3333 W Banff
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Desert Foothills Middle School serves 672 students in grades 7-8.
Desert Foothills Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Desert Foothills Middle School's student population of 672 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 41% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
672 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Foothills Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Foothills Middle School is 0.64, 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 Data
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State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1430 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
18:1
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American Indian
4%
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
43%
45%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
42%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 672 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64 (Top 20%)

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