Shepherd Junior High School
- Shepherd Junior High School's student population of 682 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
- The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades 4-8|
|Total Students||682 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||36 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Shepherd Junior High 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 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (AZ)|
|Overall School Rank||#1123 out of 2111 schools|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||19:1||19:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Mesa Unified School District|
Nearby Public Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Mesa Evit - Shepherd Junior High School Grades: 9
1407 North Alta Mesa Drive
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480)472-1800 0.0 9 n/a
- Gilbert Learning Foundation And Performing Arts Alta Mesa Grades: K-8 | 225 students
5761 E. Brown Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
(480)635-1900 0.2 K-8 225
- Mesa Mendoza Elementary School Grades: PK-6 | 491 students
5831 E. Mclellan Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480)472-2000 0.3 PK-6 491
- Mesa Bush Elementary School Grades: PK-6 | 543 students
4925 E Ingram
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480)472-8500 1.1 PK-6 543
- Mesa O'connor Elementary School Grades: PK-6 | 580 students
4840 E. Adobe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480)472-7850 1.3 PK-6 580
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - kuege
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - violi
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