Desert Wind Middle School

35565 West Honeycutt Road
Maricopa, AZ 85239
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Desert Wind Middle School serves 437 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 24% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 61%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Desert Wind Middle School's student population of 437 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students437 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Wind Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,842 schools in Arizona (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Wind Middle School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1240 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
39%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:120:1
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American Indian
5%
5%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
31%
45%
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Black
14%
5%
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White
45%
39%
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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 Wind Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.680.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
11%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMaricopa Unified School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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