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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
818 responses
Average ACT
26
555 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
$48,389
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$567,894,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,065/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    51%
  • Support Services
    45%
  • Other
    4%

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
TUSD the district that steals money? Most of the time that what people think when it comes to TUSD but my experience as a student it was amazing and fun much fun! Yes, maybe we did not have the newest books or the nicest computer but the teachers was what made TUSD good. TUSD does not pay the teachers that well but they stay there and they were the ones to get us through everything. We also can not forget about the coaches that pushed us every step in the way. Those coaches wants us to be D1 bound. For the little things that TUSD has to offer is what made my K-12 amazing.