Vail Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 20 public schools serving 12,422 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 71% (versus the Arizona public school average of 44%), 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, Esmond Station School and Empire High 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 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

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 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Vail 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
20 Schools
2,386 Schools
# Students
12,422 Students
1,116,381 Students
# Teachers
604 Teachers
47,814 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Vail Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 20% 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 90% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#77 out of 640 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Vail Unified   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
45%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
45%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90%
78%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Vail 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
0.59
0.65
# American Indian Students
51 Students
62,104 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
6%
# Asian Students
289 Students
31,981 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
4,143 Students
502,441 Students
% Hispanic Students
33%
45%
# Black Students
501 Students
59,274 Students
% Black Students
4%
5%
# White Students
6,829 Students
421,603 Students
% White Students
55%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
23 Students
4,015 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
586 Students
34,400 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
133
12,776
# Students in K Grade:
816
80,716
# Students in 1st Grade:
896
81,307
# Students in 2nd Grade:
885
82,040
# Students in 3rd Grade:
936
85,680
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,016
88,781
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,006
89,439
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,023
88,197
# Students in 7th Grade:
960
87,198
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,058
86,871
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,019
86,240
# Students in 10th Grade:
897
84,248
# Students in 11th Grade:
888
78,489
# Students in 12th Grade:
889
84,070
# Ungraded Students:
-
329

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $8,834 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,763. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,751 is less than the state median of $11,165. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$8,834
$11,763
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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$8,751
$11,165
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 2017-18 school year data.

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

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
10701 S. White Lightning
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3600
Grades: PK-5
| 697 students
Rank: #22.
Esmond Station School
Math: 85% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
9400 S. Atterbury Wash Way
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-3400
Grades: PK-8
| 606 students
Rank: #33.
Empire High School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10701 E. Maryann Cleveland Way
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 762-2040
Grades: 9-12
| 707 students
Rank: #44.
Senita Valley Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10750 East Bilby Road
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 762-2040
Grades: PK-8
| 692 students
Rank: #55.
Mesquite Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9455 E. Rita Road
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-2100
Grades: PK-5
| 647 students
Rank: #66.
Copper Ridge Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17650 S Canyon Edge Trail
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3700
Grades: PK-5
| 365 students
Rank: #77.
Vail Academy & High School
Math: 75% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
7762 E. Science Park Dr.
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-1900
Grades: K-12
| 451 students
Rank: #88.
Sycamore Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
16701 S. Houghton Road
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 762-2040
Grades: PK-5
| 645 students
Rank: #99.
Desert Willow Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9400 East Esmond Loop
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 762-2040
Grades: PK-5
| 814 students
Rank: #1010.
Cottonwood Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9950 East Rees Loop
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 762-2040
Grades: PK-6
| 559 students
Rank: #1111.
Desert Sky Middle School
Math: 71% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9850 E. Rankin Loop
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 762-2040
Grades: 6-8
| 737 students
Rank: #1212.
Acacia Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12955 E. Colossal Cave Road
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-2200
Grades: PK-5
| 643 students
Rank: #1313.
Corona Foothills Middle School
Math: 68% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
16705 South Houghton Road
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3500
Grades: 6-8
| 477 students
Rank: #1414.
Cienega High School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
12775 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Wa
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 762-2040
Grades: 9-12
| 1,879 students
Rank: #1515.
Vail Innovation Center
Math: 65% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10775 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-1908
Grades: K-12
| 150 students
Rank: #1616.
Old Vail Middle School
Math: 65% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
13299 East Colossal Cave Road
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 762-2040
Grades: 6-8
| 722 students
Rank: #1717.
Rincon Vista Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10770 East Bilby Road
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-3200
Grades: 6-8
| 635 students
Rank: #1818.
Andrada Polytechnic High School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12960 S. Houghton Road
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3304
Grades: 9-12
| 782 students
Rank: #1919.
Civano Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
10673 E. Mira Lane
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 762-2040
Grades: K-8
| 105 students
Rank: #2020.
Pantano High School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
12775 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Wa
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 762-2040
Grades: 9-12
| 109 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 12,422 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 30% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59

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