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.

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ADE
New Dyslexia Handbook Available from ADE
04/25/2017
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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Penelope Munguia
Reading Specialist Penelope Munguia selected as outstanding educator for NUSD
04/11/2017
The Nogales Unified School District continued its tradition started this semester of honoring an outstanding educator with the selection of Robert M. Bracker Elementary School Reading Specialist Penelope Munguia.
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Roxanna Holguin
Roxanna Holguin honored for outstanding service to NUSD
04/10/2017
The Nogales Unified School District honored Speech Pathologist Roxanna Holguin at the March 27 board meeting for her outstanding service and dedication.
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IB students
The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme at NHS
03/08/2017
The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, now in its 25th year of full operation, became a hallmark of Nogales High School shortly after Barbara Mathis joined the NHS faculty in 1988, having experience as an IB teacher while working in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Lizyvette Lopez honored
Mary Welty teacher Lizyvette Lopez honored at NUSD board meeting
03/02/2017
Lizyvette Lopez, a fourth grade teacher at Mary L. Welty Elementary School, was the latest Nogales Unified School District educator to be honored at a governing board meeting for outstanding service.
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