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Closed Schools and Surplus Properties - Current Status

Map of Closed Schools and Vacant TUSD Sites (in PDF)

Status of Closed Elementary Schools

  • Brichta (2110 W. Brichta Drive)
    • TUSD infant and early learning center
  • Corbett (5949 E 29th St)
    • Available for lease or purchase
  • Duffy (5145 E 5th Street)
    • TUSD Family and Community Center, Exceptional Education Service Center, and Governing Board and professional development meeting room
  • Fort Lowell School (5151 E Pima Street)
    • Sold
  • Jefferson Park (1701 E Seneca Street)
    • Lease to International School signed 11/28/11
  • Lyons (755 E Dogwood Street)
    • Partial lease; remainder available for lease or purchase
  • Menlo Park (1100 W Fresno Street)
    • Lease to Intermountain Academy
  • Reynolds (7450 E Stella Road)
    • Sold in 2017
  • Richey (2209 N 15th Avenue)
    • Lease to Pascua Yaqui Tribe signed 03/01/12
  • Roberts (1701 S Columbus Boulevard)
    • Lease to Pima Community College signed 12/13/11
  • Rogers (6000 E 15th Street)
    • Lease to Sky Islands High School
  • Schumaker (501 N. Maguire Avenue)
    • TUSD infant and early learning center
  • Van Horne (7550 E Pima Street)
    • Sold in 2016
  • Wrightstown (8920 E Wrightstown Road)
    • Sold in 2015

Status of Closed Middle/K-8 Schools

  • Carson Middle School (7777 E Stella Road)
    • Hold for future use
  • Ft. Lowell/Townsend (2120 N Beverly Avenue)
    • Sold
  • Hohokam (7400 S Settler Avenue)
    • Patent land educational use only; hold for future growth
  • Wakefield (101 W 44th Street)

Status of Closed High Schools

  • Broadway Bridge ( 2120 E Broadway Boulevard)
    • Currently leased
  • Howenstine (555 S Tucson Boulevard)
    • Portion of the grounds leased; may be available for lease or purchase
  • PASS (2102 E Broadway Boulevard)
    • Currently leased

Vacant TUSD Sites

3131 S Portia Ave.

PARCELS

ACRES

ZONING

SITE NAMES

LOCATIONS

ADDRESSES

USES

DATES

10317297F

1.5

SR

# 1

Goret Rd, 0.5 W of Silverbell

3068 W Goret Rd.

Undeveloped

 

10317298A

6.1

SR

# 1

Goret Rd, 0.5 W of Silverbell

3070 W Goret Rd.

Undeveloped

 

133370210

10.2

SR

# 99

SW of 5th/Ridgeside Dr

10849 E 5th St.

Offer

1/10/2018

212300170

4.3

SR

# 121

SW of Carol Av/Albert Rd

3200 S Carol Ave.

Undeveloped

 

212300180

4.8

SR

# 121

SW of Carol Av/Albert Rd

3300 S Carol Ave.

Undeveloped

 

13612006A

9.6

SR

# 124

SW of Bonanza/Watson

3131 S Portia Ave.

Offer

12/20/2017

114263140

9.6

SR

# 126

NE of Bonanza/Fort Lowell

9999 E Fort Lowell Rd.

Undeveloped

 

103030450

4

SR

# 127

NW of Oxbow/Verada Del Venado

4608 W Verada Del Venado

Undeveloped

 

13336008K

10.4

SR

# 138

NE of 5th St/Bonanza

550 N Bonanza Ave.

In escrow

9/13/2017

138280540

9.1

GR-1

# 141

SE of Settler/Calle Torim

7741 S Settler Ave.

Undeveloped

 

214232300

23.6

SR

# A

NW of Tortolita Rd/Camino de la Amapola

5100 W Camino de la Amapola

Undeveloped

 

103174200

19

CR-1

# Z

NE of Lloyd Bush/Ironwood Hills Dr

2445 N Llyod Bush Dr.

Undeveloped

 

103020010

39.1

SR

# XV

NW of El Moraga/Sweetwater

4500 N Newland Dr.

Undeveloped

 

118122570

0.2

C-3

Ochoa ES (Lot)

SW corner 6th Av and 25th St

1502 S 6th Ave.

Undeveloped

 

118122580

0.2

C-3

Ochoa ES (Lot)

SW corner 6th Av and 25th St

1514 S 6th Ave.

Undeveloped

 

118122590

0.2

C-3

Ochoa ES (Lot)

SW corner 6th Av and 25th St

1516 S 6th Ave.

Undeveloped

 

13825593C

60.9

GR-1

Southwest HS

SE of Cardinal/ Valencia

6775 S Cardinal Ave.

In escrow

4/10/2018

Lease or Purchase Surplus Property

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Closed Schools - Background Information

TUSD has closed twenty schools in the past twelve years. With the exception of Keen Elementary School, which was closed due to being in the Davis-Monthan Airbase flight zone, the decision to close schools was made in response to reductions in state funding and excess capacity at our schools.

In 2004, Keen Elementary School was closed due to being in the Davis-Monthan Airbase flight zone.

In early 2010, due to reductions in state funding and significant excess capacity, the district worked with under-enrolled schools, encouraging them to develop consolidation plans (schools combined into a single school). Some schools came forward with these plans; for others, plans were developed by district staff after meeting with school communities. The consolidations resulted in the closure of nine schools. Closures were approved by the Governing Board as follows:

  • Wrightstown Elementary School- May 11, 2010
  • Reynolds, Roberts and Van Horne elementary schools -  June 15, 2010
  • Fort Lowell, Rogers, Duffy and Jefferson Park elementary schools - July 1, 2010
  • Richey Elementary School - July 13, 2010

Even in the first year this helped to cut costs, returning 2% (approximately $30,000) to every school that remained open.

Then in June 2012, with continued reductions in state funding, a projected deficit of $17 million and 13,000 more seats than students, the district began a public process to determine additional closures. This process involved the development and consideration of a wide range of scenarios through town halls, focus groups and hearings before the Governing Board. On December 20, 2012, the Governing Board approved the closure of the following schools:

  • Brichta Elementary School
  • Broadway Bridge Alternative School
  • Carson Middle School
  • Corbett Elementary School
  • Fort Lowell-Townsend K-8 School
  • Hohokam Middle School
  • Howenstine Magnet High School
  • Lyons Elementary School
  • Menlo Park Elementary School
  • PACE Alternative School
  • PASS Alternative School
  • Schumaker Elementary School
  • Wakefield Middle School

Map of Closed School Sites (in PDF): Shows status and location of closed schools