Desert Middle School

235 Bugas Street
Wamsutter, WY 82336
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 6 students in grades 7-8, Desert Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wyoming for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥50% (which is lower than the Wyoming state average of 51%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥50% (which is lower than the Wyoming state average of 56%).
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Wyoming state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is higher than the Wyoming state average of 23% (majority Hispanic and American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 6 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : ≥50% (Top 1% in WY)
  • : ≥50% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Desert Middle School's student population of 6 students has grown by 100% over five school years.
The teacher population of 1 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
6 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Desert Middle School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WY)
(16-17)
≥50%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Desert Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Wyoming by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
(16-17)
≥50%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desert Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wyoming by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
11:1
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American Indian
17%
3%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Desert Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Wyoming by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
17%
14%
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Black
n/a
1%
White
66%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.51
This chart display the diversity score of Desert Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Wyoming by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
22%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Desert Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Wyoming by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
50%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wyoming by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≥50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 51% WY state average), while ≥50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 56% WY state average).
How many students attend Desert Middle School?
6 students attend Desert Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Desert Middle School students are White, 17% of students are American Indian, and 17% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Desert Middle School?
Desert Middle School has a student ration of 6:1, which is lower than the Wyoming state average of 11:1.
What grades does Desert Middle School offer ?
Desert Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Desert Middle School part of?
Desert Middle School is part of Sweetwater County School District #1.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 6 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : ≥50% (Top 1%)
  • : ≥50% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WY Dept. of Education

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