Organized and constructed in 1922, our district includes three schools—Walter J. Meyer Elementary (K–8th), Huachuca City Elementary (pre-K–8th), and Tombstone High School (9th–12th). Our district covers a large geographical area of more than 510 square miles, including the communities of Coronado, Fairbank, Gleeson, Huachuca City, Presidential Estates, Whetstone, Woody Hills, and Tombstone, Arizona.
Students Learn Best When:
- Provided with diverse, relevant activities and materials that pique their interest and desires
- Multiple learning styles and intelligences are recognized and accommodated
- Their basic needs (i.e. readiness, nutrition, safety, and support of family) are met
Effective Teachers and Effective Staff:
- Communicate with—and respect—students, colleagues, staff, and community
- Rejuvenate their knowledge, ideas, materials, and procedures
- Practice on-going self-evaluations
- Motivate and challenge students to succeed
- Equip students with problem-solving skills
- Know all students can learn
Effective Ways to Access Student Learning Include:
- Multiple types of assessments (i.e. observational matrices, hands-on assessments, performance assessments, developed rubrics, student self-assessment, portfolios, student-led conferences, standardized testing)
- Options for lifelong learning
- Student progress toward employability
The Most Authentic & Relevant Content for Students:
- Relates to student experiences and is child-centered, useful, practical, and challenging
- Is adaptable and continues throughout pre-K–12 levels
Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio
We currently educate more than 803 students with 47 certified teachers, which translates to a very low student-to-teacher ratio of 14:1. In addition to our belief that all students can achieve academically, we also help them find and develop talents in a wide variety of areas, including athletics, art, vocational, and more.
At T.U.S.D we cultivate responsible citizens by maintaining a positive culture where lifelong learning is valued and encouraged.
To be the premier district in Cochise County where student achievement defines success.