Discovery School

7910 W Maryland Ave
Glendale, AZ 85303
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Discovery School serves 558 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Discovery 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 558 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Discovery School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Discovery School's student population of 558 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
558 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Discovery School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Discovery School is 0.49, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1334 out of 1854 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
70%
47%
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Black
9%
6%
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White
13%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
2%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Discovery School's ranking?
Discovery School is ranked #1334 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Discovery School often compared to?
Discovery Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Desert Mirage Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
12% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Discovery School?
558 students attend Discovery School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
70% of Discovery School students are Hispanic, 13% of students are White, 9% of students are Black, 4% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Discovery School?
Discovery School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Discovery School offer ?
Discovery School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Discovery School part of?

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break - No School
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
March 18-22 - Spring Break NO SCHOOL
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School - Early Release
May 23, 2024 (Thursday)
May 23 - Last Day of School/Early Release 11:45
May 23, 2024 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 558 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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