Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254)

38201 W Indian School Rd
Tonopah, AZ 85354-7301
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254) ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 2,854 students in Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254). This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254) have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Arizona public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 27% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more 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
2,854 Students
1,138,681 Students
# Teachers
124 Teachers
50,915 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254), 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 95% has increased from 80-84% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#342 out of 610 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254), with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254) 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)
27%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254) 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
≥95%
76%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254) 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
24 Students
55,502 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
5%
# Asian Students
8 Students
34,069 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,616 Students
531,904 Students
% Hispanic Students
57%
47%
# Black Students
129 Students
63,785 Students
% Black Students
5%
6%
# White Students
1,002 Students
404,765 Students
% White Students
35%
35%
# Hawaiian Students
12 Students
4,238 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
63 Students
44,324 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
34
16,629
# Students in K Grade:
188
80,037
# Students in 1st Grade:
242
79,753
# Students in 2nd Grade:
212
82,851
# Students in 3rd Grade:
237
82,816
# Students in 4th Grade:
230
82,687
# Students in 5th Grade:
213
83,739
# Students in 6th Grade:
211
84,560
# Students in 7th Grade:
228
88,467
# Students in 8th Grade:
234
92,012
# Students in 9th Grade:
231
94,964
# Students in 10th Grade:
225
90,488
# Students in 11th Grade:
171
86,306
# Students in 12th Grade:
171
92,939
# Ungraded Students:
27
433

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,424 in this school district is less 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 $14,808 is higher than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has grown by 44% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$30 MM
$12,837 MM
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Spending
$42 MM
$12,727 MM
This chart display total spending of Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254) and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,424
$11,274
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254) 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
$14,808
$11,177
This chart display average spending per public school student in Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254) 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 Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254) Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Tartesso Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
29677 W Indianola Ave
Buckeye, AZ 85396
(623) 474-5400
Grades: K-5
| 855 students
Rank: #22.
Tonopah Valley High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
38201 W Indian School Rd
Tonopah, AZ 85354
(623) 474-5201
Grades: 8-12
| 801 students
Rank: #33.
Ruth Fisher Middle School
Math: 26% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
38201 W Indian School Rd
Tonopah, AZ 85354
(623) 474-5500
Grades: PK-12
| 726 students
Rank: #44.
Winters Well Elementary School
Math: 11% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
35220 W Buckeye Rd
Tonopah, AZ 85354
(623) 474-5115
Grades: K-5
| 472 students
Rank: n/an/a
38201 W Indian School Rd
Tonopah, AZ 85354
(623) 474-5110
Grades: K-12
| 0 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254)?
Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254) manages 5 public schools serving 2,854 students.
What is the rank of Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254)?
Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254) is ranked #350 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: Highest graduation rate (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254)?
57% of Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254) students are Hispanic, 35% of students are White, 5% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254)?
Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254) has a student/teacher ratio of 23:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 18:1.
What is Saddle Mountain Unified School District (4254)'s spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,808 is higher than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has grown by 44% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,854 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 1% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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