9850 E Rankin Loop
Tucson, AZ 85747
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Desert Sky Middle School serves 761 students in grades 6-8.
Desert Sky Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is higher 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.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 761 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Desert Sky Middle School's student population of 761 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
761 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Sky Middle School is ranked within the top 30% 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 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#492 out of 1854 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
45%
46%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
43%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Desert Sky Middle School often compared to?

Desert Sky Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Old Vail Middle School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

45% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).

How many students attend Desert Sky Middle School?

761 students attend Desert Sky Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

45% of Desert Sky Middle School students are Hispanic, 43% of students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Desert Sky Middle School?

Desert Sky Middle School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.

What grades does Desert Sky Middle School offer ?

Desert Sky Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

What school district is Desert Sky Middle School part of?

Desert Sky Middle School is part of Vail Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 761 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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