Desert Sky Middle School

  • Desert Sky Middle School serves 618 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (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 42% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Desert Sky Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Desert Sky Middle School's student population of 618 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students618 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Sky Middle School is ranked within the top 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Sky Middle School is 0.59, 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 School Rank#972 out of 2111 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
30%
45%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
57%
38%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.590.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDeer Valley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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If your child has high functioning autism or Aspergers, this is not the school for you. Although some teacher is wonderful, most just don't get it and the school isn't planning on training the teachers any time soon on how to be more accepting of people who think outside of the box. My child spent more time outside of his math class than he did in it because he didn't sit the way they wanted him to or he wanted his water bottle on his desk or he had a tone all things built into his 504 but were used as ways to deprive our autistic child of an education.
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