Desert Canyon Middle School

10203 E. Mcdowell Mtn. Ranch R
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Desert Canyon Middle School serves 541 students in grades 6-8.
Desert Canyon 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Desert Canyon Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Desert Canyon Middle School's student population of 541 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students541 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Canyon Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Canyon Middle School is 0.43, 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 Testing Rank
#308 out of 2120 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
45%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
74%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.430.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameScottsdale Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Desert Canyon Middle School is Great Hearts Academies - Archway Scottsdale (3.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Cheyenne Traditional School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Desert Canyon Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Scottsdale Desert Canyon Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 462 students
    0.0 miles
    10203 E Mcdowell Mountain Ranc
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    (480) 484-6100
    0 PK-5 462
  • Scottsdale Cheyenne Traditional School Math: 81% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-8 | 928 students
    1.3 miles
    13636 North 100th Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    (480) 484-6100
    1.3 PK-8 928
  • Scottsdale Redfield Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-6 | 450 students
    1.6 miles
    9181 E. Redfield Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    (480) 484-6100
    1.6 PK-6 450
  • Scottsdale Copper Ridge School Math: 65% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-8 | 874 students
    2.2 miles
    10101 E. Thompson Peak Parkway
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    (480) 484-6100
    2.2 PK-8 874
  • Scottsdale Early Childhood Campus - Cholla
    Grades: PK-K
    3.0 miles
    11130 E. Cholla
    Scottsdale, AZ 85259
    (480) 484-7700
    3 PK-K n/a

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