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MUSD: Everything Your Child Needs!
Inspiring students to learn today and lead tomorrow.
When enrolled in the Marana Unified School District (MUSD), students receive the highest quality comprehensive curriculum in safe, innovative and award-winning learning environments. Students are challenged, relationships are built, and teaching is focused on individual student achievement.
As a Pre-K-12 school district, the District serves approximately 12,200 students in ten elementary schools; a K-8 school; a CSTEM K-8 school; two middle schools; three high schools, and one alternative school.
Marana Unified School District has a long tradition of providing all students with challenging academics, full extracurricular offerings, and other experiences to enhance the quality of the education and the lives of the students in the District. Certified educators are committed to teaching the concepts and skills students need to be successful in college, career, and life.
MUSD prides itself in offering a diverse educational experience, including
- free full-day kindergarten
- before/after school care
- talent development
- gifted and special education
- advanced placement
- dual enrollment
- career and technical education
- zSpace AR/VR and science labs
- student-issued Chromebooks
- makerspace and outdoor learning areas
- online distance learning
- exceptional on-site athletics and physical education
- extracurricular activities
- fine arts
Where students are inspired
In Marana schools, the core focus is not simply to ensure that students are taught but to ensure that they learn. Our comprehensive K-12 curriculum is based on standards that provide a consistent framework to give students the tools they need to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens. We are confident when every student graduates and leaves our District they will be prepared with the skills, knowledge, and values necessary for success in an everchanging society.
From academics to athletics, to the arts, educators and staff continue to inspire and empower students to explore, question, create and learn.
Where students grow
With a graduation rate higher than the state average, the District provides countless educational opportunities for the 21st-century learner including online distance learning, a parent-partnered homeschooling 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 and technical education programs allow high school students to select areas of academic interest that motivate learning and encourage exploration.
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.
MUSD points of pride
MUSD class size promotes 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
- Service Academy Appointments
- Master level, full-time school counselors at each school
- Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS)
- Be Kind Schools
- Professionally staffed library media centers
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.
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. Family Resource Centers enhance 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 that enhance the time a child
spends away from home and school. Enrichment Centers are 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.