Desert Shadows Middle School serves 722 students in grades 6-8.
Desert Shadows 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 722 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AZ
- Math Proficiency: 14% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 25% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education
Desert Shadows Middle School's student population of 722 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Desert Shadows Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Shadows Middle School is 0.04, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1256 out of 1854 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Desert Shadows Middle School's ranking?
Desert Shadows Middle School is ranked #1256 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 25% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Desert Shadows Middle School?
722 students attend Desert Shadows Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
98% of Desert Shadows Middle School students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Desert Shadows Middle School?
Desert Shadows Middle School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Desert Shadows Middle School offer ?
Desert Shadows Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Desert Shadows Middle School part of?
Desert Shadows Middle School is part of Nogales Unified District (4457) School District.
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