School district financial risk analysis

State Results

Number of school districts at high risk for each measure

Additional information about each measure, including how each measure was calculated and how districts were identified as high risk for each measure, is available on the Measures page.

List of school districts at high risk for each measure

School district County Legislative district(s) High-risk measures
School district County Legislative district(s)
Agua Fria Union High School District Maricopa County 22, 23, 25, and 29
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
Aguila Elementary School District Maricopa County 30
  • No high-risk measures
Ajo Unified School District Pima County 23
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Alhambra Elementary School District Maricopa County 24 and 26
  • Change in weighted student count
Alpine Elementary School District Apache County 6
  • No high-risk measures
Altar Valley Elementary School District Pima County 16, 21, and 23
  • Change in weighted student count
Amphitheater Unified School District Pima County 17, 18, and 20
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Antelope Union High School District
1 of 4 highest-risk districts
Yuma County 23 and 25
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
  • Receivership
Apache Elementary School District Cochise County 19
  • No high-risk measures
Apache Junction Unified School District Pinal County 7, 10, and 15
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Arlington Elementary School District Maricopa County 25
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Ash Creek Elementary School District Cochise County 19
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Frozen tax rate
Ash Fork Joint Unified School District Yavapai County 1 and 6
  • No high-risk measures
Avondale Elementary School District Maricopa County 22 and 23
  • No high-risk measures
Baboquivari Unified School District Pima County 23
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Bagdad Unified School District Yavapai County 1
  • No high-risk measures
Balsz Elementary School District Maricopa County 8
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Beaver Creek Elementary School District Yavapai County 1
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
Benson Unified School District Cochise County 19
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Bicentennial Union High School District La Paz County 30
  • No high-risk measures
Bisbee Unified School District Cochise County 19 and 21
  • No high-risk measures
Blue Elementary School District Greenlee County 19
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Blue Ridge Unified School District Navajo County 6 and 7
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Bonita Elementary School District Graham County 19
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Frozen tax rate
Bouse Elementary School District La Paz County 30
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Bowie Unified School District Cochise County 19
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Small school budget limit adjustment
  • Frozen tax rate
Buckeye Elementary School District Maricopa County 23 and 25
  • No high-risk measures
Buckeye Union High School District Maricopa County 23 and 25
  • No high-risk measures
Bullhead City Elementary School District Mohave County 30
  • Change in weighted student count
Camp Verde Unified School District Yavapai County 1
  • No high-risk measures
Canon Elementary School District Yavapai County 1
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Cartwright Elementary School District Maricopa County 24 and 26
  • Change in weighted student count
Casa Grande Elementary School District Pinal County 16 and 23
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Casa Grande Union High School District Pinal County 16 and 23
  • No high-risk measures
Catalina Foothills Unified School District Pima County 17 and 18
  • No high-risk measures
Cave Creek Unified School District Maricopa County 3
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Cedar Unified School District Navajo County 6
  • No high-risk measures
Chandler Unified School District Maricopa County 12, 13, 14, and 15
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
Chinle Unified School District Apache County 6
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Chino Valley Unified School District Yavapai County 1
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Clarkdale-Jerome Elementary School District Yavapai County 1
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Cochise Elementary School District Cochise County 19
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Colorado City Unified School District Mohave County 30
  • Change in weighted student count
Colorado River Union High School District Mohave County 30
  • No high-risk measures
Concho Elementary School District Apache County 6
  • Change in weighted student count
Congress Elementary School District Yavapai County 1
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Continental Elementary School District Pima County 19 and 21
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Coolidge Unified School District Pinal County 16
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Cottonwood-Oak Creek Elementary School District Yavapai County 1
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Crane Elementary School District Yuma County 23 and 25
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Creighton Elementary School District Maricopa County 4, 5, and 8
  • Change in weighted student count
Crown King Elementary School District Yavapai County 1
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Deer Valley Unified School District Maricopa County 2, 3, 27, and 28
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Double Adobe Elementary School District Cochise County 19
  • Small school budget limit adjustment
  • Frozen tax rate
Douglas Unified School District Cochise County 19
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Duncan Unified School District Greenlee County 19
  • No high-risk measures
Dysart Unified School District Maricopa County 25, 28, and 29
  • No high-risk measures
Elfrida Elementary School District Cochise County 19
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Small school budget limit adjustment
  • Frozen tax rate
Eloy Elementary School District Pinal County 16
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Flagstaff Unified School District Coconino County 1, 6, and 7
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
Florence Unified School District Pinal County 7, 15, 16, and 17
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Flowing Wells Unified School District Pima County 16, 17, 18, and 20
  • No high-risk measures
Fountain Hills Unified School District Maricopa County 3
  • Change in weighted student count
Fowler Elementary School District Maricopa County 22
  • Change in weighted student count
Fredonia-Moccasin Unified School District Coconino County 6 and 30
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Ft. Thomas Unified School District Graham County 6 and 19
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
Gadsden Elementary School District Yuma County 23
  • No high-risk measures
Ganado Unified School District Apache County 6
  • Change in weighted student count
Gila Bend Unified School District Maricopa County 23 and 25
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Gilbert Unified School District Maricopa County 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, and 15
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Glendale Elementary School District Maricopa County 24
  • Change in weighted student count
Glendale Union High School District Maricopa County 2, 5, 24, 26, and 27
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Globe Unified School District Gila County 7
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
Grand Canyon Unified School District Coconino County 6
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Frozen tax rate
Hackberry Elementary School District Mohave County 6 and 30
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District Gila County 7
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
  • Small school budget limit adjustment
  • Frozen tax rate
Heber-Overgaard Unified School District Navajo County 7
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Higley Unified School District Maricopa County 14 and 15
  • No high-risk measures
Hillside Elementary School District Yavapai County 1
  • No high-risk measures
Holbrook Unified School District Navajo County 6 and 7
  • No high-risk measures
Humboldt Unified School District Yavapai County 1
  • No high-risk measures
Hyder Elementary School District Yuma County 25
  • No high-risk measures
Isaac Elementary School District
1 of 4 highest-risk districts
Maricopa County 26
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
  • Frozen tax rate
J. O. Combs Unified School District Pinal County 15
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Joseph City Unified School District Navajo County 6 and 7
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Kayenta Unified School District Navajo County 6
  • No high-risk measures
Kingman Unified School District Mohave County 6 and 30
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Kirkland Elementary School District Yavapai County 1
  • No high-risk measures
Kyrene Elementary School District Maricopa County 9, 11, and 12
  • Change in weighted student count
Lake Havasu Unified School District Mohave County 30
  • Change in weighted student count
Laveen Elementary School District Maricopa County 11
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
Liberty Elementary School District Maricopa County 23 and 25
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Litchfield Elementary School District Maricopa County 22, 25, and 29
  • Change in weighted student count
Littlefield Unified School District Mohave County 30
  • No high-risk measures
Littleton Elementary School District Maricopa County 16 and 22
  • No high-risk measures
Madison Elementary School District Maricopa County 4 and 5
  • No high-risk measures
Maine Consolidated School District Coconino County 6 and 7
  • No high-risk measures
Mammoth-San Manuel Unified School District Pinal County 7
  • Change in weighted student count
Marana Unified School District Pima County 16, 17, and 18
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Maricopa Unified School District Pinal County 16
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Mayer Unified School District Yavapai County 1
  • No high-risk measures
McNary Elementary School District Apache County 6
  • No high-risk measures
McNeal Elementary School District Cochise County 19
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Small school budget limit adjustment
  • Frozen tax rate
Mesa Unified School District Maricopa County 3, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 15
  • Change in weighted student count
Miami Unified School District Gila County 7
  • No high-risk measures
Mingus Union High School District Yavapai County 1
  • No high-risk measures
Mobile Elementary School District Maricopa County 23
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
Mohave Valley Elementary School District Mohave County 30
  • No high-risk measures
Mohawk Valley Elementary School District Yuma County 23 and 25
  • No high-risk measures
Morenci Unified School District Greenlee County 19
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Morristown Elementary School District Maricopa County 29 and 30
  • No high-risk measures
Murphy Elementary School District Maricopa County 11
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Naco Elementary School District Cochise County 21
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Nadaburg Unified School District Maricopa County 28 and 29
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Nogales Unified School District Santa Cruz County 21
  • No high-risk measures
Oracle Elementary School District Pinal County 7, 16, and 17
  • No high-risk measures
Osborn Elementary School District Maricopa County 5
  • Change in weighted student count
Owens-Whitney Elementary School District Mohave County 30
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Page Unified School District Coconino County 6
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Palo Verde Elementary School District Maricopa County 25
  • No high-risk measures
Paloma Elementary School District Maricopa County 23
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Palominas Elementary School District Cochise County 19 and 21
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Paradise Valley Unified School District Maricopa County 2, 3, 4, and 5
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Parker Unified School District La Paz County 30
  • No high-risk measures
Patagonia Elementary School District Santa Cruz County 19 and 21
  • No high-risk measures
Patagonia Union High School District Santa Cruz County 19 and 21
  • No high-risk measures
Payson Unified School District Gila County 7
  • No high-risk measures
Peach Springs Unified School District Mohave County 6 and 30
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Pearce Elementary School District Cochise County 19
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Frozen tax rate
Pendergast Elementary School District Maricopa County 22
  • Change in weighted student count
Peoria Unified School District Maricopa County 24, 27, 28 and 29
  • Change in weighted student count
Phoenix Elementary School District Maricopa County 5, 11, and 26
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Phoenix Union High School District Maricopa County 4, 5, 8, 11, 22, 24, and 26
  • Change in weighted student count
Picacho Elementary School District Pinal County 16
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Pima Unified School District Graham County 6 and 19
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Pine Strawberry Elementary School District Gila County 7
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Pinon Unified School District Navajo County 6
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Pomerene Elementary School District Cochise County 19
  • No high-risk measures
Prescott Unified School District Yavapai County 1
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Quartzsite Elementary School District La Paz County 30
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Queen Creek Unified School District Maricopa County 15
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
Ray Unified School District Pinal County 6 and 7
  • Change in weighted student count
Red Mesa Unified School District Apache County 6
  • No high-risk measures
Red Rock Elementary School District Pinal County 16 and 17
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
Riverside Elementary School District Maricopa County 22
  • Change in weighted student count
Roosevelt Elementary School District Maricopa County 11
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Round Valley Unified School District Apache County 6
  • No high-risk measures
Sacaton Elementary School District Pinal County 16
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
Saddle Mountain Unified School District Maricopa County 25
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Safford Unified School District Graham County 6 and 19
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Sahuarita Unified School District Pima County 19 and 21
  • No high-risk measures
Salome Consolidated Elementary School District La Paz County 30
  • No high-risk measures
San Carlos Unified School District Gila County 6 and 7
  • No high-risk measures
San Fernando Elementary School District Pima County 21
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
San Simon Unified School District Cochise County 19
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Small school budget limit adjustment
  • Frozen tax rate
Sanders Unified School District Apache County 6
  • Change in weighted student count
Santa Cruz Elementary School District
1 of 4 highest-risk districts
Santa Cruz County 21
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
  • Frozen tax rate
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District Santa Cruz County 19 and 21
  • No high-risk measures
Santa Cruz Valley Union High School District Pinal County 16 and 17
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Scottsdale Unified School District Maricopa County 3, 4, and 8
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Sedona-Oak Creek Joint Unified School District Yavapai County 1 and 7
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Seligman Unified School District Yavapai County 1
  • No high-risk measures
Sentinel Elementary School District Maricopa County 23 and 25
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Show Low Unified School District Navajo County 7
  • No high-risk measures
Sierra Vista Unified School District Cochise County 19
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Skull Valley Elementary School District Yavapai County 1
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Snowflake Unified School District Navajo County 7
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Solomon Elementary School District Graham County 6 and 19
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
Somerton Elementary School District Yuma County 23 and 25
  • No high-risk measures
Sonoita Elementary School District Santa Cruz County 19
  • No high-risk measures
St. David Unified School District Cochise County 19
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
St. Johns Unified School District Apache County 6
  • No high-risk measures
Stanfield Elementary School District Pinal County 16 and 23
  • Change in weighted student count
Sunnyside Unified School District Pima County 20, 21, and 23
  • Change in weighted student count
Superior Unified School District Pinal County 7
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Tanque Verde Unified School District Pima County 17
  • No high-risk measures
Tempe Elementary School District Maricopa County 8, 9, 11, and 12
  • Change in weighted student count
Tempe Union High School District Maricopa County 8, 9, 11, and 12
  • Change in weighted student count
Thatcher Unified School District Graham County 19
  • No high-risk measures
Tolleson Elementary School District Maricopa County 22
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Tolleson Union High School District Maricopa County 16 and 22
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Toltec Elementary School District Pinal County 16
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Tombstone Unified School District Cochise County 19
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Tonto Basin Elementary School District
1 of 4 highest-risk districts
Gila County 7
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
  • Small school budget limit adjustment
  • Frozen tax rate
Topock Elementary School District Mohave County 30
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Tuba City Unified School District Coconino County 6
  • No high-risk measures
Tucson Unified School District Pima County 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, and 23
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Union Elementary School District Maricopa County 16 and 22
  • Change in weighted student count
Vail Unified School District Pima County 17, 19, and 21
  • No high-risk measures
Valentine Elementary School District Mohave County 6 and 30
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Valley Union High School District Cochise County 19
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Small school budget limit adjustment
  • Frozen tax rate
Vernon Elementary School District Apache County 6
  • No high-risk measures
Washington Elementary School District Maricopa County 2, 5, 24, 26, and 27
  • Change in weighted student count
Wellton Elementary School District Yuma County 23 and 25
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Wenden Elementary School District La Paz County 30
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Whiteriver Unified School District Navajo County 6
  • No high-risk measures
Wickenburg Unified School District Maricopa County 1, 25, 29, and 30
  • Capital monies redirected to operations
Willcox Unified School District Cochise County 19
  • No high-risk measures
Williams Unified School District Coconino County 6 and 7
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Wilson Elementary School District Maricopa County 11
  • Change in weighted student count
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Window Rock Unified School District Apache County 6
  • Change in weighted student count
Winslow Unified School District Navajo County 6 and 7
  • No high-risk measures
Yarnell Elementary School District Yavapai County 1
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Young Elementary School District Gila County 7
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Financial position—General Fund operating reserve ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund operating margin ratio
  • Financial position—General Fund change in fund balance
Yucca Elementary School District Mohave County 30
  • Budget limit reserve—Operating budget
  • Budget limit reserve—Capital budget
Yuma Elementary School District Yuma County 23 and 25
  • No high-risk measures
Yuma Union High School District Yuma County 23 and 25
  • No high-risk measures