Ron Watson Middle School

Ron Watson Middle School serves 413 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Ron Watson Middle School operates within the Yuma Elementary School District.

Overview

The student population of 413 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 413 students
Ron Watson Middle School Total Students (2005-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Ron Watson Middle School Total Teachers (2005-2013)
Students by Grade Ron Watson Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 18:1
Ron Watson Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2013)
American Indian
1%
5%
Ron Watson Middle School American Indian Students (2005-2013)
Asian
1%
3%
Ron Watson Middle School Asian Students (2005-2013)
Hispanic
45%
43%
Ron Watson Middle School Black Students (2005-2013)
Black
4%
5%
Ron Watson Middle School Black Students (2005-2013)
White
49%
42%
Ron Watson Middle School White Students (2005-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Ron Watson Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.56 0.42
Ron Watson Middle School Diversity Score (2005-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
47%
37%
Ron Watson Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
10%
Ron Watson Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,545 students has decreased by 8% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,036 is less than the state average of $9,374. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $7,669 is less than the state average of $8,323. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four years.
School District Name Yuma Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
1
Number of Students Managed 9,545 299
Yuma Elementary  School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $81 MM $2 MM
Yuma Elementary  School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $78 MM $2 MM
Yuma Elementary  School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,036 $9,374
Yuma Elementary  School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $7,669 $8,323
Yuma Elementary  School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Harvest Preparatory Academy (9.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Castle Dome Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sunrise Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • YumaSunrise Elementary School
    9943 South 28th St
    YumaAZ 85367
    (928)502-4352
    0.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 687 students                      
  • YumaMary A Otondo Elementary School
    2251 Otondo Dr
    YumaAZ 85365
    (928)502-4352
    1.7 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 754 students                      
  • YumaCastle Dome Middle School
    2353 South Otondo Dr
    YumaAZ 85365
    (928)502-4352
    1.7 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 767 students                      
  • YumaDesert Mesa Elementary School
    2350 South Ave 7 1/2 East
    YumaAZ 85365
    (928)502-4352
    2.5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 672 students                      
  • YumaJames B Rolle School
    2711 South Engler Ave
    YumaAZ 85365
    (928)502-4352
    7.7 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 626 students                      

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