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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Arizona School Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas visit
12/15/2017
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas visited Nogales Dec. 12, 2017, as part of her campaign to elicit comments from all across the state on concerns and suggestions for the Department of Education. Before turning over microphone to members of the audience, Douglas highlighted her accomplishments and goals as superintendent.
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Shelly Rothstein
Shelly Rothstein, 40-year NUSD veteran, honored at governing board meeting
12/14/2017
Shelly Rothstein, who joined Nogales Unified School District 40 years ago, was honored Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at the governing board meeting held at Mary L. Welty Elementary School where she teaches third grade.
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Fred Milner
Challenger music teacher Fred Milner honored
11/28/2017
“Calm, cool, and professional” were just three of the complimentary words used to describe the latest Nogales Unified School District teacher, Challenger’s music educator Fred Milner, honored at a governing board meeting.
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Melissa Dembrowski
Nogales High School history teacher honored
11/22/2017
Nogales High School social studies teacher Melissa Dembowski knows how to make history come alive for her students by tying her lessons to cultural events in their lives today, such as movies and current events.
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Renee Viviana
Coronado teacher Renee Viviana Munguia latest to be honored
10/27/2017
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado’s fourth grade teacher Renee Viviana Munguia was the latest Nogales Unified School District educator to be recognized at a governing board meeting for outstanding service to students, colleagues, and parents.
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