Wheeler Elementary School

1818 Avenida Del Sol
Tucson, AZ 85710
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Wheeler Elementary School serves 496 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Wheeler Elementary 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Wheeler Elementary School's student population of 496 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students496 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

Wheeler Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Wheeler Elementary 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1332 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
47%
45%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
36%
38%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.650.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTucson Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Wheeler Elementary School is Palo Verde High Magnet School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Irene Erickson Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tucson Palo Verde High Magnet School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 8-12 | 1,090 student
    0.5 miles
    1302 S. Avenida Vega
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    (520) 225-6060
    0.5 8-12 1,090
  • Tucson Canyon Rose Academy Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 224 students
    0.6 miles
    2401 S. Wilmot Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85741
    (520) 514-5112
    0.6 9-12 224
  • Tucson Irene Erickson Elementary School Math: 17% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 416 students
    1.0 miles
    6750 E. Stella Road
    Tucson, AZ 85730
    (520) 584-5000
    1 PK-5 416
  • Tucson Borman Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-8 | 495 students
    1.1 miles
    6630 Lightning Drive
    Tucson, AZ 85708
    (520) 584-4600
    1.1 PK-8 495
  • Tucson Dietz K-8 School Math: 13% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 481 students
    1.1 miles
    7575 E. Palma Street
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    (520) 731-4000
    1.1 PK-8 481

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