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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Sahuaro High School is a public school located in Tucson, AZ. It has 1,810 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.

Sahuaro High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
88 responses
Average ACT
23
61 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$39,617
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$801
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 78 responses
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  • Prom
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Homecoming Week
    17%
  • Winter Formal
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    3%
  • Homecoming
    1%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,810
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,145
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,279/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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I attended Sahuaro High School all 4 years, from 2016-2020. I entered this school with anticipation and I truly loved this school my freshman year. I met so many AMAZING teachers and students and high school was just what I hoped for it to be. Over the years I attended, the school started spiraling. By my senior year, many unnecessary regulations had been set for our “safety” yet even my most invested teachers felt the urge to resist. Despite leading peaceful protests, marches, and school-wide meeting with the principal, administration refused to answer to our questions and concerns. The school culture was once worthy of taking pride in, but the class of 2020 will be the first to not do so.
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Overall I really enjoyed all four years in Sahuaro High School because the school is open and accepted to any diverse culture and people of all kinds would easily fit in to their liking. Even so there should be some improvements to the school like food quality to benefit people's health and enjoyment. The school would also improve on their funding so that there would better quality of text books instead of using old written, ripped and torn up pages in the books. Besides that, the teacher and staff are still willingly to do their to educate the students to prep them for the future no matter from school funding and they would even spend their own money for school materials and equipment to show how much they care for their students. In Conclusion, Sahuaro High School may need some improvements on school funding and lunch quality, but the school environment, teacher, staff, sports, and activities are all open friendly to all students.
The only thing I enjoyed about my high school experience was my time in the theatre and the friends I made there. While we were extremely underfunded, underappreciated, and regularly mocked by our fellow students and faculty, we made the best of it.
Mostly, I spent my time going to my classes where the greater majority of my teachers seemed disheartened and checked out. I sat among students who were unchallenged and undisciplined, therefore making them disrespectful and distracting. I got mass lectured by administration who realized a change needed to be made, but expected us, the adolescent children they were meant to help mold into functioning adults, to make that change ourselves.
I feel like I was mostly robbed of a well-rounded education. I did have a few outstanding teachers that made my time in their classrooms feel well spent, such as Ms. Krause, Mrs. Watters, and Mr. Davis. However, I am gravely dissatisfied as an alum of Sahuaro High School.