Esperero Canyon Middle School

  • Esperero Canyon Middle School serves 649 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (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 62% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Esperero Canyon Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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Esperero Canyon Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

  • Esperero Canyon Middle School's student population of 649 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students649 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Esperero Canyon Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,897 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Esperero Canyon Middle School is 0.57, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#292 out of 1897 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
28%
45%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
59%
38%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score0.570.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCatalina Foothills Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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The academic programs are very advanced but the teachers let us take it by our own pace. Music, Art and sports are actually an encore class (sports is PE). And we compete with other schools and we have Honor Roll. The rooms are nice and big to hold a large class, we have the MPR (the multi purpose room), the student commons (like a lunch room), an Art room, a Band room, and a music room. Also the parents are highly involved and some host school events and love to drop thier kids off because it is a safe and possitive school. I do reconmend it greatly.
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