Whispering Wind Academy

15844 North 43rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Whispering Wind Academy serves 551 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Whispering Wind Academy 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

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 551 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students551 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Rankings

Whispering Wind Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Whispering Wind Academy is 0.61, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#715 out of 2120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:118:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
25%
45%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
57%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.610.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameParadise Valley 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 Whispering Wind Academy is Paradise Valley High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Arrowhead Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Phoenix Arrowhead Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 356 students
    0.8 miles
    3820 E Nisbet
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    (602) 449-2700
    0.8 PK-6 356
  • Phoenix Arizona Language Preparatory Charter School
    Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-6 | 77 students
    0.9 miles
    4645 E. Marilyn Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85063
    (602) 996-1595
    0.9 K-6 77
  • Phoenix Benchmark School Charter School
    Math: 76% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-6 | 405 students
    0.9 miles
    4120 E. Acoma Dr.
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    (602) 765-3582
    0.9 K-6 405
  • Phoenix Paradise Valley High School Math: 48% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 1,841 student
    0.9 miles
    3950 E Bell Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    (602) 449-7000
    0.9 7-12 1,841
  • Phoenix West-mec - Paradise Valley High School Vocational School
    Math: 68% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12
    0.9 miles
    3950 E. Bell Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    (623) 873-1860
    0.9 9-12 n/a

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