PROFICIENCY 30% 17% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
32%Safford Unified District

Safford High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Safford Unified District" in Safford, AZ. There are a total of 893 students and 38 teachers at Safford High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 243 free lunch students and 64 reduced lunch students.

Safford High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 29.5%, which is 17% lower than the Arizona average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch243
Reduced lunch64


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Safford High School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School25-29%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School30-34%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Safford High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 48.5% 45.5% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 0.8% 1.0% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 0.2% 0.6% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 49.2% 50.5% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.8% 1.1% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.4% 1.2% 2.2% 3.1%

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Safford demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,1275791
Median age31.337.137.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%53%55%
Speak English83%73%79%
Speak Spanish16%20%13%

Education level achieved in Safford

Completed 8th grade83.8%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school82.3%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college61.2%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.2%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.6%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.7%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.6%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Safford High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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