Sunnyside Unified School District

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Sunnyside Unified School District is a school district in Pima County, Arizona, United States. The district extends from Tucson south to Sahuarita and from Interstate 19 to Wilmot Road. It has one early learning center, one 2-8 school, one intermediate school, 12 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and 3 high schools, with a certified teaching staff of 1,200 and a student body of 17,400.

Sunnyside Unified School District
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2238 East Ginter Road
, Arizona, 85706
United States
District information
PresidentConsuelo Hernandez
NCES District ID0408170[1]
Students and staff
Student–teacher ratio19.47[1]
Other information


Sunnyside School District was established in 1921. Around 1927, Sunny Side School (now Sunnyside), a two-story brick building was constructed on the southwest corner of Valencia Road and Nogales Highway. The school held first through eighth grades in it and consisted of four classrooms and an auditorium. The school served the children of neighboring areas such as Emery Park, which was a poultry colony, just to the north of the educational facility.[2]

In 1951, the Sunnyside School District chose to desegregate its elementary schools to allow African American children to attend. [3]


Early ChildhoodEdit

  • Ocotillo Early Learning Center (Coyotes) (Tucson)

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • Craycroft Elementary School (Hawks) (Littletown)
  • Drexel Elementary School (Panthers) (Tucson)
  • Elvira Elementary School (Eagles) (Elstone, Tucson)
  • Esperanza Elementary School (Eagles) (Desert Shadows, Tucson)
  • Gallego Primary Fine Arts Magnet School (Gatos) (Tucson International Gateway Center, Tucson)
  • Liberty Elementary School (Rams) (Sunnyside, Tucson)
  • Los Amigos Elementary School (Leopards) (Tucson)
  • Los Niños Elementary School (Roadrunners) (Drexel-Alvernon)
  • Mission Manor Elementary School (Mustangs) (Sunnyside, Tucson)
  • Rivera Elementary School (Raptors) (Cherry Avenue, Tucson)
  • Santa Clara Elementary School (Bulldogs) (Elvira, Tucson)
  • Summit View Elementary School (Mountain Lions) (Summit)

2-8 SchoolsEdit

  • Sierra 2-8 School (Rams) (Tucson)

4-8 Fine ArtsEdit

  • Gallego Intermediate Fine Arts 4-8 (Wildcats) (Tucson)

Middle schoolsEdit

  • Apollo Middle School (Eagles) (Valley View, Tucson)
  • Challenger Middle School (Chargers) (Barrio Nopal, Tucson)
  • Gallego Intermediate 4-8 Fine Arts Magnet School (Wildcats) (Los Ranchitos, Tucson)
  • Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School (Rattlers) (Littletown)

High schoolsEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Sunnyside Unified District (4407)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  2. ^ David Leighton, "Street Smarts: Tucson neighborhood originally was chicken colony," Arizona Daily Star, Dec. 7, 2015
  3. ^ David Leighton, The History of the Hughes Missile Plant In Tucson, 1947-1960, Private Publication, 2015 (Pg.8)

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