Safford Unified School District

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Safford Unified School District
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Address
734 11th Street
, Arizona, 85546
United States
Coordinates32°49′24″N 109°42′53″W / 32.82333°N 109.71472°W / 32.82333; -109.71472Coordinates: 32°49′24″N 109°42′53″W / 32.82333°N 109.71472°W / 32.82333; -109.71472
District information
TypePublic
GradesK-12
SuperintendentKen VanWinkle
NCES District ID0407240[1]
Students and staff
Students2,794 (2020-2021)[1]
Student–teacher ratio19.58[1]
Other information
Websitewww.saffordusd.com

The Safford Unified School District is the school district that serves the City of Safford, Arizona and some minor outlying areas.

Headquarters[edit]

The SUSD Headquarters (District office) is located adjacent to the Safford Middle School campus.

Transportation[edit]

SUSD Transportation (often called the Bus Barn) is responsible for the transportation of all district students. The SUSD Transportation division's main facility is located across from Safford High School.

Facilities[edit]

The Safford Unified School District operates and maintains six schools.

Elementary (Grades K-6)[edit]

  • Lafe Nelson Elementary School (LNS)
  • Ruth Powell Elementary School (RPS)
  • Dorothy Stinson Elementary School (DSS)

Middle Schools (Grades 7-8)[edit]

  • Safford Middle School(SMS)


High Schools (Grades 9-12)[edit]

Other facilities[edit]

Mascot[edit]

The mascot for all Safford schools (with the exception being Mount Graham High School) is the Bulldog.

Legal Cases[edit]

Safford Unified School District v. Redding, a case involving the strip search of Savana Redding, a 13-year-old student of Safford Middle School, reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009. She was suspected of distributing prescription-strength Ibuprofen pills due to the accusation of another student found with pills, although no pills were found.[2] The Supreme Court found that the search violated the Fourth Amendment, but qualified immunity foreclosed the suit against the individual defendants; the Court remanded the decision as to Safford's liability to the lower courts.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Safford Unified District (4218)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences.
  2. ^ "13-year-old's school strip-search case heads to Supreme Court - CNN.com".
  3. ^ Cornell Law School website. Accessed June 25, 2009.

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