2470 North Tucson Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Southern Arizona Community High School serves 145 students in grades 9-12.
Southern Arizona Community High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥50% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Southern Arizona Community High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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School Overview

Southern Arizona Community High School's student population of 145 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
145 students
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School Rankings

Southern Arizona Community High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Southern Arizona Community High School is 0.63, 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 Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#720 out of 2120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥50%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
18:1
American Indian
4%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
54%
45%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
27%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Graduation Rate
≤20%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
A great alternative high school. The school is very committed to the achievement of each individual student.
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5  
Due to SACA's self-paced system, students receive individual attention and can succeed at their own pace. The teachers are not only helpful but genuinely want to see the students do well and go on to bigger and better things. I am graduating from SACA in June and I am going to be attending the Honors College at the University of Arizona. My passion for learning comes from the environment that Southern Arizona Community Academy has provided me with. If you take full advantage of their resources you can enroll at Pima Community College for free and receive high school and college credit. You can also become Microsoft Certified. If you are a student who wants to finish classes quicker, this school is perfect for you. The motivated and the dedicated do extremely well here. Similarly, if you are struggling in a main-stream high school environment, SACA may be the perfect alternative.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 145 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≤20% (Btm 50% in AZ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63 (Top 20%)

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