Vail Unified School District

13801 E. Benson Highway
Vail, AZ 85641
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Vail Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 13,481 students in Vail Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Vail Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 72% (versus the Arizona public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 68% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Vail Unified School District are Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School, Senita Valley Elementary School and Esmond Station School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Vail Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arizona.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
21 Schools
2,430 Schools
# Students
13,481 Students
1,101,651 Students
# Teachers
646 Teachers
50,385 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Vail Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 619 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 91% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#91 out of 610 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Vail Unified   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Vail 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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Vail 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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
76%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Vail Unified   School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.61
0.65
# American Indian Students
55 Students
56,359 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
5%
# Asian Students
263 Students
33,411 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
4,887 Students
510,314 Students
% Hispanic Students
36%
46%
# Black Students
522 Students
60,194 Students
% Black Students
4%
6%
# White Students
6,857 Students
396,691 Students
% White Students
51%
36%
# Hawaiian Students
33 Students
4,104 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
864 Students
39,872 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
234
13,398
# Students in K Grade:
829
72,387
# Students in 1st Grade:
891
79,725
# Students in 2nd Grade:
838
79,148
# Students in 3rd Grade:
934
79,673
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,011
80,414
# Students in 5th Grade:
998
81,590
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,082
85,348
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,197
89,468
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,144
89,760
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,175
89,896
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,064
88,261
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,026
82,942
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,058
89,288
# Ungraded Students:
-
353

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $8,140 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,926. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,063 is less than the state median of $10,526. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$110 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total revenue of Vail 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)
$109 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total spending of Vail 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
$8,140
$10,926
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Vail 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
$8,063
$10,526
This chart display average spending per public school student in Vail 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 Vail Unified School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10701 S. White Lightning
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3600
Grades: PK-5
| 545 students
Rank: #22.
Senita Valley Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10750 E Bilby Rd
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3100
Grades: PK-8
| 629 students
Rank: #33.
Esmond Station School
Math: 72% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9400 S Atterbury Wash Way
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-3400
Grades: PK-8
| 680 students
Rank: #44.
Mesquite Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9455 E Rita Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-2102
Grades: K-5
| 629 students
Rank: #55.
Vail Academy & High School
Math: 60% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7762 E Science Park Dr
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-1900
Grades: K-12
| 409 students
Rank: #66.
Vail Blended Learning
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10775 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 791-1300
Grades: 6-12
| 57 students
Rank: #77.
Empire High School
Math: 57% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10701 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-3000
Grades: 9-12
| 862 students
Rank: #88.
Cottonwood Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9950 E Rees Loop
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-2600
Grades: K-6
| 510 students
Rank: #99.
Copper Ridge Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
17650 S Canyon Edge Trl
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3700
Grades: PK-5
| 362 students
Rank: #1010.
Desert Willow Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9400 E Esmond Loop
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-2302
Grades: K-5
| 741 students
Rank: #1111.
Vail Innovation Center
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10775 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-1300
Grades: K-12
| 433 students
Rank: #1212.
Sycamore Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
16701 S Houghton Rd
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-2500
Grades: K-5
| 649 students
Rank: #1313.
Acacia Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12955 E Colossal Cave Rd
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-2200
Grades: K-5
| 680 students
Rank: #1414.
Corona Foothills Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
16705 S Houghton Rd
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3500
Grades: 6-8
| 564 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Desert Sky Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9850 E Rankin Loop
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-2700
Grades: 6-8
| 761 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Old Vail Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
13299 E Colossal Cave Rd
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-2400
Grades: 6-8
| 835 students
Rank: #1717.
Cienega High School
Math: 43% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12775 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,951 students
Rank: #1818.
Mica Mountain High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10800 E Valencia
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-3800
Grades: 9-12
| 539 students
Rank: #1919.
Rincon Vista Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10770 E Bilby Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-3200
Grades: 6-8
| 701 students
Rank: #2020.
Andrada Polytechnic High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12960 S Houghton Rd
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 710 students
Rank: n/an/a
12775 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-1753
Grades: PK
| 234 students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 21 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 13,481 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 30% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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