Santa Cruz Valley Students
Our Community

parent with studentSanta Cruz Valley is a beautiful, rural region with a moderate year-round climate, where the sun shines almost every day. Due to our higher elevation, our daily temperatures tend to be 15 – 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix—a trend that suits us perfectly.

There is plenty to do and see within our district boundaries, which extend from Amado (approximately 40 miles south of Tucson) to Rio Rico (just ten minutes from the border of Mexico). The Santa Cruz River that runs through the valley draws a great variety of wildlife to our area, including coyotes, hawks, foxes, javelina, deer, and many species of migrating birds.

Being so close in proximity to the Mexican border, we have a rich and vibrant cultural heritage. In our little corner of the globe, you’ll find delicious border cuisine, well-preserved Spanish colonial missions, national parks, art galleries, and plenty of colorful fiestas and festivals celebrating the traditions and legacy of Santa Cruz Valley.

At the side of this page, you’ll find links to some of the area’s best restaurants and attractions. We welcome you with open arms and invite you to experience the wonderful atmosphere here in the valley that we call home!

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Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman announced the extended closure of Arizona schools until the end of the 2019–2020 school year as a necessary step in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Although all school sites and activities will remain closed through the end of the school year, the at-home learning opportunities which have been communicated by your student's school will continue as planned. 

Meal services for students will also continue throughout the remainder of the school year.