Southwest Alternative Middle School (Closed 2012)

6855 South Mark Rd
Tucson, AZ 85746
  • Southwest Alternative Middle School served 22 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was ≤20% (which was lower than the Arizona state average of 62%) for the 2010-11 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 40-59% (which was lower than the Arizona state average of 77%) for the 2010-11 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 was lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which was higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students22 students
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Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Southwest Alternative Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2011-2012 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (10-11)
≤20%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southwest Alternative Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arizona by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (10-11)
40-59%
77%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southwest Alternative Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:119:1
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American Indian
41%
6%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Southwest Alternative Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
41%
45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Southwest Alternative Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southwest Alternative Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
White
18%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southwest Alternative Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.640.65
This chart display the diversity score of Southwest Alternative Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southwest Alternative Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southwest Alternative Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTucson Unified School District
Source: 2011-2012 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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