CFSD Fast Facts
CFSD has proudly served Tucson families for more than 80 years.
The Catalina Foothills School District opened its doors in 1931 with nine students and a teacher who met in a garage. In 1939, developer John Murphey sold 2.2 acres on River Road to CFSD for the sum of ten dollars, with the stipulation that the land be used for a public school. That summer, a two-room country schoolhouse was designed by Joseph T. Joesler and built by the Work Progress Administration. Originally known as the River Road School, the building is now the Murphey Administration Center.
Today, more than 5,400 students are enrolled in the eight schools that comprise CFSD. There are many options for students in PreK through 12th grade. A variety of comprehensive educational programs are offered at all CFSD schools.
With a reputation for exemplary academic standards and programs, we are helping an ever-expanding group of students experience the tradition of excellence in education that we have established.