Ruth Powell Elementary School

1041 S 14th Ave
Safford, AZ 85546
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Ruth Powell Elementary School serves 546 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Ruth Powell Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 546 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ruth Powell Elementary School's student population of 546 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
546 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Ruth Powell Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Ruth Powell Elementary School is 0.54, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#602 out of 1854 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
17:1
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American Indian
2%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
55%
47%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
40%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
8%
9%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ruth Powell Elementary School's ranking?
Ruth Powell Elementary School is ranked #602 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Ruth Powell Elementary School often compared to?
Ruth Powell Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lafe Nelson School, Dorothy Stinson School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 46% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Ruth Powell Elementary School?
546 students attend Ruth Powell Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Ruth Powell Elementary School students are Hispanic, 40% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ruth Powell Elementary School?
Ruth Powell Elementary School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Ruth Powell Elementary School offer ?
Ruth Powell Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Ruth Powell Elementary School part of?
Ruth Powell Elementary School is part of Safford Unified District (4218) School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK
March 11, 2024 (Monday)
NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
LAST DAY OF RAD
May 02, 2024 (Thursday)
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - EARLY RELEASE
May 23, 2024 (Thursday)
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - FULL DAY
July 24, 2024 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 546 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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