L. Thomas Heck Middle School

12448 West Bethany Home Road
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
L. Thomas Heck Middle School serves 657 students in grades 5-8.
L. Thomas Heck Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 657 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

L. Thomas Heck Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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School Overview

L. Thomas Heck Middle School's student population of 657 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
657 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

L. Thomas Heck Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of L. Thomas Heck Middle School is 0.65, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#842 out of 1854 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
17:1
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American Indian
2%
5%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
52%
47%
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Black
12%
6%
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White
26%
35%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
11%
9%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is L. Thomas Heck Middle School's ranking?
L. Thomas Heck Middle School is ranked #842 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are L. Thomas Heck Middle School often compared to?
L. Thomas Heck Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Wigwam Creek Middle School, Western Sky Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 40% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend L. Thomas Heck Middle School?
657 students attend L. Thomas Heck Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
52% of L. Thomas Heck Middle School students are Hispanic, 26% of students are White, 12% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of L. Thomas Heck Middle School?
L. Thomas Heck Middle School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does L. Thomas Heck Middle School offer ?
L. Thomas Heck Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8
What school district is L. Thomas Heck Middle School part of?
L. Thomas Heck Middle School is part of Litchfield Elementary District (4281) School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 657 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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