The recent discussions revolving around teacher’s salaries have shifted the focus away from the plight of public education in general. School district funding across the state has disappeared as schools are shuttered.
In order to bring attention to a key factor in the loss of district funding, the Arizona Daily Independent will highlight closed schools over the next several months. As you will see, school closings not only impact students, parents, and teachers.
Today, we focus on Hohokam Middle School in the Tucson Unified School District.
Hohokam Middle School then
Hohokam Middle School now
Location: 7400 S Settler Ave Tucson AZ 85746
Year Board voted to Close: December 20, 2012
Board of record: Miguel Cuevas, Adelita S Grijalva, Mark Stegeman, Michael Hicks, Alexandre Sugiyama
Board vote to close: 3-1 (Michael abstained, Adelita – no)
Superintendent of record: Dr. Pedicone
Other notes: Merged into Valencia in 2013 1
Current use: education land patent: hold for future growth 2
Median home sales price: $149,900 3
Neighborhood poverty rate: 27% 4
Median household income: $41,224 4
Tucson Ward: N/A 5
Neighborhood Associations: Drexel Heights 5
4 US Census