Mesquite Junior High School

130 W. Mesquite St.
Gilbert, AZ 85233
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Mesquite Junior High School serves 980 students in grades 6-8.
Mesquite Junior High 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Mesquite Junior High School's student population of 980 students has grown by 47% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 38% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students980 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Rankings

Mesquite Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Mesquite Junior High School is 0.62, 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 Testing Rank
#1380 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
38%
45%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
49%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.620.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGilbert Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mesquite Junior High School is Evit - Gilbert High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gilbert Global Academy Junior High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gilbert Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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