PROFICIENCY 36% 1% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
34%Dysart Unified District

Shadow Ridge High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Dysart Unified District" in Surprise, AZ. There are a total of 1,735 students and 77 teachers at Shadow Ridge High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 328 free lunch students and 130 reduced lunch students.

Shadow Ridge High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 36.0%, which is 1% higher than the Arizona average.


Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch328
Reduced lunch130


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment244
Taking some courses79
Taking some courses (not tests)167
Passing some courses27
Passing no courses37

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 Shadow Ridge High School, there are a total of 244 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 79 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School44%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School28%

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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Shadow Ridge High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 60.6% 49.6% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 9.2% 7.4% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 3.4% 2.3% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 24.0% 36.0% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.9% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.9% 3.4% 2.2% 3.1%

Surprise demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,1826591
Median age39.937.137.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)66%53%55%
Speak English86%73%79%
Speak Spanish9%20%13%

Education level achieved in Surprise

Completed 8th grade89.6%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school88.9%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college66.5%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.7%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.6%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.1%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Shadow Ridge High 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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