Desert Sky Middle School

  • Desert Sky Middle School serves 758 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 69% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 63% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is equal to the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% 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 758 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students758 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Sky Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Sky Middle School is 0.61, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#212 out of 1,842 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
34%
45%
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Black
7%
5%
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White
52%
38%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Sky Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.610.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVail Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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