Desert Shadows Middle School

5858 E Sweetwater
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Desert Shadows Middle School serves 937 students in grades 5-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Desert Shadows Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Desert Shadows Middle School's student population of 937 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students937 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

Desert Shadows Middle School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Shadows Middle School is 0.36, 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
#349 out of 2111 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
45%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
79%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.360.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameParadise Valley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Desert Shadows Middle School is Horizon High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sage Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Desert Shadows Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
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