Shea Middle School

  • Shea Middle School serves 649 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (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 45% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Shea 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 top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Shea Middle School's student population of 649 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students649 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Shea 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 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Shea Middle School is 0.60, 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#1217 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
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American Indian
3%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
31%
45%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
55%
38%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Shea Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.600.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameParadise Valley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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  4.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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I got to shea middle school and I love it there is great students and the teachers are fantastic.
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Our grandson is attending Shea Middle School and enjoys it very much. However, he is having some trouble in math and won't ask for help. How can we get him some help that he needs to pass the class.
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