Tucson Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 86 public schools serving 45,457 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 44%), 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 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

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%)

Overview

School District Name
Tucson 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
86 Schools
2,386 Schools
# Students
45,457 Students
1,115,938 Students
# Teachers
2,516 Teachers
47,795 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Tucson 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 86% has increased from 80% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 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
0.55
0.65
# American Indian Students
1,659 Students
62,104 Students
% American Indian Students
4%
6%
# Asian Students
753 Students
31,981 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
29,073 Students
502,441 Students
% Hispanic Students
64%
45%
# Black Students
2,749 Students
59,274 Students
% Black Students
6%
5%
# White Students
9,233 Students
421,603 Students
% White Students
20%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
213 Students
4,015 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,777 Students
34,400 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
430
12,776
# Students in K Grade:
3,306
80,716
# Students in 1st Grade:
3,462
81,307
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,403
82,040
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,626
85,680
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,757
88,781
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,789
89,439
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,368
88,197
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,294
87,198
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,326
86,871
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,666
86,154
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,527
84,118
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,282
78,379
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,220
83,953
# Ungraded Students:
1
329

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,876 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 $9,527 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
$449 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$433 MM
$3 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,876
$10,299
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,527
$9,842
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 2016-17 school year data.

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

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 Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 225-6060
Grades: 8-12
| 1,100 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
| 357 students
Rank: #33.
Sam Hughes Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
700 N. Wilson
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 355 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Davis Bilingual Magnet School
Alternative School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 W. St. Mary's Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 295 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) 225-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 415 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Collier Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3900 North Bear Canyon Road
Tucson, AZ 85749
(520) 584-4800
Grades: PK-5
| 168 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Gale Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
678 South Gollob Road
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 731-4500
Grades: PK-5
| 373 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
| 300 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Sabino High School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5000 North Bowes Road
Tucson, AZ 85749
(520) 225-6060
Grades: 7-12
| 857 students
Rank: #1010.
Borman Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6630 Lightning Drive
Tucson, AZ 85708
(520) 584-4600
Grades: PK-8
| 495 students
Rank: #1111.
Annie Kellond Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
6606 E. Lehigh Drive
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 518 students
Rank: #1212.
Ida Flood Dodge Traditional Middle Magnet School
Math: 52% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5831 E. Pima Street
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 731-4100
Grades: 6-8
| 415 students
Rank: #1313.
Lineweaver Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
461 South Bryant
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 543 students
Rank: #1414.
Robins Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3939 N. Magnetite Lane
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 908-4300
Grades: PK-8
| 490 students
Rank: #1515.
Teenage Parent Program - Tapp
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
102 N. Plumer
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-6060
Grades: 6-12
| 67 students
Rank: #1616.
Dunham Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9850 E. 29th Street
Tucson, AZ 85748
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 236 students
Rank: #1717.
Tolson Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1000 S. Greasewood
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 225-3300
Grades: PK-5
| 328 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) 225-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 412 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) 225-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 673 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
Tucson, AZ 85735
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 339 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
| 282 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Miles-exploratory Learning Center
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1400 East Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-8
| 311 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
W Arthur Sewell Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
425 N. Sahuara Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 584-7200
Grades: PK-5
| 300 students
Rank: #2424.
Manzo Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
855 N.melrose
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 319 students
Rank: #2525.
Hudlow Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
502 N. Caribe
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 238 students
Rank: #2626.
Tucson Magnet High School
Math: 44% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
400 N. Second Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 225-6060
Grades: 8-12
| 3,007 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Ford Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8001 East Stella Road
Tucson, AZ 85730
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-6
| 378 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) 225-6060
Grades: 8-12
| 1,691 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Anna Henry Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
650 North Igo Way
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 731-4700
Grades: PK-5
| 387 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
| 276 students
Rank: #3131.
Vesey Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5005 S. Butts Road
Tucson, AZ 85757
(520) 908-4600
Grades: PK-5
| 680 students
Rank: #3232.
Drachman Primary Magnet School
Math: 38% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1085 S. Tenth Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-8
| 353 students
Rank: #3333.
Mansfeld Middle Magnet School
Math: 40% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1300 E. 6th Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-6060
Grades: 6-8
| 952 students
Rank: #3434.
Wheeler Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1818 Avenida Del Sol
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 584-5500
Grades: PK-5
| 496 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 Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 381 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 45,457 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Top 50% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55

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