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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Vail Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Vail, AZ. It has 12,848 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
About Vail Unified School District...
Address
13801 E Benson Highway
Vail, AZ 85641
Telephone
(520) 762-2040

Vail Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
186 responses
Average ACT
25
401 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,848
Free or Reduced Lunch
23.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$36,332
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$87,382,000
Expenses Per Student
$7,662/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    52%
  • Support Services
    44%
  • Other
    4%

Vail Unified School District Reviews

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I have attended the Vail School District from kindergarten all the way up to my senior year of high school. The Vail School District is heavily based on academics rather than sports. They prepare you well for college and offer a wide range of honors and college based courses. In addition, they offer CTE elective courses such as: photography, art, and web development. As well as JTED courses designed for students to explore majors and careers in pursuit of goals after high school graduation. All Vail School District campuses are clean and outside friendly. However, one thing I would like to see change about the Vail School District is keeping politics out of the classroom. I believe that the teachers should teach the curriculum and keep their political views to themselves. Once a teacher interjects their political view into the conversation, all learning comes to a halt. And once that communication barrier is established, it’s hard to eliminate the lingering effects.
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Vail is decent, I have lived in the Vail Unified School District for all of my school experience, kindergarten through 12th grade. It is a good district honestly, compared to others in Arizona and the areas surrounding it, it is definetly the best district in the Tucson area, and pima county, but they do lack in some aspects. Such as knowledge on where money and funds should go and also what opportunities should be invested in. On many occasions principles have dealt with situations terribly, resulting in angered parents and caused even more problems. Their problem solving needs some work, it is not the worst but really could do some improving.
This district is amazing! They have helped my son with IEP's improve tremendously and almost catch up to his class mates. By the end of the next year he should be right with his peers and where he needs to be academically. My son use to cry about going to school when we went to a different district he now loves going to school and comes home happy and proud of himself and his achievements. The amount of support and help they give to the students is outstanding. My daughter is learning so much here also. If she falls behind because she doesn't understand something they catch it and will reteach the subject to her to make sure she understands and stays on track with her learning and doesn't fall behind her peers. The district as a ton of extra activities that the kids can get involved in. The have different camps during summer, fall, spring breaks that teaches kids about things they are interested in. It is just an amazing district and I cant say enough about it.