Shepherd Junior High School

1407 N. Alta Mesa Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85205
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 (2 reviews)
Shepherd Junior High School serves 682 students in grades 4-8.
Shepherd Junior High 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 41% (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 37% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Shepherd Junior High School's student population of 682 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 4-8
Total Students682 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Rankings

Shepherd Junior High 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 Shepherd Junior High School is 0.49, 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
#1185 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
23%
45%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
68%
38%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.490.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMesa Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Shepherd Junior High School is Evit - Shepherd Junior High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Learning Foundation And Performing Arts Alta Mesa (0.2 miles away)
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I love going to Shepherd Jr. High. There's so many things to do and I actually learn something. The teachers are absolutely amazing and I would never want to transfer. Shepherd is amazing! Go band geeks, NAL Nerds, and etc.
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5  
Overall I would say the quality of the academics are good. There is a small range of level however; it is pretty much advanced or normal. You choose one path and stay on it for the rest of your three years at the school. Everyone has a chance to be on either a sport, involved in the performing arts, extra electives, or all three. There is not awide range of extra curriculars. Most students are either on a sport of performing art field. If neither than its probably student council or the school's National Junior Honor Society. Every year 9th graders are always awarded with awards in all academic subjects, sports, and music. Some 8th graders are also involved.I would let everyone know that this school is pretty well rounded except they are extremely strict! When I was a student landyards had to be worn at all times and consequences such as detention followed if you didn't have it with you. Security is tight and there is not much room to roam around the school. I have heard that every year the school gets more and more controlling.
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