J. O. Combs Middle School

37611 N Pecan Crk
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 659 students in grades Kindergarten-8, J. O. Combs Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 659 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

J. O. Combs Middle School's student population of 659 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
659 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

J. O. Combs Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,956 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of J. O. Combs 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.
This School
State Level (AZ)
#1281 out of 1956 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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20%
35%
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28%
40%
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16%
24%
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
36%
47%
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Black
4%
6%
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White
55%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.57
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
11%
9%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is J. O. Combs Middle School's ranking?
J. O. Combs Middle School is ranked #1281 out of 1,956 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are J. O. Combs Middle School often compared to?
J. O. Combs Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Desert Ridge Jr. High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% AZ state average), while 28% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AZ state average).
How many students attend J. O. Combs Middle School?
659 students attend J. O. Combs Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of J. O. Combs Middle School students are White, 36% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of J. O. Combs Middle School?
J. O. Combs Middle School has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does J. O. Combs Middle School offer ?
J. O. Combs Middle School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is J. O. Combs Middle School part of?
J. O. Combs Middle School is part of J O Combs Unified School District (4445).

School Reviews

5   8/18/2020
Yes, the teachers quit a lot, but they all have their own reasons such as health issues or money problems. The staff is amazing and you can tell the teachers care. There is tutoring every day for a subject, and they do it for one subject twice a week. Everyone is kind. It is such an amazing school. The teachers apply to student emails almost immediately or at least the next day.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - I
1   3/25/2020
This is by far the worst school I have ever dealt with. The staff is constantly quitting, the school counselor is rude and unhelpful. If your child needs any form of help with a subject good luck getting that. The teachers rarely if at all respond to your emails. This school is all around awful. I would give this school zero stars if that was an option.
- Posted by Parent - Mel
1   6/30/2018
This school is HORRIBLE! If you don`t want your children to learn anything then send them there! The staff does not teach and doesn`t care about the children at all!!!
- Posted by Parent - Heather
5   4/21/2008
I think this is a good school district. The teachers are very helpful with the students and i can see my sons grades and education improving
- Posted by Parent - barry

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 659 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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