Safford Middle School

698 West 11th St, Safford, AZ 85546 | (928) 348-7040
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 456
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2.5 out of 5 | 6 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 698 W. 11th Street, Safford, AZ 85546
School District Details
  • Safford Unified District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $6,837
  • Graduation Rate: 85.4%
  • Dropout Rate: 6.9%
  • Students Per Teacher: 19.1
  • Enrolled Students: 3,187

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 456
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 24.2
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 235 (51.5%)
  • Females: 221 (48.5%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: - (-)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 4 (0.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 4 (0.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Safford Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian122.6%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Safford Middle School
  Number Percent
7th Grade24253.1%
8th Grade21446.9%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 62%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:38%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 13 Years
  • Average Salary: $44,458
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Safford Middle School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$35,69214%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$45,91986%
Source: AZ Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 2.5

2.5 out of 5 | 6 Reviews
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6 reviews for Safford Middle School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 25, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is in the Top 5 US schools you don't want to send your children to. Safford is run by those who believe they have the right to strip search children. You probably wouldn't even want to live in this community who would allow such a thing.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 20, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I would not send my children to this school for the simple fact that they have lost touch with why they are there. I understand the need to find the source of the ibuprofen but goodness at what cost? The dignity and self esteem of a thirteen year old who had never been accused before. Where do we overstep our boundaries? I have one question, at what point was the parent called and told what was happening? Where and when were they notified?
    I have a disabled daugther. I found out at age seven that they had brought in an aide to watch my daughter being cathetorized (she was age 7-8) I hit the roof. I had no knowledge that this person was seeing my daughter's privates. Enough is enough. there is a difference between justice and morality.

    I feel for the girl.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 20, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This place is an excellent example of why you should home school. The fact that they didn't fire Kerry Wilson shows what kind of institution this is. Pull your kids out now.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 09, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • There is no way I would EVER let any kids go to this school!

    Police don't even have the power to strip search someone on hearsay evidence, WHY would anyone want t give these idiot teachers more power than the cops??
  • Reviewed by Community Member on January 16, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I predict that the Safford Middle School will receive justice shortly.

    Goodness, what dummies.

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 03, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This is the school that strip-searched a 13-year-old girl after one of her friends told them she might be hiding Ibuprofen. Here, hearsay from another student, one who was already in trouble for carrying the "drugs" in question, qualifies as reasonable suspicion for a full-body strip search. Unless you want your kids to be stripped of both their clothes and their rights, I'd suggest not sending them to this school.

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