Explorer Middle School

22401 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Explorer Middle School serves 713 students in grades 7-8.
Explorer Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (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 53% (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 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 713 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Explorer Middle School's student population of 713 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
713 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Explorer Middle School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Explorer Middle School is 0.42, 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
#259 out of 1854 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
5%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
47%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
75%
35%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
9%
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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 Explorer Middle School's ranking?
Explorer Middle School is ranked #259 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Explorer Middle School often compared to?
Explorer Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Sunrise Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
57% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 53% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Explorer Middle School?
713 students attend Explorer Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
75% of Explorer Middle School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Explorer Middle School?
Explorer Middle School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Explorer Middle School offer ?
Explorer Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Explorer Middle School part of?

School Reviews

4   1/19/2022
great school.
- Posted by Teacher - mrs stondono

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 713 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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