PROFICIENCY 35% 3% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
30%Nogales Unified District
34%Nogales
36%Arizona

Desert Shadows Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Nogales Unified District" in Nogales, AZ. There are a total of 691 students and 30 teachers at Desert Shadows Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 0 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Desert Shadows Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 34.5%, which is 3% lower than the Arizona average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students691
Teachers30
Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch0
Reduced lunch0

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Desert Shadows Middle School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All38%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
640-44%
730-34%
835-39%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All31%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
635-39%
725-29%
830-34%
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

Desert Shadows Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictArizonaNational
White 0.9% 1.0% 40.8% 51.1%
Black 0.5% 0.2% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 0.5% 0.3% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 97.5% 98.3% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.1% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.0% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.3% 0.1% 2.2% 3.1%

Nogales demographics profile

StatisticNogalesArizonaNational
Population20,3557,278,717328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)9786591
Median age32.737.137.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%53%55%
Speak English12%73%79%
Speak Spanish88%20%13%

Education level achieved in Nogales

IndexNogalesArizonaNational
Completed 8th grade62.2%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school58.9%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college35.3%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree18.7%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.3%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.4%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Desert Shadows Middle School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.