Superintendent's Welcome

Welcome to the Catalina Foothills Unified School District #16 in Tucson, Arizona, a system of schools recognized as an exceptional learning place for our community's children. All of our schools have been historically labeled "Excelling" or graded "A" by the Arizona Department of Education, an indication that we consistently reach high levels of student achievement.

We are committed to a 21st century learning agenda that prepares our students well for what comes after their PreK-12 years with us. We believe that a dynamic 21st century curriculum taught by highly competent professionals who are held accountable for learning results is key to our students' academic success.

I hope you will take the time to get to know us better through this Web site. There are links throughout the site that will take you to video and audio clips of our students, staff, and parents whose images and voices tell our educational story. Enjoy.


Mary Kamerzell, Ph.D., Superintendent

District Message 2011-2013

CFSD is charting the course for quality education.

CFSD Fast Facts
Founded in 1931

5000 Students

8 Schools
• One early learning center (Pre K)
• Four Elementary Schools (K-5)
• Two Middle Schools (6-8)
• One High School (9-12)

District-Wide Attendance Rate: 99%

Graduation Rate: 97.5%

College Attendance Rate: 94%

Fiscal Responsibility
65 cents of every dollar are spent in direct services to our students.


• Before and after school CARE program
• Certified school counselors at all schools
• Community adult non-credit classes
• Dozens of other extracurricular offerings for students of all ages
• Extended day classes and full summer programming at all levels K-12
• Extended math and reading programs for grades K-5
• Full day kindergarten (fee-based program for half of the day)
• Gifted education (interdisciplinary studies)
• Music, visual art, physical education taught by specialists for grades K-12
• Over twelve interscholastic athletic programs
• Reading Strong (reading support for grades K-3)
• Eighteen Advanced Placement course offerings
• Spanish for grades K-5 (30 minutes daily of oral language development)
• World language learning for grades 6-12 (Spanish and Mandarin)
• Spanish and Chinese immersion programs for young learners

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