Learn More About Our School District

Snowflake Unified School District #5, formally the Snowflake Union High School District, was created in 1924. Our own Snowflake High School was actually founded clear back in 1888 to provide, to all local residents who cared to attend, an education beyond the 8th grade.

Today, we boast an elementary school, a primary school, two intermediate schools, a junior high school, and a high school. In all, our district serves more than 2,500 students (K through 12) in the Snowflake and Taylor areas.

SHS Accreditation Recommended for 2014–2019

The visiting team representing AdvancED recently completed an evaluation of SHS and, based on our self-study and their outside review, has recommended that SHS be accredited for the next five years as meeting the high standards of  AdvancEd Accreditation. While accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s organizational effectiveness, it is far more than that. Today’s accreditation process examines the whole institution, including the programs, the cultural context, and the community of stakeholders, to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students in our school community. Congratulations to the students, parents, and staff of Snowflake High School.

Pictured (right to left) are Mr. Patrick Day (SHS Self-Study Chair), the four members of the visiting team representing AdvancEd, and Mr. Larry Titus (SHS Principal).

Excellence in Education

It is our solemn promise to provide a quality education to every student within our walls. We believe all children can learn, and we are proud of our comprehensive programs that help meet their needs.

SUSD students consistently score above the rest of Arizona students on Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards in mathematics, reading, writing, and science. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Our Belief Statements

  • All students are unique individuals who can learn well.
  • Education establishes a foundation for life-long learning, which benefits all students.
  • All school personnel will be positive role models affecting the learning environment.
  • Education is an active partnership among the home, the school, and the community.
  • Facilities enhance and maximize the educational process.