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New Students

Below is a map of Sam Hughes Elementary's boundary area. If you live in this area, your child is a "neighborhood child" and has a guaranteed spot at Hughes. You can enroll at any time, even mid-year, and you'll be accepted at the school.

If you are starting in August please enroll by the beginning of February.  TUSD has open-enrollment lotteries, so it is essential for neighborhood students to enroll early.  This ensures that the classes at Sam Hughes are not oversubscribed during the lotteries. 

If you would like to tour the school, please call our front office to schedule a date and time. 520-232-7400

Boundary map for Sam Hughes Elementary School

To enroll a neighborhood child, simply stop by the Sam Hughes school office during business hours to fill out necessary paperwork. Please bring immunization records, a current utility bill and your drivers license. Questions? You can call the office here: (520) 232-7400.


If you do not live in the boundary area, you must enter a lottery to get a spot at Hughes. This process is called TUSD open enrollment.  For the best chance in the lottery, submit your open enrollment application before winter break. If you missed that deadline, you can still submit the application later to be entered into second and third round lotteries.  Applications are typically available in mid-November.  Many students gain entry to Hughes via open enrollment. 


New Kindergarteners


Kindergarten round-up occurs in February but we encourage you to enroll before then if you know your student will be attending our school.

The day before school starts in August, you and your child are invited to our Meet Your Teacher event! This event is where your child will see their classroom, meet their teacher and meet fellow classmates. You can also tour the kindergarten playground, the cafeteria, the bathrooms and other places your child will want to become familiar with.


In mid-August on a Saturday morning, the PTA hosts a potluck breakfast for kindergarten families. In late August on a Saturday morning, the PTA hosts a pancake breakfast for all Hughes families. The PTA will also host a catered dinner for families for the first PTA meeting of the year. To find out the exact dates and times of all these events, join the PTA email list or ask your teacher. 




Early in the school year, the PTA hosts the Sam Hughes Meet Yourself event in which representatives from all the school's extracurriculars are on hand to discuss their activities. Extracurriculars include after-school sports like cross-country, track and field and basketball, choir, girl scout and cub scout troops, the greening group, the after-school program (Crew Club) and the after-school enrichment program (Community School) that offer classes on foreign languages, drama, dance, yoga and a variety of other subjects.

For any questions you may have, contact the school office at (520) 232-7400 or the PTA at


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