ABOUT TUCSON EDUCATION
The Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) has 77 elementary schools, 23 middle schools and 21 high schools. The District consistently outperforms schools throughout the state, and coordinates a full range of special programs, including after school and summer curriculums.
The TUSD administers several educational alternatives for children: magnet, alternative and exceptional education schools. Magnet schools focus intensively on particular areas of learning in a culturally diverse context; a lot of Spanish language and culture is included, along with alternative modes of learning, like Montessori, family learning, and computer learning.
There are 12 alternative schools for students. These cater to a range of needs, with some serving dropouts or students with learning difficulties and others serving children with high artistic and lower academic interests.
Two exceptional education programs cater to students with special emotional, physical, or mental needs.
Tucson residents have a good range of Christian and Jewish private schools to choose from as well.
Tucson also has some very well performing Charter Schools that are also available from Kindergarden and up.
Major Universities include the superb University of Arizona, and the University Of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus Primary colleges are the Pima Community College, the Pima Medical Institute, The Art Center Design College, Tucson Chaparral Career College, the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, and Prescott College. The Tucson School of Horseshoeing provides local culture!