Desert Canyon Middle School

  • Desert Canyon Middle School serves 532 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 62% (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 61% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Desert Canyon Middle School's student population of 532 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students532 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Canyon Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Canyon Middle School is 0.36, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#364 out of 1,842 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
11%
45%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
79%
38%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Canyon Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.360.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameScottsdale Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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