7250 W Lower Buckeye Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85043
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Santa Maria Middle School serves 237 students in grades 6-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (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 27% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 237 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 7:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Santa Maria Middle School's student population of 237 students has declined by 68% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
237 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Santa Maria Middle 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 Santa Maria Middle School is 0.34, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1660 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
17:1
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American Indian
2%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
81%
46%
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Black
8%
6%
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White
6%
36%
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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
0.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

26% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% AZ state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AZ state average).

How many students attend Santa Maria Middle School?

237 students attend Santa Maria Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

81% of Santa Maria Middle School students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Black, 6% 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 Santa Maria Middle School?

Santa Maria Middle School has a student ration of 7:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.

What grades does Santa Maria Middle School offer ?

Santa Maria Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 237 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 7:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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