Western Sky Middle School

4095 N. 144th Ave.
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Western Sky Middle School serves 939 students in grades 5-8.
Western Sky Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (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 49% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 939 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Western Sky Middle School's student population of 939 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
939 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Western Sky Middle School is ranked within the top 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 Western Sky Middle School is 0.65, which is equal to 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
#587 out of 1854 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
38%
47%
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Black
6%
6%
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White
45%
35%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
6%
9%
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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 Western Sky Middle School's ranking?
Western Sky Middle School is ranked #587 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Western Sky Middle School often compared to?
Western Sky Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Wigwam Creek Middle School, L. Thomas Heck Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
37% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Western Sky Middle School?
939 students attend Western Sky Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
45% of Western Sky Middle School students are White, 38% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Black, 5% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Western Sky Middle School?
Western Sky Middle School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Western Sky Middle School offer ?
Western Sky Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8
What school district is Western Sky Middle School part of?
Western Sky Middle School is part of Litchfield Elementary District (4281) School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 939 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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