James W. Rice Elementary School

4530 W Campbell Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85031
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 737 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, James W. Rice Elementary 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 11% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 737 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

James W. Rice Elementary School's student population of 737 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
737 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

James W. Rice Elementary 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 James W. Rice Elementary School is 0.14, 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)
#1727 out of 1956 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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11%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of James W. Rice Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
19%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of James W. Rice Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
6-9%
24%
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
5%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
93%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in James W. Rice Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
2%
6%
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White
1%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in James W. Rice Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Arizona.
0.14
This chart displays the diversity score of James W. Rice Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in James W. Rice Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
4%
9%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in James W. Rice Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is James W. Rice Elementary School's ranking?
James W. Rice Elementary School is ranked #1727 out of 1,956 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% AZ state average), while 19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AZ state average).
How many students attend James W. Rice Elementary School?
737 students attend James W. Rice Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of James W. Rice Elementary School students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of James W. Rice Elementary School?
James W. Rice Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does James W. Rice Elementary School offer ?
James W. Rice Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is James W. Rice Elementary School part of?
James W. Rice Elementary School is part of Alhambra Elementary District (4280) School District.
In what neighborhood is James W. Rice Elementary School located?
James W. Rice Elementary School is located in the Maryvale Village neighborhood of Phoenix, AZ. There are 65 other public schools located in Maryvale Village.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 737 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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