This Is Your Life -
More than a Charter School -
This is Marana!
Inspiring students to learn today and lead tomorrow.
Welcome! Marana Unified School District provides a diverse educational experience for the 21st century by incorporating student Chromebooks, fl
exible learning environments, and collaborative comfortable configurable furniture, into comprehensive, relevant and rigorous instruction.
Offering the first two Computer Science Immersion Elementary Schools in the State, MUSD has shown its continued commitment to providing a diverse educational experience through highly qualified
and nationally certified educators
who are committed to teaching the concepts and skills students need to be successful in college, career, and life.
Students benefit from free full-day kindergarten
, before/after school care
, computer based
and technological programs
, on-site athletic programs, extracurricular activities, and more
that are only offered through the Marana district.
...where students are inspired
When enrolling in the Marana district, students are provided the highest quality education in safe, nurturing, and award-winning learning environments.
By incorporating 21st century technology and collaborative furniture into the classroom, Marana Unified School District deepens the learning experience through higher levels of engagement and rigor. Students are challenged, relationships are built, and teaching is focused on individual student achievement. In Marana schools, the core focus is not simply to ensure that students are taught, but to ensure that they learn.
Instruction is comprehensive, relevant, and rigorous where students are encouraged to explore, question, create, and learn. Teachers are committed to engaging students through relevant learning opportunities to teach necessary skills for success in an ever-changing 21st society.
From academics, to athletics, to the arts MUSD continues to prepare leaders for tomorrow!
...where students grow
With a graduation rate higher than state average, the District provides educational opportunities for students at 18 schools as well as online distance learning, a parent-partnered home schooling program, summer school, alternative settings, and Career and Technical programs.
Students are offered a variety of Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses designed to engage students at all academic levels.
Career academy choices allow high school students to select areas of academic interest that motivate learning and encourage exploration.
...where students belong
The Marana district has enjoyed a rich tradition of excellence in education for many years.
Located in beautiful Northwest Tucson, approximately 16 miles northwest of downtown Tucson, the District takes pride in knowing it’s one of the reasons families choose to live in the community.
Built on a history of high expectations and high performance, education in
the Marana community dates back to the early 1920’s. Today, a staff of 1,800 employees serve over 12,300 students in 18 schools....Read MUSD History.
Enroll your child today and be part of an award-winning school district. We are confident we have a very special and educationally enriching experience to offer.
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...points of pride
- Small class size promoting EXCEPTIONAL student achievement.
- 2016-2017 Average Class Size
- K: 20
- 1st: 22
- 2nd: 22
- 3rd: 25
- 4th: 25
- 5th: 23
- 6th: 25
- Student AIMS scores HIGHER than State average. View Student Achievement Information.
- Graduation rate HIGHER than State average.
- Attendance rate HIGHER than State average.
- Student ACT scores HIGHER than State and National average. Learn More.
- State A+, National Blue Ribbon and Excelling schools.
- Highly qualified, State, and nationally recognized teachers, Rodel Exemplary Principals.
- Learning facilities with high speed and wireless infrastructure.
- State of the art professionally staffed library media centers at every school.
- Flinn and National Merit Scholars. View recognitions & awards.
- Service Academy Appointments
Career and Technical Education
Award winning Career and Technical Education programs prepare students to enter the workforce with the academic and career skills needed to compete successfully in the job market. Career and Technical Education programs offer a sequence of courses to students in grades 9-12. Through the District’s Career and Technical Education programs and a partnership with the Pima County Joint Technical Education District, students are offered instruction in Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Automotive Technology, Engineering, Marketing, Sports Medicine, Welding Technology, Biotechnology, Dental Assisting, Software and Game Design, and many more career fields.
Students exposed to preschool and full day kindergarten have greater success in learning essential early academic skills. Aligned with Arizona academic standards, the District provides a free full day kindergarten program at all elementary schools. The program is developmentally and individually appropriate in addressing cognitive, social, emotional, and physical areas of development. The District also provides licensed preschool learning facilities at several elementary schools.
Gifted and Special Education
A wide continuum of services covering all areas of exceptionality, within the least restrictive environment, is available for students in grades K-12. Students receiving special education are supported by a team of professionals who develop individual education program goals and provide related services such as psychological testing, speech pathology, and occupational and physical therapy aligned to individualized need. The District also provides an enriching preschool program for ages 3-5 years. Students who qualify for the Gifted Program receive differentiated general education instruction to meet unique needs and a one day/week pull out service. All instruction is aligned with state standards.
The District provides a variety of resources and programs to support the academic needs of eligible Title I, English Language Learner, Migrant, and Native American students. Supplemental programs consist of instructional services which assist in achieving the Arizona academic standards.
Marana students are offered a K-12 comprehensive competency based school counseling program promoting academic achievement, personal/social development, and career and college readiness. Fulltime Master level school counselors are located at all schools. Family Resource Centers enhance student and family support through the delivery of case management and referrals, crisis response, community and volunteer outreach, prevention, and intervention services.
The District offers a secure, supervised, learning and playing experience which enhances the quality of the time a child spends away from home. Enrichment Centers are available at all elementary schools and at designated schools during school breaks. Children work in small groups on age appropriate activities designed to provide academic support, and social growth and development.
Marana Governing Board
A five-member Governing Board represents the community is exercising local control of public education. Members meet on a semimonthly basis to support the District's commitment to excellence in academics and students' personal achievements.
Marana Schools' 2340 Foundation
Committed to ensuring that every student is prepared for future success and has a vision for life, the 2340 Foundation provides resources to ensure equity and excellence are supported with the Marana district.