Mesa Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 77 public schools serving 62,841 students in Mesa Unified 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 School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the Arizona public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Mesa Unified School District are Mesa Academy For Advanced Studies, Franklin Junior High School and Franklin At Brimhall Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Mesa Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arizona.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Mesa Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Mesa Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
78 Schools
2,386 Schools
# Students
62,841 Students
1,115,938 Students
# Teachers
3,209 Teachers
47,795 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
20:1

District Rank

Mesa Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 629 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 76% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#273 out of 640 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Mesa Unified   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mesa Unified   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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mesa Unified   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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
82%
78%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Mesa Unified   School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.62
0.65
# American Indian Students
2,612 Students
62,104 Students
% American Indian Students
4%
6%
# Asian Students
857 Students
31,981 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
27,648 Students
502,441 Students
% Hispanic Students
44%
45%
# Black Students
2,723 Students
59,274 Students
% Black Students
4%
5%
# White Students
27,103 Students
421,603 Students
% White Students
43%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
455 Students
4,015 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,443 Students
34,400 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,095
12,776
# Students in K Grade:
4,486
80,716
# Students in 1st Grade:
4,464
81,307
# Students in 2nd Grade:
4,552
82,040
# Students in 3rd Grade:
4,727
85,680
# Students in 4th Grade:
4,994
88,781
# Students in 5th Grade:
5,020
89,439
# Students in 6th Grade:
4,974
88,197
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,911
87,198
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,827
86,871
# Students in 9th Grade:
5,032
86,154
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,827
84,118
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,361
78,379
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,487
83,953
# Ungraded Students:
84
329

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $8,899 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,299. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,713 is less than the state median of $9,842. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$559 MM
$4 MM
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Spending
$548 MM
$3 MM
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Revenue / Student
$8,899
$10,299
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Mesa Unified   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$8,713
$9,842
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Best Mesa Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mesa Academy For Advanced Studies
Math: 96% | Reading: 98%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6919 E. Brown Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 308-7400
Grades: 4-9
| 438 students
Rank: #22.
Franklin Junior High School
Math: 89% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4949 E. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 472-2600
Grades: 7-9
| 272 students
Rank: #33.
Franklin At Brimhall Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4949 E. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 472-2600
Grades: PK-6
| 885 students
Rank: #44.
Las Sendas Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3120 N Red Mountain Road
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 472-8750
Grades: K-6
| 809 students
Rank: #55.
Franklin East Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1753 East 8th Ave
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 472-6500
Grades: K-6
| 738 students
Rank: #66.
Macarthur Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
1435 E. Mclellan Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85203
(480) 472-7800
Grades: K-6
| 574 students
Rank: #77.
Hermosa Vista Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2626 N 24th Street
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-7550
Grades: PK-6
| 741 students
Rank: #88.
Franklin At Alma Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1313 W. Medina Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 472-3900
Grades: K-8
| 344 students
Rank: #99.
Ishikawa Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2635 N. 32nd St.
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-7700
Grades: PK-6
| 853 students
Rank: #1010.
Franklin West Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
236 S. Sirrine Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 470-5400
Grades: K-6
| 551 students
Rank: #1111.
Hale Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1425 N 23rd Street
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-7400
Grades: K-6
| 524 students
Rank: #1212.
Red Mountain High School
Math: 74% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7301 E. Brown Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 472-8000
Grades: 9-12
| 3,376 students
Rank: #1313.
Summit Academy
Math: 64% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
1560 W Summit Place
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 472-3500
Grades: K-8
| 1,086 students
Rank: #1414.
Mountain View High School
Math: 69% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
2700 E. Brown Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-6900
Grades: 9-12
| 3,256 students
Rank: #1515.
Zaharis Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9410 E. Mckellips Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 308-7200
Grades: K-6
| 879 students
Rank: #1616.
Red Mountain Ranch Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6650 E. Raftriver St.
Mesa, AZ 85215
(480) 472-7900
Grades: PK-6
| 554 students
Rank: #1717.
Johnson Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3807 E. Pueblo Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 472-6800
Grades: PK-6
| 580 students
Rank: #1818.
Entz Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4132 E. Adobe St.
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 472-7300
Grades: PK-6
| 717 students
Rank: #1919.
Bush Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4925 E Ingram
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 472-8500
Grades: PK-6
| 543 students
Rank: #2020.
Patterson Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
615 S. Cheshire
Mesa, AZ 85208
(480) 472-9700
Grades: K-6
| 642 students
Rank: #2121.
Stapley Junior High School
Math: 66% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3250 E. Hermosa Vista Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-2700
Grades: 7-9
| 971 students
Rank: #2222.
Brinton Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11455 E. Sunland Ave
Mesa, AZ 85208
(480) 472-4075
Grades: PK-6
| 543 students
Rank: #2323.
Pomeroy Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1507 W. Shawnee Dr.
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 472-3700
Grades: PK-6
| 655 students
Rank: #2424.
Highland Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3042 E. Adobe
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-7600
Grades: PK-6
| 793 students
Rank: #2525.
O'connor Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4840 E. Adobe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 472-7850
Grades: PK-6
| 580 students
Rank: #2626.
Wilson Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5619 E. Glade Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 472-9250
Grades: K-6
| 635 students
Rank: #2727.
Mendoza Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5831 E. Mclellan Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 472-2000
Grades: PK-6
| 491 students
Rank: #2828.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2260 W. Isabella Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 472-4100
Grades: K-6
| 455 students
Rank: #2929.
Fremont Junior High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1001 N. Power Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 472-8300
Grades: 7-8
| 999 students
Rank: #3030.
Sousa Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
616 N. Mountain Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 472-8900
Grades: PK-6
| 510 students
Rank: #3131.
Taft Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9800 E. Quarterline Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 472-9100
Grades: PK-6
| 482 students
Rank: #3232.
Madison Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
849 S. Sunnyvale
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 472-8800
Grades: PK-6
| 442 students
Rank: #3333.
Falcon Hill Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1645 N Sterling Street
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 472-8600
Grades: PK-6
| 522 students
Rank: #3434.
Dobson High School
Math: 52% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1501 W. Guadalupe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 472-3000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,364 students
Rank: #3535.
Crismon Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
825 W. Medina Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 472-4000
Grades: PK-6
| 608 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 62,841 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Top 50% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.62

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