37611 N Pecan Crk
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
J. O. Combs Middle School serves 674 students in grades Kindergarten-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.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 674 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

J. O. Combs Middle School's student population of 674 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
674 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
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 0.60, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State 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 Ratio
25:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
37%
46%
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Black
4%
6%
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White
52%
36%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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 (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 674 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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