Tucson Unified School District

1010 E 10th St
Tucson, AZ 85719-5813
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Tucson 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%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 90 public schools serving 41,898 students in Tucson Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Tucson Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Arizona public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Tucson Unified School District are University High School, Fruchthendler Elementary School and Sam Hughes Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Tucson Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arizona.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
90 Schools
2,430 Schools
# Students
41,898 Students
1,101,651 Students
# Teachers
2,743 Teachers
50,385 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Tucson Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 619 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 86% has increased from 80% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#418 out of 640 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Tucson Unified   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Tucson 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)
34%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tucson 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
86%
78%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Tucson 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
1,517 Students
56,359 Students
% American Indian Students
4%
5%
# Asian Students
682 Students
33,411 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
27,027 Students
510,314 Students
% Hispanic Students
65%
46%
# Black Students
2,645 Students
60,194 Students
% Black Students
6%
6%
# White Students
8,160 Students
396,691 Students
% White Students
19%
36%
# Hawaiian Students
198 Students
4,104 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,669 Students
39,872 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
821
13,398
# Students in K Grade:
2,715
72,387
# Students in 1st Grade:
3,048
79,725
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,090
79,148
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,971
79,673
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,137
80,414
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,087
81,590
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,026
85,348
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,210
89,468
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,154
89,760
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,661
89,896
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,543
88,261
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,218
82,942
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,211
89,288
# Ungraded Students:
6
353

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,360 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,926. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,593 is higher than the state median of $10,526. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$434 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total revenue of Tucson Unified   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$444 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total spending of Tucson Unified   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,360
$10,926
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Tucson Unified   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,593
$10,526
This chart display average spending per public school student in Tucson Unified   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Tucson Unified School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
University High School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
421 N Arcadia Ave
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 232-5900
Grades: 8-12
| 1,222 students
Rank: #22.
Fruchthendler Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7470 E Cloud Rd
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 731-4400
Grades: PK-6
| 353 students
Rank: #33.
Sam Hughes Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
700 N Wilson Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 232-7400
Grades: PK-5
| 334 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Davis Bilingual Magnet School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 W Saint Marys Rd
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 225-1400
Grades: PK-5
| 293 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Soleng Tom Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11141 East Camino Quince
Tucson, AZ 85748
(520) 731-5400
Grades: PK-5
| 342 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Collier Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3900 N Bear Canyon Rd
Tucson, AZ 85749
(520) 584-4800
Grades: PK-5
| 123 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Gale Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
678 S Gollob Rd
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 731-4500
Grades: PK-5
| 379 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Carrillo Intermediate Magnet School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
440 S Main Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 225-1200
Grades: PK-5
| 292 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Sabino High School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5000 N Bowes Rd
Tucson, AZ 85749
(520) 584-7700
Grades: 7-12
| 945 students
Rank: #1010.
Borman Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6630 E Lightning Dr
Tucson, AZ 85708
(520) 584-4600
Grades: PK-8
| 494 students
Rank: #1111.
Annie Kellond Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6606 E Lehigh Dr
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 584-5100
Grades: PK-5
| 424 students
Rank: #1212.
Ida Flood Dodge Traditional Middle Magnet School
Math: 52% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5831 E Pima St
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 731-4100
Grades: 6-8
| 439 students
Rank: #1313.
Lineweaver Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
461 S Bryant Ave
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 232-7700
Grades: PK-5
| 533 students
Rank: #1414.
Robins Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3939 N Magnetite Ln
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 908-4300
Grades: PK-8
| 448 students
Rank: #1515.
Teenage Parent Program - Tapp
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
102 N Plumer Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-3250
Grades: 6-12
| 32 students
Rank: #1616.
Dunham Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9850 E 29th St
Tucson, AZ 85748
(520) 731-4200
Grades: PK-5
| 192 students
Rank: #1717.
Tolson Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1000 S Greasewood Rd
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 225-3300
Grades: PK-5
| 320 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Borton Primary Magnet School
Math: 43% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
700 E 22nd St
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 225-1000
Grades: PK-5
| 306 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
John E White Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2315 W Canada St
Tucson, AZ 85746
(520) 908-5300
Grades: PK-5
| 621 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Laura N. Banks Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3200 S Lead Flower Ave
Tucson, AZ 85735
(520) 908-5700
Grades: PK-5
| 291 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Marshall Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9066 E 29th St
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 731-4900
Grades: PK-5
| 246 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Miles-exploratory Learning Center
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1400 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-2200
Grades: PK-8
| 305 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
W Arthur Sewel Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
425 N Sahuara Ave
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 584-7200
Grades: PK-5
| 203 students
Rank: #2424.
Manzo Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
855 N Melrose Ave
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 225-1900
Grades: PK-5
| 319 students
Rank: #2525.
Hudlow Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
502 N Caribe Ave
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 731-4800
Grades: PK-5
| 161 students
Rank: #2626.
Tucson Magnet High School
Math: 44% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
400 N 2nd Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 225-5000
Grades: 8-12
| 3,216 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Ford Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8001 E Stella Rd
Tucson, AZ 85730
(520) 731-4300
Grades: PK-6
| 252 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Sahuaro High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
545 N Camino Seco
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 731-7100
Grades: 8-12
| 1,556 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Anna Henry Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
650 N Igo Way
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 731-4700
Grades: PK-5
| 255 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Van Buskirk Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
725 E Fair St
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 225-3700
Grades: PK-5
| 265 students
Rank: #3131.
Vesey Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5005 S Butts Rd
Tucson, AZ 85757
(520) 908-4600
Grades: PK-5
| 610 students
Rank: #3232.
Drachman Primary Magnet School
Math: 38% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1085 S 10th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 225-1500
Grades: PK-8
| 351 students
Rank: #3333.
Mansfeld Middle Magnet School
Math: 40% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 E 6th St
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-1800
Grades: 6-8
| 919 students
Rank: #3434.
Wheeler Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1818 S Avenida Del Sol
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 584-5500
Grades: PK-5
| 405 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Bonillas Elementary Basic Curriculum Magnet School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4757 E Winsett St
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 232-6600
Grades: PK-5
| 366 students
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 90 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 41,898 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Top 50% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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