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Flagstaff Unified School District
Flagstaff, Arizona
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District Profile
Superintendent:Barbara Hickman
Graduation rate:80.1%[1]
Number of schools:15
Budget: $114,604,869
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Dolores Biggerstaff
Board members:5 at-large
Term length:4 years
Flagstaff Unified School District is a school district in Arizona. In the 2011-2012 school year, School District was the 29th-largest school district in Arizona and served 9,475 students.[2]

About the district

Flagstaff Unified School District is located in Coconino County, Arizona.
Flagstaff Unified School District is located in Arizona in Coconino County. Flagstaff is its county seat. In 2013, Coconino County was home to approximately 136,539 residents according to United States Census Bureau estimates.[3]


Coconino County overperformed compared to the rest of Arizona in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 30.7 percent of Coconino County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to only 26.6 percent for Arizona as a whole. The median household income for the county was $48,320 compared to $50,256 statewide. The poverty rate in Coconino County was 21.8 percent compared to 17.2 percent statewide.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Coconino County (%) Arizona (%)
White 66.4 84.0
Black or African American 1.6 4.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 27.4 5.3
Asian 1.7 3.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.3
Two or More Races 2.7 2.6
Hispanic or Latino 13.9 30.3

Presidential Voting Pattern, Coconino County[4][5]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 29,257 21,220
2008 31,433 22,186
2004 29,243 22,526
2000 20,280 17,562

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[6]


Flagstaff Unified School District publishes annual budgets on its website.[7]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $41,185,874 35.9% $9,751,445 8.5% $8,039,600 7% $5,200,000 4.5% $50,427,950 44% $114,604,869
Averages: $41,185,874 36% $9,751,445 9% $8,039,600 7% $5,200,000 5% $50,427,950 44% $114,604,869

Academic performance

The Arizona Department of Education publishes annual assessments of school district performance as part of the A-F Letter Grade System. This annual report assigns a report card grade from A to F based on the accumulation of growth and composite points described below:[8]

  • Growth points: This points category divides evenly between state test scores for all students and state test scores for students in the bottom 25 percent of performers. A total of 100 points are possible.
  • Composite points: This points category scores district performance on criteria including number of English Language Learners (ELL) in the district, dropout rates and graduation rates. A total of 109 points are possible.

The district received a C in the A-F Letter Grade System in the 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 school years, although it rose to a B in the 2011-2012 school year. The table below compares the district's results in those school years:[9]

A-F Letter Grade Results
Category 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Growth 46 48 45
Composite 73 72 70
Total 119 120 115
Grade C B C

The state also conducts Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) for students in grades three through eight as well as high school students. Students complete AIMS testing in math and reading each year with writing exams issued for grades five through seven and high school. Annual AIMS results are compared to state standards with percentages for students performing far below, approaching, meeting and exceeding expectations. The following table details AIMS results for the school district in math and reading for grades three through eight during the 2013-2014 school year:[10]

AIMS Results, 2013-2014
Grade Math Reading
Far below expectations (%) Approaching expectations (%) Meets expectations (%) Exceeds expectations (%) Far below expectations (%) Approaching expectations (%) Meets expectations (%) Exceeds expectations (%)
3 9 43 27 2 22 65 11
4 19 21 39 21 3 24 64 9
5 18 22 43 16 5 18 69 8
6 30 26 33 11 4 21 70 5
7 23 25 35 17 1 20 72 8
8 33 15 37 16 10 30 57 3

Contract information

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Flagstaff Unified School District
3285 E. Sparrow Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone: 928-527-6000

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