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Attention Parents

The Café Club Rewards Program is our way of saying thank you for making the school café a special part of your day. Read more >>>

Welcome to Santa Cruz Valley

Welcome to the online home of Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District! Nestled among the beautiful San Cayetano Mountains in southern Arizona, we are a high performing school district serving six rural communities. We boast small class sizes, excellent faculty and staff members, and a commitment to providing the best in education for students from preschool through 12th grade.

Please take some time to browse our website to learn more about our district. If you’re new to the area, we encourage you to visit our Welcome Center page, where you’ll find forms and information to help you get started in the enrollment process.

To learn more about who we are, watch this video about our great district.

Tax Credit Information

Your application, available in both English and Español, is due by April 15, 2020, to qualify for the 2019 tax credit.

Now you can submit your payment through our online service.

To learn more about the Arizona tax credit, please view the video below, and visit our School Tax Credits page.


Please contact Angie Alvarez at 520-375-8287 if your family lives in any of the following situations: (a) in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground; (b) on the street; (c) in an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations; (d) doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing. Read more here>>>

Si su familia vive bajo una de las siguientes condiciones: (a) en un albergue, motel, vehículo, o parque para acampar; (b) en la calle o al aire libre; (c) en un edificio abandonado, remolque-residencia (trailer) u otro alojamiento inadecuado; (d) comparatiendo una vivienda con otra familia o algún pariente a causa de no poder encontrar alojamiento o por falta de recursos económicos.   Para mas informacion comuniquese con Angie Alvarez al 520-375-8287 y ver el volante.

A Message from our Superintendent

Dear Parents and Community Members:

The 2018-2019 school year promises to be one of our best years yet! Our enrollment is up from this time last year with 3,485 students, including preschool students.

We kicked off the new school year with a celebration of last year’s accomplishments (see video below), welcomed 23 new teachers to the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District team, and made commitments to “rise to new heights” in the coming school year. 

As always, we appreciate your continued support and involvement.


David Y. Verdugo

David Y. Verdugo
SCVUSD No. 35 Superintendent


Teacher Salary Information

Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) §15-903(E), amended by Laws 2018. Ch. 285, §10, the district is required to publish the following information:

Average salary of all SCVUSD35 teachers employed in FY 2019 (budget year) $42,675
Average salary of all SCVUSD35 teachers employed in FY 2018 (prior year) $38,814
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year $3,861
Percentage increase – 10% 10%

Auditor General spending report for SCVUSD35 – fiscal year 2017