As of December 2020, 13 Arizona school districts are at higher financial risk than other Arizona school districts based on our analysis of 10 financial risk measures. Our analysis focused on identifying the districts at the highest risk based both on their current and potential future financial difficulties. Collectively, the measures relate to a district’s overall financial risk of not being able to operate within its available cash resources and budget constraints.
We provide our analysis results and the underlying data for the highest-risk districts and other Arizona school districts in an interactive, user-friendly, web-based format. This format will allow you to easily view detailed information for a single district or more summarized information for all districts State-wide, by county, or by legislative district. The website also explains the measures analyzed and how the analyses can be used to better understand a district’s overall financial risk. Links to the website can be found under “Additional Links” on the right side of this page.