PROFICIENCY 50% 39% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
55%Vail Unified District

Empire High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Vail Unified District" in Tucson, AZ. There are a total of 776 students and 39 teachers at Empire High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. There are a total of 90 free lunch students and 38 reduced lunch students.

Empire High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 49.5%, which is 39% higher than the Arizona average.


Student/Teacher ratio20:1
Free lunch90
Reduced lunch38


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment171
Taking some courses124
Taking some courses (not tests)40
Passing some courses46
Passing no courses70

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 Empire High School, there are a total of 171 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 124 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School45-49%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School50-54%

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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Empire High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 65.4% 61.1% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 4.5% 4.6% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 3.3% 2.7% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 23.1% 28.4% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.9% 0.7% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.5% 2.2% 2.2% 3.1%

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Vail Digital Learning Program55%1.9Tucson, AZ
Desert Willow Elementary School57%1.9Tucson, AZ
Mesquite Elementary School67%2.4Tucson, AZ
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Pantano High School25%3.3Vail, AZ
Rincon Vista Middle School46%3.5Tucson, AZ
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Ocotillo Ridge Elementary70%3.8Vail, AZ

Tucson demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,2265791
Median age33.237.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%53%55%
Speak English66%73%79%
Speak Spanish29%20%13%

Education level achieved in Tucson

Completed 8th grade81.1%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school79.5%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college60.7%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.3%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.8%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.4%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Empire 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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