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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Tucson Unified School District is a public school district located in Tucson, AZ. It has 47,800 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
Address
1010 E. 10th St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Telephone
(520) 225-6060
Website

Tucson Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1210
861 responses
Average ACT
25
584 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
47,800
Free or Reduced Lunch
0.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,145
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$567,894,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,279/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    49%
  • Support Services
    46%
  • Other
    5%

Tucson Unified School District Reviews

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The district does not care as much I would have appreciated in terms of its students and teachers. Teacher pay is quite low and does not offer benefits that matter. However, the teachers working under the district are very caring and are extremely helpful! the food offered, the programs and the system is not great, but the diversity is what makes this district so important. As long as this district continues to make that a priority, it will do well. The district should care more about its community and well being of the employees, but it instead focuses more on appearance (doesn't show) and standardized tests.
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I have been apart of Tusd for 11 years now. And i have enjoyed being apart of the school and all the activities they offer, I enjoy going to school because we get to pick our schedule instead of being forced in to a class that we dont want.Personally my favorite thing about Tusd are the sports I love going to the games anf being apart of sports.The all time best thing about Tusd is that everyone is unique in there own way and everyone is excepted for themselves I love how we all encourage eachother like we are a family! The only thing i would like Tusd to improve on is the food otherwise I love Tusd
In my experience with TUSD, I struggled with having multiple teachers in one year. My freshman year, I had 6 biology teachers; sophomore year I had 8 math teachers and 3 art teachers. The administration and some teachers do care for the students and their well being, but the overall conditions and funding for the Arizona school districts need to be driven more toward hiring decent teachers, updating their curriculum, and fine arts programs.