Mary Mcleod Bethune School

  • Mary Mcleod Bethune School serves 406 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Mary Mcleod Bethune 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

Mary Mcleod Bethune School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

  • Mary Mcleod Bethune School's student population of 406 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students406 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mary Mcleod Bethune School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mary Mcleod Bethune School is 0.33, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1533 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
81%
45%
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Black
12%
5%
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White
4%
38%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.330.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhoenix Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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