Maricopa Wells Middle School

  • Maricopa Wells Middle School serves 851 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Maricopa Wells 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Maricopa Wells Middle School's student population of 851 students has grown by 65% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 57% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students851 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Maricopa Wells Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,897 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Maricopa Wells Middle School is 0.72, which is more 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 School Rank (16-17)#1531 out of 1897 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:119:1
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American Indian
8%
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
38%
45%
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Black
15%
5%
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White
34%
38%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.720.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMaricopa Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Maricopa Cavit - Maricopa Unified Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.0 miles
    45012 W. Honeycutt Ave
    Maricopa, AZ 85239
    (520)568-5100
    0.0 9-12 n/a
  • Maricopa Maricopa Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 668 students
    0.0 miles
    18150 N. Alterra Pkwy.
    Maricopa, AZ 85139
    (520)568-5160
    0.0 PK-6 668
  • Maricopa Maricopa High School
    Grades: 6-12 | 2058 students
    0.0 miles
    45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.
    Maricopa, AZ 85139
    (520)568-8100
    0.0 6-12 2058
  • Maricopa Santa Cruz Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 403 students
    0.0 miles
    19845 N. Costa Del Sol Rd.
    Maricopa, AZ 85138
    (520)568-5170
    0.0 PK-6 403
  • Maricopa Camino Montessori Charter School
    Grades: K-6 | 86 students
    0.4 miles
    44301 West Maricopa/casa Grand
    Maricopa, AZ 85138
    (520)868-6145
    0.4 K-6 86

School Reviews

  3.83 out of 5  (6 reviews)
3  
Most of the students and teachers I've had throughout my life in Maricopa wells are bad, not friendly and mostly bullies. When I study there I got bully easily. Most of the students start fights. Their education always is low because the students are not good at their academics. The teachers I had there are horrible there not evenly very nice to me. When I got bullied they didn't do anything to suspend them, they would get always from them. The teacher treated me very badly and very mean.
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5  
This is the best school I have went to so far.Teachers are so nice.
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5  
This school is so nice .everyone is so nice
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4  
I love the school! I am a student in 8th grade. I have been at maricopa wells for three years now. The only problem I have with it is that during lunch people love to cut you in line, and blast inapropriate music, and the schedule which changed from the years in the past. Other wise it's an amazing school. And if your child has anxiety about school put the child in 20+1. I have been in 20+1 since 6th grade. It helps a lot with anxiety. 20+1 is my home away from home. My family. I trust them, and we work together. It helps with the stress of school
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1  
Terrible school. Fights every day and students that are allowed to get away with bullying, disrespecting, and fighting. Classroom environments are chaotic which has takes away from those who WANT to learn. My daughter has anxiety every day at this school. Can't wait to take her out. Teachers do not communicate or answer emails (their preferred way to communicate)
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5  
I really like this school ! Ive been here for three years and have always enjoyed it. From our dances to our classes, its overall a fun school. Being that it is an outdoor campus it gives us a certain feel of freedom which is something all schools should have. And if a student is getting bad grades you cant blame it on the school , its all in then studnent . You cant help a studnet that doesnt want help right?Ultimately loooove this school. Come check it out :)
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