Best Public Schools in Picacho, AZ


The city of Picacho, Arizona has only one school, Picacho School, which serves grades K-8 and has a total enrollment of 165 students. The school is part of the Picacho Elementary District, which is ranked 530 out of 540 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Picacho School does not appear to be a standout school in Arizona. The school's statewide ranking has declined over the past few years, going from 934 out of 1,109 elementary schools in 2017-2018 to 1,220 out of 1,245 in 2022-2023. The school is currently rated 0 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger. Picacho School's test scores are significantly below the state averages in all subject areas and grade levels, with only 5% of 5th grade students scoring proficient or better in science, and only 12% of 8th grade students scoring proficient or better in English Language Arts. The school also has a high dropout rate of 4.9% and a high percentage of students (75.76%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

Despite the higher-than-average spending per student at Picacho School, the school's academic outcomes are significantly below state averages, suggesting that the additional funding may not be effectively translating into improved educational outcomes. The data highlights the broader challenges facing the Picacho Elementary District, which is ranked among the lowest in the state, indicating that the issues at Picacho School may be symptomatic of systemic problems within the district. Addressing the school's underperformance will likely require a comprehensive, district-level approach to improve the educational outcomes for the students in this community.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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