Sam Hughes Elementary School

  • Sam Hughes Elementary School serves 355 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Sam Hughes Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Sam Hughes Elementary School's student population of 355 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students355 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sam Hughes Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Sam Hughes Elementary School is 0.64, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank#116 out of 2111 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
52%
45%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
30%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
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Diversity Score0.640.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTucson Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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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.
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