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COVID-19 Information and Updates

Be sure to visit our COVID-19 page for important information and updates such as resources, continued educational opportunities during school closure, meal programs, and more! 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.

Arizona School District Spending Report

Please take a moment to review the Arizona school district spending report below for fiscal year 2019.

Tax Credit Information

Your application, available in both English and Spanish, 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 520-375-8261 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 520-375-8261 y ver el volante.

A Message from our Superintendent

Dear Families and Community Members:

We are excited to begin another great year. The energy was palpable among teachers and staff as we celebrated another great year of accomplishments and fulfilled last year’s promise to “rise to new heights” (see the year in review video below). We welcomed 26 new teachers to the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 (SCVUSD No. 35) team and set our focus on "setting a new standard" for the 2019–2020 school year.

As we work to set a new standard for education in our community, the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School Board has voted to hold an override and bond election in November. This election, if it passes, will not only provide the district with needed funding to provide the best education possible, it will also expand our community partnerships. Please see below for more information. As we strive to be the best district in Arizona, we appreciate your continued support and involvement in the success of your child.


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 2020 (budget year) $44,809
Average salary of all SCVUSD35 teachers employed in FY 2019 (prior year) $42,675
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year $2,134
Percentage increase – 5% 5%

Auditor General spending report for SCVUSD35 – fiscal year 2017