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Schools & Education

We know how important it is to live in a community that provides an outstanding educational environment. That’s why we are proud that Sahuarita is home to a premier school district and is ranked #1 in Education, Health and Safety by WalletHub.


Sahuarita Unified School District

Sahuarita Unified School District (SUSD) is home to two elementary schools, one middle school, three K-8 schools, two high schools, and an early childhood center.

The District is committed to creating school environments that support the physical, mental, cognitive, and emotional well being of students, including athletics, fine arts, and afterschool programs.

The district boasts high quality, award-winning teachers and staff, and excels in groundbreaking curriculum and programs. SUSD was the first school district in Arizona to implement the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), and offers many AP and dual enrollment courses to students.

It also understands that each student is different, and seeks to offer the educational building blocks for all kinds of post-secondary learning, including college prep, JTED courses, Heavy Equipment Operations and more.

For more information about Sahuarita Unified School District, visit


Universities & Colleges Near Sahuarita


The University of Arizona

Sahuarita is less than 30 minutes from the campus of the University of Arizona, a large research university recognized for its achievements in science, water research, space exploration, land development and sustainability, and public health. The University is a member of the PAC-12 and attracts students nationally and internationally.


Pima Community College

Tucson’s two-year public college system, Pima Community College, offers classes at six locations throughout Pima County. The college awards associate’s degrees in a variety of fields, as well as professional certifications and course credit. Pima has also offered summer camps and programs for kids in Sahuarita at Anza Trail School.

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