J. O. Combs Middle School

37611 N. Pecan Creek Drive
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3.00 (4 reviews)
J. O. Combs Middle School serves 728 students in grades 7-8.
J. O. Combs Middle 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

J. O. Combs Middle School's student population of 728 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students728 students
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Total Classroom Teachers (17-18)27 teachers
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School Rankings

J. O. Combs Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 J. O. Combs Middle School is 0.56, 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
#1454 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ration/a18:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
32%
45%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
58%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.560.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJ O Combs Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to J. O. Combs Middle School is Cavit - Poston Butte High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Poston Butte High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Combs Traditional Academy (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Coolidge Cavit - Poston Butte High School Vocational School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12
    0.0 miles
    32375 North Gantzel Road
    Coolidge, AZ 85228
    (520) 423-1944
    0 9-12 n/a
  • Florence Poston Butte High School Math: 30% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 1,365 student
    0.0 miles
    32375 North Gantzel Road
    Florence, AZ 85132
    (480) 474-6100
    0 7-12 1,365
  • San Tan Valley Combs Traditional Academy Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-6 | 266 students
    0.1 miles
    37327 N Gantzel Rd
    San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
    (480) 987-5320
    0.1 K-6 266
  • Queen Creek Ellsworth Elementary School Math: 30% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 641 students
    0.8 miles
    38454 N. Carolina Ave
    Queen Creek, AZ 85240
    (480) 882-3520
    0.8 PK-6 641
  • Florence Circle Cross K8 Stem Academy Math: 35% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 759 students
    1.1 miles
    35900 N. Charbray Drive
    Florence, AZ 85132
    (480) 987-7600
    1.1 K-8 759

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
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.
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1  
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.
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1  
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!!!
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5  
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
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