Fine Arts Magnet School
Math: 39% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3700 E. Alvord Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-4700
Grades: 4-8
| 853 students
Rank: #66.
Santa Clara Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6910 S Santa Clara
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000
Grades: K-6
| 566 students
Rank: #77.
Desert View High School
Math: 35% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
4101 East Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,037 students
Rank: #88.
Esperanza Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2353 E Bantam Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2900
Grades: K-6
| 607 students
Rank: #99.
Craycroft Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5455 E. Littletown Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2600
Grades: PK-4
| 575 students
Rank: #1010.
Liberty Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5495 S Liberty Ave
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000
Grades: K-6
| 674 students
Rank: #1111.
Rivera Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5102 S. Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-3900
Grades: K-6
| 546 students
Rank: #1212.
Los Ninos Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000
Grades: PK-6
| 462 students
Rank: #1313.
Mission Manor Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
600 W Santa Rosa
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000
Grades: PK-6
| 668 students
Rank: #1414.
Summit View Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 E Summit St
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000
Grades: K-6
| 458 students
Rank: #1515.
Sunnyside High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1725 E Bilby Rd
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,067 students
Rank: #1616.
Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School
Math: 21% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
5385 East Littletown Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-4900
Grades: 5-8
| 705 students
Rank: #1717.
Challenger Middle School
Math: 21% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
100 East Elvira Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000
Grades: 6-8
| 765 students
Rank: #1818.
Drexel Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
801 E Drexel Rd
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2700
Grades: K-6
| 516 students
Rank: #1919.
Sierra 2-8 School
Math: 17% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5801 S. Del Moral Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000
Grades: 2-8
| 955 students
Rank: #2020.
Apollo Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
265 West Nebraska Street
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000
Grades: 6-8
| 613 students
Rank: #2121.
Star Academic High School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5093 S. Liberty
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000
Grades: 6-12
| 193 students
5702 S Campbell
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000
Grades: PK-2
| 412 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 15,562 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80% (Btm 50% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.20

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