Santa Maria Middle School

  • Santa Maria Middle School serves 765 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (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.
  • Santa Maria 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher 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%.

School Overview

  • Santa Maria Middle School's student population of 765 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students765 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Santa Maria Middle 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 22:1 has increased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Santa Maria Middle School is 0.38, 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#1512 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:119:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
78%
45%
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Black
11%
5%
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White
8%
38%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.380.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFowler Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Santa Maria Middle School is Hope High School (0.5 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Kings Ridge School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Phoenix Hope High School Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 229 students
    0.5 miles
    7620 W. Lower Buckeye Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85043
    (623)772-8013
    0.5 9-12 229
  • Phoenix Kings Ridge School
    Grades: 5-8 | 380 students
    1.2 miles
    3650 S. 64th Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85042
    (602)477-8960
    1.2 5-8 380
  • Phoenix South Ridge High School Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 396 students
    1.2 miles
    1122 S. 67th Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85043
    (602)953-2933
    1.2 9-12 396
  • Phoenix Sun Canyon School
    Grades: PK-5 | 675 students
    1.2 miles
    8150 W. Durango
    Phoenix, AZ 85043
    (623)707-2000
    1.2 PK-5 675
  • Phoenix Tuscano Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 674 students
    1.2 miles
    3850 S 79th Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85043
    (623)707-2300
    1.2 PK-5 674

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