Cooley Middle School

  • Cooley Middle School serves 844 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Cooley Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

Cooley Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

  • Cooley Middle School's student population of 844 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students844 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cooley Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,897 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cooley Middle School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#279 out of 1897 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
21%
45%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
65%
38%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.530.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHigley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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