Desert Sands Middle School

6308 W Campbell Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85033
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Desert Sands Middle School serves 1,056 students in grades 6-8.
Desert Sands 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Desert Sands Middle School's student population of 1,056 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,056 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

Desert Sands Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Sands Middle School is 0.24, 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
#1809 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
87%
45%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
4%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.240.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCartwright Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Desert Sands Middle School is Westland School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Great Hearts Academies - Maryvale Prep (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holiday Park School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Phoenix Holiday Park School Math: 23% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 650 students
    0.4 miles
    4417 N. 66th Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85033
    (623) 691-4500
    0.4 K-5 650
  • Phoenix Great Hearts Academies - Maryvale Prep Charter School
    Math: 42% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 486 students
    0.5 miles
    6301 W. Indian School Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (602) 438-7045
    0.5 K-8 486
  • Phoenix Westland School Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 252 students
    0.5 miles
    4141 N. 67th Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85033
    (623) 247-6456
    0.5 K-12 252
  • Phoenix Academy Of Math And Science Camelback Charter School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 807 students
    0.6 miles
    6633 W. Camelback Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85033
    (623) 295-9069
    0.6 K-8 807
  • Phoenix Western School Of Science And Technology Charter School
    Math: 26% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 527 students
    0.6 miles
    6515 W. Indian School Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85033
    (623) 249-3900
    0.6 7-12 527

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