Ocotillo School

3225 W Ocotillo Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Ocotillo School serves 724 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Ocotillo 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (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 31% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Ocotillo School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Ocotillo School's student population of 724 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students724 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Ocotillo 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 diversity score of Ocotillo School is 0.40, 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
#1527 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
3%
6%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
77%
45%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
8%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.400.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWashington Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ocotillo School is Kaizen Education Foundation Dba Maya High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Bennett Academy (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Phoenix Kaizen Education Foundation Dba Maya High School Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 428 students
    0.6 miles
    3660 West Glendale Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85051
    (602) 242-3442
    0.6 9-12 428
  • Phoenix Glenview College Preparatory High School Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 315 students
    0.7 miles
    3802 W. Maryland Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85020
    (602) 953-2933
    0.7 9-12 315
  • Phoenix Bennett Academy Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 179 students
    0.8 miles
    2930 West Bethany Home Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85017
    (602) 943-1317
    0.8 K-8 179
  • Phoenix All Aboard Charter School Charter School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 121 students
    0.9 miles
    5827 North 35th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85017
    (602) 433-0500
    0.9 K-5 121
  • Phoenix Catalina Ventura School Math: 34% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 1,133 student
    0.9 miles
    6331 W. 39th Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85019
    (602) 841-7445
    0.9 K-8 1,133

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