Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District

801 W Southern Ave
Apache Junction, AZ 85120-7416
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 3,072 students in Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District have an average math proficiency score of 15% (versus the Arizona public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 20% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
5 Schools
2,474 Schools
# Students
3,072 Students
1,138,681 Students
# Teachers
164 Teachers
50,915 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 602 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80-84% has decreased from 81% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#464 out of 610 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Apache Junction Unified District (4443)  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Apache Junction Unified District (4443)  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Apache Junction Unified District (4443)  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
80-84%
76%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Apache Junction Unified District (4443)  School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.56
0.65
# American Indian Students
36 Students
55,502 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
5%
# Asian Students
20 Students
34,069 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,205 Students
531,904 Students
% Hispanic Students
39%
47%
# Black Students
34 Students
63,785 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# White Students
1,650 Students
404,765 Students
% White Students
54%
35%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
4,238 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
120 Students
44,324 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
76
16,629
# Students in K Grade:
214
80,037
# Students in 1st Grade:
189
79,753
# Students in 2nd Grade:
199
82,851
# Students in 3rd Grade:
202
82,816
# Students in 4th Grade:
228
82,687
# Students in 5th Grade:
203
83,739
# Students in 6th Grade:
219
84,560
# Students in 7th Grade:
264
88,467
# Students in 8th Grade:
283
92,012
# Students in 9th Grade:
255
94,964
# Students in 10th Grade:
263
90,488
# Students in 11th Grade:
253
86,306
# Students in 12th Grade:
224
92,939
# Ungraded Students:
-
433

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,411 is higher than the state median of $11,274. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,439 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$35 MM
$12,837 MM
This chart display total revenue of Apache Junction Unified District (4443)  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$29 MM
$12,727 MM
This chart display total spending of Apache Junction Unified District (4443)  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,411
$11,274
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Apache Junction Unified District (4443)  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,439
$11,177
This chart display average spending per public school student in Apache Junction Unified District (4443)  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Peralta Trail Elementary School
Math: 17% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
10965 E Peralta Rd
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
(480) 677-7540
Grades: K-6
| 366 students
Rank: #22.
Desert Vista Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3701 E Broadway Ave
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
(480) 677-7510
Grades: PK-6
| 598 students
Rank: #33.
Cactus Canyon Junior High School
Math: 14% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
801 W Southern Ave
Apache Junction, AZ 85120
(480) 982-1110
Grades: 7-8
| 547 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Apache Junction High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2525 S Ironwood Dr
Apache Junction, AZ 85120
(480) 982-1110
Grades: 9-12
| 995 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Four Peaks Elementary School
Math: 12% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1755 N Idaho Rd
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
(480) 982-1110
Grades: PK-6
| 566 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District?
Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District manages 5 public schools serving 3,072 students.
What is the rank of Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District?
Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District is ranked #470 out of 602 school districts in Arizona (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Arizona school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District?
54% of Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District students are White, 39% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District?
Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District has a student/teacher ratio of 19:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 18:1.
What is Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $9,439 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has declined by 9% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,072 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-84% (Top 50% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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