Mesa Unified District (4235) School District

63 E Main St Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85201-7422
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Mesa Unified District (4235) 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 78 public schools serving 58,859 students in Mesa Unified District (4235) School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Mesa Unified District (4235) School District have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the Arizona public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 60% 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
78 Schools
2,474 Schools
# Students
58,859 Students
1,138,681 Students
# Teachers
3,380 Teachers
50,915 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Mesa Unified District (4235) School District, which is ranked within the top 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 77% has decreased from 79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#253 out of 610 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Mesa Unified District (4235)  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mesa Unified District (4235)  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)
37%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mesa Unified District (4235)  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
77%
76%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Mesa Unified District (4235)  School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.63
0.65
# American Indian Students
2,534 Students
55,502 Students
% American Indian Students
4%
5%
# Asian Students
642 Students
34,069 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
27,062 Students
531,904 Students
% Hispanic Students
46%
47%
# Black Students
2,803 Students
63,785 Students
% Black Students
5%
6%
# White Students
23,316 Students
404,765 Students
% White Students
40%
35%
# Hawaiian Students
455 Students
4,238 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,047 Students
44,324 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,412
16,629
# Students in K Grade:
4,001
80,037
# Students in 1st Grade:
4,068
79,753
# Students in 2nd Grade:
4,101
82,851
# Students in 3rd Grade:
4,173
82,816
# Students in 4th Grade:
4,233
82,687
# Students in 5th Grade:
4,220
83,739
# Students in 6th Grade:
4,336
84,560
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,630
88,467
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,836
92,012
# Students in 9th Grade:
6,411
94,964
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,681
90,488
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,944
86,306
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,742
92,939
# Ungraded Students:
71
433

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,976 is higher than the state median of $11,274. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,576 is higher than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$705 MM
$12,837 MM
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Spending
$681 MM
$12,727 MM
This chart display total spending of Mesa Unified District (4235)  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
$11,976
$11,274
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Spending / Student
$11,576
$11,177
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Best Mesa Unified District (4235) School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mesa For Advanced Studies
Math: 84% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6919 E Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 308-7400
Grades: 4-9
| 367 students
Rank: #22.
Franklin At Brimhall Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4949 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 472-2600
Grades: PK-6
| 759 students
Rank: #33.
Franklin Junior High School
Math: 75% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4949 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 472-8990
Grades: 7-8
| 272 students
Rank: #44.
Las Sendas Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3120 N Red Mtn
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 472-8725
Grades: PK-6
| 738 students
Rank: #55.
Macarthur Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1435 E Mclellan Rd
Mesa, AZ 85203
(480) 472-7800
Grades: PK-6
| 544 students
Rank: #66.
Franklin East Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1753 E 8th Ave
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 472-6500
Grades: PK-6
| 607 students
Rank: #77.
Franklin At Alma Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1313 W. Medina Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 472-3900
Grades: PK-8
| 338 students
Rank: #88.
Hermosa Vista Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2626 N 24th St
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-7551
Grades: PK-6
| 648 students
Rank: #99.
Hale Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1425 N 23rd St
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-7400
Grades: PK-6
| 466 students
Rank: #1010.
Zaharis Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9410 E Mckellips Rd
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 308-7200
Grades: PK-6
| 786 students
Rank: #1111.
Bush Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4925 E Ingram St
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 472-8500
Grades: PK-6
| 526 students
Rank: #1212.
Franklin West Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
236 S Sirrine
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 472-5400
Grades: PK-6
| 451 students
Rank: #1313.
Ishikawa Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2635 N 32nd St
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-7688
Grades: PK-6
| 784 students
Rank: #1414.
Stapley Junior High School
Math: 58% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3250 E Hermosa Vista Dr
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-2700
Grades: 7-8
| 954 students
Rank: #1515.
Patterson Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
615 S Cheshire
Mesa, AZ 85208
(480) 472-9700
Grades: PK-6
| 704 students
Rank: #1616.
Entz Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4132 E Adobe St
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 472-7200
Grades: PK-6
| 578 students
Rank: #1717.
Highland Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3042 E Adobe St
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-7600
Grades: PK-6
| 720 students
Rank: #1818.
East Valley Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
855 W 8th Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 472-9350
Grades: 9-12
| 257 students
Rank: #1919.
Mendoza Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5831 E Mclellan Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 472-2000
Grades: PK-6
| 437 students
Rank: #2020.
Summit Academy
Math: 43% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1560 W Summit Pl
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 472-3500
Grades: PK-8
| 1,221 students
Rank: #2121.
Red Mountain Ranch Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6650 E Raftriver St
Mesa, AZ 85215
(480) 472-7900
Grades: PK-6
| 453 students
Rank: #2222.
Red Mountain High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7301 E Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 472-8000
Grades: 9-12
| 3,391 students
Rank: #2323.
Pomeroy Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1507 W Shawnee Dr
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 472-3700
Grades: PK-6
| 570 students
Rank: #2424.
Brinton Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11455 E Sunland Ave
Mesa, AZ 85208
(480) 472-4075
Grades: PK-6
| 446 students
Rank: #2525.
Johnson Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3807 E Pueblo Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 427-6800
Grades: PK-6
| 596 students
Rank: #2626.
Mesa Distance Learning Program
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1025 N Country Club Dr
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 472-7285
Grades: K-12
| 220 students
Rank: #2727.
Fremont Junior High School
Math: 39% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1001 N Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 472-8300
Grades: 7-8
| 1,012 students
Rank: #2828.
Mountain View High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2700 E Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-6900
Grades: 9-12
| 3,388 students
Rank: #2929.
Falcon Hill Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1645 N Sterling
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 472-8600
Grades: PK-6
| 503 students
Rank: #3030.
Porter Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1350 S Lindsay Rd
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 472-6700
Grades: PK-6
| 468 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
120 S Jefferson Ave
Mesa, AZ 85208
(480) 472-8703
Grades: PK-6
| 498 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Taft Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9800 E Quarterline Rd
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 472-9100
Grades: PK-6
| 516 students
Rank: #3333.
Shepherd Junior High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1407 N Alta Mesa Dr
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 472-1800
Grades: 4-8
| 632 students
Rank: #3434.
Madison Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
849 S Sunnyvale
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 472-8800
Grades: PK-6
| 403 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Crismon Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
825 W Medina Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 472-4000
Grades: PK-6
| 422 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Mesa Unified District (4235) School District?
Mesa Unified District (4235) School District manages 78 public schools serving 58,859 students.
What is the rank of Mesa Unified District (4235) School District?
Mesa Unified District (4235) School District is ranked #274 out of 602 school districts in Arizona (top 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 Mesa Unified District (4235) School District?
46% of Mesa Unified District (4235) School District students are Hispanic, 40% of students are White, 5% of students are Black, 4% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Mesa Unified District (4235) School District?
Mesa Unified District (4235) School District has a student/teacher ratio of 17:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 18:1.
What is Mesa Unified District (4235) School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $11,576 is higher than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 78 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 58,859 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 77% (Top 50% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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