Desert Sands Middle School

Public 6-8

 6308 W Campbell Ave
       Phoenix, AZ  85033-2731


 (623) 691-4000

 School Website

District: Cartwright Elementary District (4282)

SchoolDigger Rank:
570th of 600 Arizona Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.3
Number of students:  1,056

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
86.9%
African American:
5.8%
White:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.9%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, October 7, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Desert Sands Middle School ranked worse than 95% of middle schools in Arizona. It also ranked 3rd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Cartwright Elementary District (4282). (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.94. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (86.9%), African American (5.8%), White (4.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 86.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Sands Middle School is 20.3, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Cartwright Elementary District (4282)! (See more...)
Compare Desert Sands Middle School employs 52 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Desert Sands Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Sands Middle School 570th of 600 Arizona public middle schools. (See Desert Sands Middle School in the ranking list.)

Cartwright Elementary District (4282):

SchoolDigger ranks Cartwright Elementary District (4282) 310th of 346 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Desert Sands Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 23.09 547th 663 17.5%
2010 31.49 512th 692 26.0%
2011 30.55 498th 685 27.3%
2012 31.94 571st 772 26.0%
2013 42.14 477th 787 39.4%
2014 32.36 477th 690 30.9%
2015 12.76 488th 521 6.3%
2016 22.19 530th 677 21.7%
2017 21.89 551st 695 20.7%
2018 16.26 608th 711 14.5%
2019 9.94 570th 600 5.0%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Desert Sands Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 657 81 5 226 5 n/a n/a 0 814
1989 566 89 5 201 9 n/a n/a 0 853
1990 556 107 1 230 13 n/a n/a 0 821
1991 510 94 12 260 5 n/a n/a 0 815
1992 523 111 12 242 8 n/a n/a 1 897
1993 486 133 15 323 14 n/a n/a 0 971
1994 494 138 10 320 12 n/a n/a 0 974
1995 467 127 12 456 16 n/a n/a 0 1078
1996 467 127 12 456 16 n/a n/a 0 1078
1997 393 152 12 531 22 n/a n/a 0 1110
1998 319 140 13 555 15 n/a n/a 0 1042
1999 372 133 13 678 18 n/a n/a 0 1214
2000 328 146 18 690 19 n/a n/a 0 1201
2001 230 114 9 640 17 n/a n/a 0 1010
2002 157 104 7 737 13 n/a n/a 0 1018
2003 157 104 7 737 13 n/a n/a 0 1018
2004 103 68 10 751 14 n/a n/a 0 946
2005 116 61 6 785 17 n/a n/a 0 985
2006 120 81 10 1197 15 n/a n/a 0 1423
2007 109 91 15 1223 15 n/a n/a 0 1453
2008 81 58 10 1240 11 n/a n/a 0 1400
2009 69 45 9 1068 18 n/a n/a 0 1209
2010 70 49 4 1039 13 n/a n/a 0 1175
2011 58 67 4 908 5 0 10 0 1052
2012 63 83 3 950 13 2 7 0 1121
2013 65 66 7 980 18 2 8 0 1146
2014 53 67 8 963 22 1 5 0 1119
2015 55 59 10 960 13 2 4 0 1103
2016 46 56 7 921 14 1 6 0 1051
2017 43 63 7 965 13 1 9 0 1101
2018 44 61 8 918 18 0 7 0 1056

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 Desert Sands Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 814 46.5 17.5 n/a
1989 853 44.0 19.3 n/a
1990 821 44.0 18.6 n/a
1991 815 44.5 18.3 n/a
1992 897 44.5 20.1 n/a
1993 971 46.5 20.9 n/a
1994 974 46.5 20.9 n/a
1995 1078 49.0 22.0 n/a
1996 1078 49.0 22.0 n/a
1997 1110 50.0 22.2 n/a
1998 1042 54.0 19.3 n/a
1999 1214 54.0 22.5 n/a
2000 1201 54.0 22.2 n/a
2001 1010 46.5 21.7 n/a
2002 1018 48.0 21.2 n/a
2003 1018 48.0 21.2 n/a
2004 946 46.5 20.3 84.8
2005 985 51.5 19.1 92.1
2006 1423 70.2 20.3 80.3
2007 1453 67.7 21.5 73.7
2008 1400 68.1 20.6 74.8
2009 1209 62.1 19.5 72.3
2010 1175 54.0 21.7 78.1
2011 1052 56.0 18.7 84.2
2012 1121 62.8 17.8 89.2
2013 1146 58.8 19.4 99.7
2014 1119 56.0 19.9 99.7
2015 1103 48.0 22.9 0.0
2016 1051 50.0 21.0 99.7
2017 1101 50.0 22.0 99.7
2018 1056 52.0 20.3 86.9

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Desert Sands Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 814 46.5 17.5 n/a
1989 853 44.0 19.3 n/a
1990 821 44.0 18.6 n/a
1991 815 44.5 18.3 n/a
1992 897 44.5 20.1 n/a
1993 971 46.5 20.9 n/a
1994 974 46.5 20.9 n/a
1995 1078 49.0 22.0 n/a
1996 1078 49.0 22.0 n/a
1997 1110 50.0 22.2 n/a
1998 1042 54.0 19.3 n/a
1999 1214 54.0 22.5 n/a
2000 1201 54.0 22.2 n/a
2001 1010 46.5 21.7 n/a
2002 1018 48.0 21.2 n/a
2003 1018 48.0 21.2 n/a
2004 946 46.5 20.3 84.8
2005 985 51.5 19.1 92.1
2006 1423 70.2 20.3 80.3
2007 1453 67.7 21.5 73.7
2008 1400 68.1 20.6 74.8
2009 1209 62.1 19.5 72.3
2010 1175 54.0 21.7 78.1
2011 1052 56.0 18.7 84.2
2012 1121 62.8 17.8 89.2
2013 1146 58.8 19.4 99.7
2014 1119 56.0 19.9 99.7
2015 1103 48.0 22.9 0.0
2016 1051 50.0 21.0 99.7
2017 1101 50.0 22.0 99.7
2018 1056 52.0 20.3 86.9

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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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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