Whispering Wind Academy

  • Whispering Wind Academy serves 551 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Whispering Wind Academy's student population of 551 students has declined by 13% 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 Comparison

  • Whispering Wind Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,897 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whispering Wind Academy is 0.60, 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 School Rank (16-17)#719 out of 1897 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
26%
45%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
57%
38%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score0.600.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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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

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