Utterback Middle School

3233 S Pinal Vis
Tucson, AZ 85713
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Utterback Middle School serves 238 students in grades 6-8.
Utterback 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 238 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Utterback Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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School Overview

Utterback Middle School's student population of 238 students has declined by 34% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
238 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Utterback Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Utterback Middle School is 0.37, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1647 out of 1854 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
17:1
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American Indian
5%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
79%
47%
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Black
8%
6%
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White
6%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
2%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Utterback Middle School's ranking?
Utterback Middle School is ranked #1647 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Utterback Middle School?
238 students attend Utterback Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
79% of Utterback Middle School students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Black, 6% of students are White, 5% of students are American Indian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Utterback Middle School?
Utterback Middle School has a student ration of 8:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Utterback Middle School offer ?
Utterback Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Utterback Middle School part of?
Utterback Middle School is part of Tucson Unified District (4403) School District.

School Reviews

4   9/9/2017
Utterback has seen real improvement in the last year. I understand they have a full compliment of teachers now which is impressive in a district that has trouble filling all of the teacher positions. My kids got involved with the drama program and performed in front of a live audience in a very nice theater. I've been really impressed with the results both in academics, behavior, and their arts programs.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Getting Impressed
2   10/26/2016
My daughter has changed so much because of this school horrible attitude thinks she can talk anyway very disrespectful, I was not sure it was the school until I sent my 6th grader there this year and he said to me mom this school is horrible kids are out of control he begged me to change schools, and now 2 months later I'm taking both my children out of Utterback for I should of listened to my son from the beginning This School is Horrible!
- Posted by Parent - Lucin

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 238 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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