Explorer Middle School

22401 North 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Explorer Middle School serves 848 students in grades 5-8.
Explorer 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Explorer Middle School's student population of 848 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students848 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Rankings

Explorer Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Explorer Middle School is 0.38, 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 Testing Rank
#330 out of 2120 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:118:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
45%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
78%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.380.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameParadise Valley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Explorer Middle School is Pinnacle High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Desert Trails Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Phoenix Desert Trails Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-7 | 576 students
    0.4 miles
    4315 East Cashman Dr.
    Phoenix, AZ 85050
    (602) 449-4100
    0.4 PK-7 576
  • Phoenix Wildfire Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 692 students
    0.4 miles
    3997 E. Lockwood Drive
    Phoenix, AZ 85050
    (602) 449-2000
    0.4 PK-6 692
  • Phoenix Fireside Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-6 | 805 students
    1.0 miles
    3725 E. Love Cactus Drive
    Phoenix, AZ 85050
    (602) 449-4700
    1 PK-6 805
  • Phoenix Pinnacle High School Math: 69% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 7-12 | 2,647 students
    1.3 miles
    3535 E. Mayo Blvd
    Phoenix, AZ 85050
    (602) 449-4005
    1.3 7-12 2,647
  • Phoenix West-mec - Pinnacle High School Vocational School
    Math: 58% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12
    1.3 miles
    3535 E. Mayo Blvd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85050
    (623) 873-1860
    1.3 9-12 n/a

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