Safford High School

  • Safford High School serves 856 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 34% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Safford High School's student population of 856 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students856 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Safford High School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Safford High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1628 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
55%
45%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
45%
38%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Safford High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.500.65
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Graduation Rate
98%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSafford Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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