Shepherd Junior High School

  • Shepherd Junior High School serves 662 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 48% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 39% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Shepherd Junior High School's student population of 662 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students662 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Shepherd Junior High School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Shepherd Junior High School is 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#709 out of 1,842 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
21%
45%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
68%
38%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.490.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMesa Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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  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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