School District No. 1---Home of the Gophers!
350 S. Main St. (P.O.Box 2850)
Florence, Arizona, 85232
District Office: (520) 868-2300
Fax: (520) 868-2302


Florence Unified School District is located in the Pinal County Seat, Florence, Arizona. The district serves about 1,700 students in grades K-12. The district has three schools, an elementary, middle, and high school, serving a geographical area of almost 1000 square miles. Also joining our district will be Johnson Ranch Elementary. In addition to basic regular education the district supports strong special education, computer, music, substance abuse prevention, and interscholastic athletic programs, as well as alternative school.

The five member governing board has a strategic plan that emphasizes community involvement, enhancement of the basic skills in all core subject areas, and the development of a high school graduate who will yearn for life long learning. The faculty and staff feel that self-esteem building has much to do with successful living and therefore, positive reinforcement of students and staff is emphasized. In short we believe that all of our students can learn and should be given the opportunity for successful learning to their highest potential. We also feel that strong parental and family involvement is essential in our community.

Mission Statement
The Florence Unified School District Governing Board is committed to providing each student with an educational foundation, empowering them with experiences and values to develop individuals, with the ability to successfully achieve their dreams in our rapidly changing world.


  • To promote experiences that support academic excellence through the North Central Accreditation Process.

  • To provide a positive climate in which students can participate in extra curricular activities

  • To promote the development of an academic curriculum which contains a fully articulated scope and sequence.

  • To promote the development of a consistent instructional format throughout the district.

  • To ensure the implementation of the district's curriculum.
  • To ensure that the district's instructional format is implemented.

  • To encourage the development of a partnership between the school and home.

  • To provide a safe, healthy, and positive environment which will enable all employees to successfully and professionally perform their duties.

  • To align the job descriptions of all district employees with the mission statement and goals adopted by the district.

  • To develop a plan to address the vocational and career education needs of the students.

Keeping these goals in mind, we maintain a strong profile in academic and athletic competition and are always striving to improve our programs. Our elementary students participate in Science Olympiad, State Reading Contest, and Easter Seals Hoop Shoot Contest. Middle schools students participate in an annual peer retreat, Science Olympiad, and Spelling Bees. National Honor Society, and Spanish Club are just a few of the clubs available for students at the high school. Both middle and high school students are required to complete many hours of civic responsibility to graduate.

Contact Information



Postal address
350 S. Main St.

P.O. Box 2850

Florence, AZ 85232

Electronic mail
Alvarado, Robert (

Carrasco, Jake (

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