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
7 469
8 458
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 927 students in grades 7th through 8th. It has a student teacher ratio of 25.0 to 1.

Total Students: 927
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25:1
Full Time Teachers: 37.01

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Desert Shadows Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 464
(50%)
7,796
(52%)
 Female 463
(50%)
7,184
(48%)

Desert Shadows Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 720
(78%)
8,983
(60%)
 Hispanic 118
(13%)
4,320
(29%)
 Two or More 38
(4%)
560
(4%)
 Asian 30
(3%)
442
(3%)
 Black 17
(2%)
487
(3%)
 American Indian 4
(0%)
158
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
30
(0%)

Desert Shadows Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 854
(92%)
11,173
(75%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 60
(6%)
3,231
(22%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 13
(1%)
576
(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 (7.9%) is significantly lower than the state average of 43.7%. 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
2013 808
2014 906
2015 927

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
2013 24.1
2014 26.6
2015 25

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
2013 0.028465346534653
2014 0.093818984547461
2015 0.078748651564186

Compare Desert Shadows Middle School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,016.7% 20.2:1
 
2,500.0% 25.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 7.9%
 
State Average 43.7%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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