340 Blvd. Del Rey David
Nogales, AZ 85621
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Desert Shadows Middle School serves 784 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (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 38% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 784 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Desert Shadows Middle School's student population of 784 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
784 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Shadows 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 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1153 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
5%
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
98%
46%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
n/a
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.04
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Eligible for Free Lunch (19-20)
63%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
89%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 784 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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