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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Tempe Union High School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Tempe, AZ. It has 13,352 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

Tempe Union High School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
1,812 responses
Average ACT
26
633 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
13,352
Free or Reduced Lunch
1.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,434
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$8,725/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    43%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$54,210
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,114
National
$949
Median Home Value
$255,800
National
$184,700

Tempe Union High School District Reviews

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The schools are safe and provide a quality education. I am a student at Corona Del Sol High School, and I'm really thankful that I got to experience what Corona has given me. I built good relationships with the students and peers around me and I could even say that the teachers treat you with so much respect to the point where you could call them friends! I am really glad I had options to choose from when it comes to clubs, sports and extra curricular activities. Thanks to my high school, I'll studying marketing in college, which I couldn't have done it without the tools Tempe Union has given me.
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In my experience, TUHSD is probably the best high school district in Phoenix. I had an average high school experience and compared to other schools around the state, I was privileged. I attended Desert Vista from 2016-2020 and in those years the school was apart of many scandals. The year before my freshman year some of the senior class decided to pull the infamous stunt involving several students using their shirts to spell out a slur. As a black potential student and the time with my older brother currently enrolled in DV, this made my family majorly consider transferring altogether. Ultimately, we decided that the schools academics outweighed their students terrible decisions (those students were also severely reprimanded and had their scholarships revoked). The arts programs in my schools were absolutely beautiful phenomenal and honestly changed the lives of the students. There were always councilors available for students and every teacher interacted with each student daily.
My overall experience with Tempe Union High School District has been amazing. As a parent of a Mountain Pointe High School Senior, I can honestly say that my daughter has been afforded an exceptional education. Not to mention, all of the clubs and sports that she has been involved in since her freshman year have increased her Leadership skills. My daughter is scheduled to graduate on May 21, 2020. I can hardly wait! I'm one excited parent!