PROFICIENCY 15% 58% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
21%Cartwright Elementary District
33%Phoenix
36%Arizona

Desert Sands Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Cartwright Elementary District" in Phoenix, AZ. There are a total of 1,103 students and 48 teachers at Desert Sands 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 Sands Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 15.0%, which is 58% lower than the Arizona average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1103
Teachers48
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 Sands 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
All16%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
616%
718%
815%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All14%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
614%
714%
815%
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.

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Desert Sands Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictArizonaNational
Caucasian 4.9% 3.9% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 6.0% 4.1% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 0.6% 0.4% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 86.0% 89.4% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 2.0% 1.1% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.4% 0.8% 2.2% 3.1%

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Westland School22%0.7Phoenix, AZ
Crown Point High School35%0.8Phoenix, AZ
Pioneer Preparatory - A Challenge Foundation22%1.0Phoenix, AZ
Heatherbrae School27%1.0Phoenix, AZ
William C Jack School16%1.0Glendale, AZ
Maryvale High School25%1.1Phoenix, AZ
Sunset School47%1.1Phoenix, AZ
John F. Long28%1.1Phoenix, AZ
Don Mensendick School14%1.1Glendale, AZ

Phoenix demographics profile

StatisticPhoenixArizonaNational
Population1,555,3246,728,577318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,0055791
Median age33.337.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%53%55%
Speak English63%73%79%
Speak Spanish31%20%13%

Education level achieved in Phoenix

IndexPhoenixArizonaNational
Completed 8th grade79.7%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school77.2%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college57.3%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.2%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.4%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.8%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Desert Sands Middle School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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