Welcome to Nogales Unified School District!

NUSD #1 is located about an hour south of Tucson in the beautiful mountains of Southern Arizona. The City of Nogales is a fantastic place to live and work. It is a progressive city that has successfully maintained its small town charm, rich traditions, and vibrant culture. The city is the county seat for Santa Cruz County and shares the international border with Nogales-Sonora, its sister city in Mexico.

Our school district serves approximately 6,200 students in 10 schools which include a preschool program, six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. Located in the southern part of Santa Cruz County, our students and families bring to our school community a rich cultural background that reflects life on both sides of the border.

Most importantly, Nogales is the type of city where “a kid can be a kid.” Far removed from the hustle and bustle of big city life, Nogales is a place where parents can feel safe with nurturing schools and caring neighbors. Come join us here at Nogales Unified School District #1. We can’t wait to meet you!

                       Arizona School Board Association Equity Event 2017
        Presentation by Mr. Parra, Ms. Canto, Ms. Mendoza-Jimenez, and Mr. Miranda

Defying the Odds: The Secrets Behind Nogales USD #1's Graduation Rate. The description in the conference handout for our presentation was: 

     How does a district with a 98.6% Hispanic student population and 82% free-and-reduced lunch rate achieve and maintain a 95 percent graduation rate? This presentation will provide an in-depth analysis of the strategies implemented to achieve a graduation rate that is far above both the state and national average.


District Headlines

Wellness Policy
Wellness Policy Implementation
he NUSD governing board approved the mandated revisions to its Wellness Policy on June 12, 2017.
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notice of public hearing
2017-2018 Proposed Budget
Notice of Public Hearing and Vote on July 12, 2017 regarding the 2017-2018 Proposed Budget.
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Tania Barojas
Tania Barojas selected for Outstanding Teacher Award
A.J. Mitchell Elementary School teacher Tania Barojas was selected to receive the Outstanding Teacher Award.
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Brad Beach
Brad Beach recognized at the Nogales Unified School District's May 1 board meeting
Brad Beach, a 1984 graduate of Nogales High School, has been teaching 24 years, the last six at Pierson Vocational High School. He was recognized at the Nogales Unified School District's May 1 board meeting for his exceptional service to the district.
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New Dyslexia Handbook Available from ADE
I am pleased to share a new resource available for families and teachers to help identify and support students with dyslexia.
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