1011 North Somerton Ave.
Somerton, AZ 85350
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Somerton Middle School serves 716 students in grades 7-8.
Somerton 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 bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (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 29% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 716 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Somerton Middle School's student population of 716 students has declined by 27% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
716 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Somerton Middle 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 Somerton Middle School is 0.08, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1478 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
17:1
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American Indian
2%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
96%
46%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
2%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Eligible for Free Lunch (19-20)
74%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Somerton Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
100%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% AZ state average), while 29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AZ state average).

How many students attend Somerton Middle School?

716 students attend Somerton Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

96% of Somerton Middle School students are Hispanic, 2% of students are American Indian, and 2% of students are White.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Somerton Middle School?

Somerton Middle School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.

What grades does Somerton Middle School offer ?

Somerton Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8

School Reviews

5   5/19/2020
Amazing school 10/10 I do recommend.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Abi
2   5/17/2016
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.
- Posted by Teacher - mount
5   4/20/2010
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.
- Posted by Parent - yumaa
2   4/23/2008
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.
- Posted by Parent - rick5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 716 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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