Willis Junior High School

401 S. Mcqueen Road
Chandler, AZ 85225
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Willis Junior High School serves 871 students in grades 7-8.
Willis Junior High 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 31% (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 37% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Willis Junior High School's student population of 871 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students871 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

Willis Junior High 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 Willis Junior High School 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 Testing Rank
#1278 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
56%
45%
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Black
7%
5%
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White
30%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.600.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChandler Unified District #80 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Willis Junior High School is Basis Chandler (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Champion Chandler (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Scottsdale Champion Chandler Charter School
    Math: 29% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 510 students
    0.1 miles
    222 South Mcqueen Road
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    (480) 659-0044
    0.1 K-8 510
  • Chandler Frye Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 596 students
    0.4 miles
    801 E Frye Rd
    Chandler, AZ 85225
    (480) 812-7000
    0.4 PK-6 596
  • Chandler Rudy G Bologna Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 572 students
    0.6 miles
    1625 East Frye Road
    Chandler, AZ 85225
    (480) 812-7000
    0.6 PK-6 572
  • Chandler Basis Chandler Charter School
    Math: 95% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: 5-12 | 951 students
    1.0 miles
    4825 S. Arizona Ave
    Chandler, AZ 85248
    (480) 907-6072
    1 5-12 951
  • Chandler Basis Chandler Primary - North Campus Charter School
    Math: 87% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-4 | 577 students
    1.0 miles
    1800 E. Chandler Blvd.
    Chandler, AZ 85225
    (520) 219-6000
    1 K-4 577

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