700 N Wilson Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Sam Hughes Elementary School serves 334 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Sam Hughes Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Sam Hughes Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Sam Hughes Elementary School's student population of 334 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
334 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Sam Hughes Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Sam Hughes Elementary School is 0.62, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#168 out of 2120 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
50-54%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
70-74%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
54%
46%
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Black
4%
6%
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White
29%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sam Hughes Elementary School's ranking?

Sam Hughes Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).

How many students attend Sam Hughes Elementary School?

334 students attend Sam Hughes Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

54% of Sam Hughes Elementary School students are Hispanic, 29% of students are White, 9% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Sam Hughes Elementary School?

Sam Hughes Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.

What grades does Sam Hughes Elementary School offer ?

Sam Hughes Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

What school district is Sam Hughes Elementary School part of?

Sam Hughes Elementary School is part of Tucson Unified School District.

School Reviews

5   12/17/2016
Our son has attended Sam Hughes for all of his elementary years. It is an amazing school always maintaining an "A" average academically. The school has high participation in it's science fairs, has an amazing community school, and requires all kids to participate in music. The PTA pays for a full-time PE teacher, OMA teachers, etc. Further the school addresses bullying. An amazing school with my child having an A+ elementary experience.
- Posted by Parent - Suzi S.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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