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!


NUSD board earns top statewide honor

NUSD Board earns top honor

The governing board of the Nogales Unified School District was named this year’s recipient of the Lou Ella Kleinz Excellence in Governance Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Arizona School Boards Association.

The announcement was made at the ASBA conference in Phoenix on Friday, Dec. 14. According to the ASBA, the award is named for its former executive director and “recognizes the Arizona school board that demonstrated the most outstanding education leadership for the year.”  Read more

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NUSD Staff Professional Development Technology Day
Technology Day is a three hour professional development day for teachers and staff to share ideas on technology in the classroom.
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AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman Visit
Santa Cruz County Superintendent Alfredo Velasquez hosted Superintendent Kathy Hoffman on Friday, October 4, 2019 to visit our communities. She visited Lincoln Elementary School.
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