Whispering Wind Academy

15844 N 43rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
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Top 50%
Serving 547 students in grades Kindergarten-6, Whispering Wind Academy ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 547 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • : Top 50% in AZ
  • : 36% (Top 50%)
  • : 42% (Top 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Whispering Wind Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Whispering Wind Academy's student population of 547 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
547 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

Whispering Wind Academy ranks within the top 50% of all 1,956 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Whispering Wind Academy 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.
This School
State Level (AZ)
#778 out of 1956 schools
(Top 50%)
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36%
35%
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42%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Whispering Wind Academy 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 2021-22 school year data.
20-24%
24%
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
41%
47%
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Black
5%
6%
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White
43%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.65
This chart displays the diversity score of Whispering Wind Academy and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
8%
9%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Whispering Wind Academy's ranking?
Whispering Wind Academy is ranked #778 out of 1,956 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Whispering Wind Academy often compared to?
Whispering Wind Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Copper Canyon Elementary School, Desert Canyon Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
36% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% AZ state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AZ state average).
How many students attend Whispering Wind Academy?
547 students attend Whispering Wind Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
43% of Whispering Wind Academy students are White, 41% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Black, 4% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Whispering Wind Academy?
Whispering Wind Academy has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Whispering Wind Academy offer ?
Whispering Wind Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Whispering Wind Academy part of?
In what neighborhood is Whispering Wind Academy located?
Whispering Wind Academy is located in the Paradise Valley Village neighborhood of Phoenix, AZ. There are 41 other public schools located in Paradise Valley Village.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 547 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 36% (Top 50%)
  • : 42% (Top 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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