449 E Southern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
South Mountain Preparatory Academy serves 57 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
South Mountain Preparatory Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 57 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

South Mountain Preparatory Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

South Mountain Preparatory Academy's student population of 57 students has grown by 96% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-3
Total Students
57 students
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School Rankings

South Mountain Preparatory Academy is ranked within the top 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 South Mountain Preparatory Academy is 0.58, 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
#735 out of 2120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
<50%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
<50%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
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17:1
American Indian
n/a
5%
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
58%
46%
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Black
28%
6%
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White
5%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch (19-20)
59%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
51%
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 is South Mountain Preparatory Academy's ranking?

South Mountain Preparatory Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%).

What schools are South Mountain Preparatory Academy often compared to?

South Mountain Preparatory Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Vista Del Sur Accelerated, Sonoran Sky Elementary School by visitors of our site.

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

<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).

How many students attend South Mountain Preparatory Academy?

57 students attend South Mountain Preparatory Academy.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

58% of South Mountain Preparatory Academy students are Hispanic, 28% of students are Black, 9% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are White.

What grades does South Mountain Preparatory Academy offer ?

South Mountain Preparatory Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-3

What school district is South Mountain Preparatory Academy part of?

South Mountain Preparatory Academy is part of Kaizen Education Foundation DBA Advance U School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 57 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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