Desert Wind Middle School

35565 West Honeycutt Road
Maricopa, AZ 85239
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Desert Wind Middle School serves 648 students in grades 6-8.
Desert Wind 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (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 33% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Desert Wind Middle School's student population of 648 students has grown by 48% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 114% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students648 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Desert Wind Middle School is ranked within the bottom 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 diversity score of Desert Wind Middle School is 0.71, which is more 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
#1484 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:119:1
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American Indian
4%
6%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
37%
45%
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Black
13%
5%
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White
37%
38%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.710.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMaricopa Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Desert Wind Middle School is Legacy Traditional School - Maricopa (3.7 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chandler Legacy Traditional School - Maricopa Charter School
    Math: 73% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-10 | 1,100 student
    3.7 miles
    17760 N. Regent Drive
    Chandler, AZ 85286
    (520) 413-9720
    3.7 K-10 1,100
  • Maricopa Saddleback Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 577 students
    3.7 miles
    18600 N. Porter Road
    Maricopa, AZ 85138
    (520) 568-6110
    3.7 PK-6 577
  • Mesa Sequoia Pathway Academy Charter School
    Math: 40% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 1,034 student
    3.7 miles
    19265 N. Porter Rd.
    Mesa, AZ 85204
    (480) 890-4002
    3.7 K-12 1,034
  • Gilbert Leading Edge Academy Maricopa Charter School
    Math: 49% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 668 students
    3.8 miles
    18700 N. Porter Road
    Gilbert, AZ 85234
    (480) 633-0414
    3.8 K-8 668
  • Maricopa Saddleback Preschool
    Grades: PK
    3.8 miles
    18600 N. Porter Rd.
    Maricopa, AZ 85138
    (520) 568-6110
    3.8 PK n/a

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