Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy

4315 N Maryvale Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85031
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 677 students in grades 6-8, Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy 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 13% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 677 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy's student population of 677 students has declined by 45% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 31% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
677 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy 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 Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy is 0.20, 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)
#1425 out of 1956 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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13%
35%
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27%
40%
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12%
24%
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
89%
47%
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Black
7%
6%
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White
3%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.20
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
4%
7%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy's ranking?
Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy is ranked #1425 out of 1,956 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy often compared to?
Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Wigwam Creek Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% AZ state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AZ state average).
How many students attend Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy?
677 students attend Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
89% of Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 3% of students are White, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy?
Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy has a student ration of 17:1, which is equal to the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy offer ?
Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy part of?
Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy is part of Cartwright Elementary District (4282) School District.
In what neighborhood is Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy located?
Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy 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: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 677 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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