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!


District Headlines

IB students
The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme at NHS
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.
Read More
Lizyvette Lopez honored
Mary Welty teacher Lizyvette Lopez honored at NUSD board meeting
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.
Read More
Teresa Montano
Outstanding special education teachers
NUSD and the governing board honored two special education teachers at the governing board meeting on Feb. 13, 2017.
Read More
Jeff Gudenkauf
Outstanding Teacher, Mr. Jeff Gudenkauf
Nogales Unified School District Superintendent Fernando Parra began a new tradition at the governing board meeting Jan. 30, 2017 by recognizing an outstanding teacher.
Read More

Apply Now

Quick Links