Maricopa Institute of Technology

Summary:

Maricopa Institute of Technology is a public charter high school located in Phoenix, Arizona, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 373 students. The school is part of the Estrella Educational Foundation district, which is ranked 128 out of 540 districts in Arizona and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Maricopa Institute of Technology consistently outperforms the state average in academic assessments, with 51% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 32% proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the state averages of 40% and 32%, respectively. The school's 11th-grade science proficiency rate of 31% is also higher than the state average of 22%. Additionally, Maricopa Institute of Technology's performance on the ACT exam is noteworthy, with 39% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 44% in Mathematics, compared to the state averages of 41% and 32%, respectively. The school has maintained high four-year graduation rates, ranging from 94.7% to 97.7% over the past three years, significantly outperforming the state average.

Maricopa Institute of Technology's diverse student population is notable, with a significant Hispanic majority (70.78%) and notable representation of African American (15.01%) and White (8.31%) students. This diversity is in contrast to some nearby schools, such as West Phoenix High School and Carl Hayden High School, which have even higher Hispanic student populations (90.02% and 93.78%, respectively). Additionally, Maricopa Institute of Technology has a relatively high percentage of students (58.71%) eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a significant population of students from low-income backgrounds, which is higher than the state average and comparable to nearby schools like Carl Hayden High School (92.96%) and Hope High School (unknown percentage).


Detail:

Public, Charter 9-12

 3900 S 55th Ave
       Phoenix, AZ  85043-6332


(602) 477-2780

District: Estrella Educational Foundation

SchoolDigger Rank:
127th of 469 Arizona High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  n/a Help
Number of students:  373

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
70.8%
African American:
15.0%
White:
8.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  58.7% Help


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Compare Details Maricopa Institute of Technology ranks better than 72.9% of high schools in Arizona. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.6. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Maricopa Institute of Technology freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (70.8%), African American (15%), White (8.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 58.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Maricopa Institute of Technology:

SchoolDigger ranks Maricopa Institute of Technology 127th of 469 Arizona public high schools. (See Maricopa Institute of Technology in the ranking list.)

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Estrella Educational Foundation:

SchoolDigger ranks Estrella Educational Foundation 128th of 540 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Maricopa Institute of Technology

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Rank History for all students at Maricopa Institute of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 84.43 70th 509 86.2%
2022 65.19 118th 464 74.6%
2023 67.60 127th 469 72.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Maricopa Institute of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 98.15 1st 374 99.7%
2022 94.88 3rd 282 98.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Maricopa Institute of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 44.58 29th 312 90.7%
2022 41.67 53rd 258 79.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Maricopa Institute of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 31.85 212th 422 49.8%
2022 32.37 192nd 380 49.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Maricopa Institute of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.96 28th 253 88.9%
2023 79.40 44th 347 87.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Maricopa Institute of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.60 90th 354 74.6%
2019 85.44 25th 247 89.9%
2021 93.69 33rd 492 93.3%
2022 59.67 130th 456 71.5%
2023 57.22 143rd 406 64.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Maricopa Institute of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.85 86th 370 76.8%
2019 81.09 31st 238 87.0%
2021 70.85 105th 492 78.7%
2022 65.83 113th 455 75.2%
2023 69.71 107th 429 75.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Maricopa Institute of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 50.85 107th 231 53.7%
2022 51.24 108th 238 54.6%
2023 87.73 12th 146 91.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Maricopa Institute of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 89.22 18th 306 94.1%
2022 29.35 197th 301 34.6%
2023 64.60 57th 201 71.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Maricopa Institute of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.63 29th 311 90.7%
2019 92.14 6th 183 96.7%
2021 75.87 72nd 479 85.0%
2022 55.63 131st 441 70.3%
2023 71.40 75th 379 80.2%
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Rank History for White students at Maricopa Institute of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 92.13 31st 448 93.1%
2022 98.24 7th 409 98.3%
2023 65.06 114th 371 69.3%
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Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Maricopa Institute of Technology

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2017 0 3 0 21 1 0 0 0 25
2018 6 4 1 79 2 0 1 0 93
2019 12 9 4 135 1 1 0 0 162
2020 19 14 6 156 1 0 2 0 198
2021 29 26 12 213 1 0 5 0 286
2022 29 39 12 245 1 0 3 0 329
2023 31 56 15 264 1 0 6 0 373

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Maricopa Institute of Technology

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 25 n/a n/a n/a
2018 93 n/a n/a n/a
2019 162 n/a n/a n/a
2020 198 n/a n/a 66.2
2021 286 n/a n/a n/a
2022 329 n/a n/a 17.9
2023 373 n/a n/a 58.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Maricopa Institute of Technology

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 25 n/a n/a n/a
2018 93 n/a n/a n/a
2019 162 n/a n/a n/a
2020 198 n/a n/a 66.2
2021 286 n/a n/a n/a
2022 329 n/a n/a 17.9
2023 373 n/a n/a 58.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Maricopa Institute of Technology

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $7,953
2020 $10,209

Data source: Arizona Department of Education
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Impact of COVID-19 on Maricopa Institute of Technology

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
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Change (%)
Total Students162373
 130.2%
African American956
 522.2%
American Indian11
Asian415
 275%
Hispanic135264
 95.6%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White1231
 158.3%
Two or More Races06


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Maricopa Institute of Technology ranks 127th of 469 Arizona high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Maricopa Institute of Technology are 71% Hispanic, 15% African American, 8% White, 4% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 373 students attended Maricopa Institute of Technology.


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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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