Somerton Middle School

  • Somerton Middle School serves 993 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 32% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Somerton Middle School's student population of 993 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students993 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Somerton Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Somerton Middle School is 0.10, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1389 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:119:1
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American Indian
3%
6%
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Hispanic
95%
45%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
2%
38%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Somerton Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.100.65
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Somerton Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSomerton Elementary School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
2  
The teachers work hard, and are treated like students by the admin. If you are thinking about coming to this district from another state, don't.
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5  
I am impressed by the positive climate that was created for my son and daughter when they attended Somerton Middle School as 6th, 7th and 8th graders. I became involved with the school as a parent and was able to see how much time the teachers and principal spend to get to know my kids. Not only did they care about them academically but also as a productive member of the school. I felt welcome at the school. A safe, friendly environment was seen towards students, parents, and staff. There was a lot of support in the school. Not only does SMS have daily tutoring but also has extra curricular activities for students through the 21st Century Program and sports.
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I don't recomend this school because teachers don't seem to care about students at all and they don't watch over students on what goes on witht teenagers.My daughter went to this school and all she learned was how to hang around with the wrong people and get bad grades.
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