Where Learning and community thrive!
Marana Unified School District has a long tradition of providing students with challenging academics, full extracurricular offerings, and experiences that enhance their personal growth and development. Beginning with free full-day kindergarten & Bright Start Talent Development and culminating with graduation rates higher than state average, our certified educators provide a complete educational experience that inspires self-sufficient learners prepared to excel in college, career, and life.
When enrolled in MUSD, students receive the highest quality, comprehensive curriculum in safe and innovative learning environments. Students are challenged, relationships are built, and teaching is focused on individual student achievement. An integral part of our community, Marana Schools partners with parents, local businesses, non-profits, and community members to provide well-rounded educational experiences that educate the entire student.
As a Pre-K-12 school district, the District serves approximately 12,500 students in ten elementary schools; a K-8 school; a CSTEM K-8 school; two middle schools; three high schools, and the Early Learning Resource Center. View a full listing of Marana Schools.
MUSD prides itself in offering a diverse educational experience, including
- free full-day kindergarten
- before/after school care and summer programs (LEAP)
- talent development
- gifted and special education (GEM)
- advanced placement
- Dual enrollment
- Career and Technical Education (CTE)
- Summer Success credit advancement and recovery
- zSpace AR/VR and science labs
- makerspaces and outdoor learning areas
- optional online distance learning format
- exceptional athletics and physical education
- extracurricular activities
- fine arts
Where students belong
Located in beautiful Northwest Tucson, approximately 16 miles northwest of downtown Tucson, the District takes pride in knowing we're one of the reasons families choose to live in our community.
Built on a history of high expectations and high performance, education in the Marana community dates back to the early 1920’s. Read MUSD History.
Class sizes that promote student achievement
- Average Class Size
- K: 22
- 1st: 23
- 2nd: 22
- 3rd: 26
- 4th: 26
- 5th: 26
- 6th: 26
- Graduation rate HIGHER than State average
- Attendance rate HIGHER than State average
- A+, State A, and National Blue Ribbon schools
- Certified Teachers; state, and nationally recognized teachers, Rodel Exemplary Principals
- Flinn and National Merit Scholars
- Master-level, full-time school counselors at each school
- Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS)
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, Robotics, Marketing, Sports Medicine, Welding Technology, Biotechnology, Dental Assisting, Software and Game Design, and many more career fields.
Students enrolled in preschool and full-day kindergarten have greater success in learning essential early academic skills. Aligned with Arizona academic standards, the District provides 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.
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 needs. The District also provides an enriching preschool program for ages 3-5 years. The Play and Learn (PAL) Preschool Program is an integrated inclusive licensed preschool providing the highest quality education during the school year to children with identified learning challenges and their non-disabled peers. 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 that assist in achieving the Arizona academic standards.
Family & Student Services
Marana students are offered a K-12 comprehensive competency-based school counseling program. Every MUSD school employs Master-level, full-time school counselors at each school who act as a point of contact for parents & students for assistance in academic, personal/social, and career development. MUSD's Family Resource Center enhances student and family support through the delivery of case management and referrals, an early learning support program, counseling, community and volunteer outreach, and other intervention services.
The District offers secure, supervised learning and recreational experiences at our before and after-school LEAP Program. LEAP is available at all elementary schools and at designated schools during school breaks. The Centers offer academic support, art, physical education, and hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities geared to academically challenge and engage students in a creative and fun way.
Marana Governing Board
A five-member Governing Board represents the community in 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.