Desert Shadows Middle School



Desert Shadows Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Shadows Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 352
8 328
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Shadows Middle School is a public high school of the Paradise Valley Unified School District located in Scottsdale, AZ. It has 680 students in grades 7th through 8th. It has a student teacher ratio of 22.5 to 1.

Total Students: 680
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 22.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 30.24

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Desert Shadows Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 358
(53%)
7,492
(51%)
 Female 322
(47%)
7,063
(49%)

Desert Shadows Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 543
(80%)
9,212
(63%)
 Hispanic 74
(11%)
3,750
(26%)
 Asian 26
(4%)
464
(3%)
 Two or More 22
(3%)
499
(3%)
 Black 10
(1%)
436
(3%)
 American Indian 5
(1%)
168
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
26
(0%)

Desert Shadows Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 543
(80%)
10,663
(73%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 125
(18%)
3,350
(23%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 12
(2%)
542
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Desert Shadows Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (20.1%) is lower than the state average of 45.3%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Desert Shadows Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 761
2006 758
2007 745
2008 709
2009 676
2010 700
2011 701
2012 680

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.1
2006 18
2007 19.5
2008 18.7
2009 21.5
2010 23.4
2011 23.4
2012 22.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.074901445466491
2006 0.064643799472296
2007 0.076510067114094
2008 0.08885754583921
2009 0.099112426035503
2010 0.12285714285714
2011 0.13837375178317
2012 0.20147058823529

Compare Desert Shadows Middle School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,948.4% 19.5:1
 
2,250.0% 22.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 20.1%
 
State Average 45.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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