Casa Grande Middle School

Summary:

Casa Grande Middle School is a public middle school serving 645 students in grades 6-8 in the Casa Grande Elementary District in Casa Grande, Arizona. The school has a predominantly Hispanic student population (61.4%), with smaller percentages of White (15.04%), Native American (8.84%), and African American (7.44%) students.

Despite its diverse student body, Casa Grande Middle School consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of Arizona middle schools, with proficiency rates ranging from just 3-17% in English Language Arts and 3-10% in Mathematics. The school also struggles with high dropout rates, ranging from 4.4% to 10% over the past 5 years, which are significantly higher than the state and district averages. This is likely exacerbated by the school's high percentage of economically disadvantaged students (83.88% eligible for free or reduced-price lunch).

Interestingly, Cactus Middle School and Villago Middle School, two nearby schools in the Casa Grande Elementary District, outperform Casa Grande Middle School on most metrics, including test scores, dropout rates, and student-teacher ratios, despite also serving economically disadvantaged populations. This suggests that there may be opportunities for Casa Grande Middle School to learn from the practices and strategies of these higher-performing schools to improve educational outcomes for its students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 260 W McMurray Blvd
       Casa Grande, AZ  85122-3363


(520) 836-7310

District: Casa Grande Elementary District

SchoolDigger Rank:
807th of 854 Arizona Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,456 Help


Students who attend Casa Grande Middle School usually attend:

High:    Vista Grande High School

Feeder schools for Casa Grande Middle School:

Elementary:    Cottonwood Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.9 Help
Number of students:  645

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
61.4%
White:
15.0%
American Indian:
8.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.9% Help


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Compare Details Casa Grande Middle School ranks worse than 94.5% of middle schools in Arizona. It also ranks last among 3 ranked middle schools in the Casa Grande Elementary District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.65. (See more...)
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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 Casa Grande Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Casa Grande Elementary District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (61.4%), White (15%), American Indian (8.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Casa Grande Elementary District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Casa Grande Middle School is 17.9, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Casa Grande Elementary District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Casa Grande Middle School is $7,456, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Casa Grande Elementary District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Casa Grande Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Casa Grande Middle School 807th of 854 Arizona public middle schools. (See Casa Grande Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Casa Grande Elementary District:

SchoolDigger ranks Casa Grande Elementary District 454th of 540 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Casa Grande Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Casa Grande Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 36.36 434th 663 34.5%
2010 31.24 515th 692 25.6%
2011 31.74 489th 685 28.6%
2012 27.18 625th 772 19.0%
2013 29.19 618th 787 21.5%
2014 16.98 605th 690 12.3%
2015 13.37 483rd 521 7.3%
2016 15.83 603rd 677 10.9%
2017 16.03 617th 695 11.2%
2018 12.28 656th 711 7.7%
2019 9.01 582nd 605 3.8%
2021 17.02 747th 832 10.2%
2022 8.70 587th 605 3.0%
2023 12.65 807th 854 5.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Casa Grande Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 32.87 452nd 650 30.5%
2023 5.90 384th 384 0.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Casa Grande Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 41.74 298th 606 50.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Casa Grande Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 46.01 320th 789 59.4%
2023 15.03 353rd 363 2.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Casa Grande Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.02 492nd 503 2.2%
2022 13.66 345th 369 6.5%
2023 15.63 665th 717 7.3%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Casa Grande Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 44.10 100th 257 61.1%
2023 25.26 46th 64 28.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Casa Grande Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.82 584th 624 6.4%
2019 7.12 451st 466 3.2%
2021 17.00 748th 820 8.8%
2022 5.63 490th 494 0.8%
2023 12.72 765th 806 5.1%
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Rank History for Foster Care students at Casa Grande Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 32.24 98th 166 41.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Casa Grande Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.49 585th 617 5.2%
2019 5.82 430th 435 1.1%
2021 19.02 711th 818 13.1%
2023 11.83 780th 810 3.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Casa Grande Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 32.81 396th 573 30.9%
2023 14.89 373rd 400 6.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Casa Grande Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.78 513th 543 5.5%
2019 9.93 378th 387 2.3%
2021 21.34 716th 802 10.7%
2022 11.57 379th 392 3.3%
2023 12.55 737th 760 3.0%
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Rank History for Native American students at Casa Grande Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.18 57th 62 8.1%
2021 30.03 278th 390 28.7%
2023 11.52 149th 159 6.3%
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Rank History for White students at Casa Grande Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.61 402nd 436 7.8%
2021 18.80 689th 780 11.7%
2023 9.35 654th 675 3.1%
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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 Casa Grande Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 517 45 7 334 59 n/a n/a -137 825
1989 493 59 10 318 53 n/a n/a -119 814
1990 473 48 5 333 67 n/a n/a -68 858
1991 486 33 2 358 55 n/a n/a -37 897
1992 481 46 0 356 46 n/a n/a 1 930
1993 443 38 9 388 73 n/a n/a 0 951
1994 494 48 8 439 84 n/a n/a 0 1073
1995 525 52 6 471 97 n/a n/a 0 1151
1996 525 52 6 471 97 n/a n/a 0 1151
1997 463 42 8 539 97 n/a n/a 0 1149
1998 450 38 7 490 107 n/a n/a 0 1092
1999 496 54 6 517 91 n/a n/a 0 1164
2000 484 59 5 534 85 n/a n/a 0 1167
2001 435 63 6 570 82 n/a n/a 0 1156
2002 357 63 6 540 60 n/a n/a 0 1026
2003 357 63 6 540 60 n/a n/a 0 1026
2004 379 64 6 534 59 n/a n/a 0 1042
2005 338 53 10 583 67 n/a n/a 0 1051
2006 340 68 11 608 63 n/a n/a 0 1090
2007 303 75 11 634 61 n/a n/a 0 1084
2008 190 64 3 460 58 n/a n/a 0 775
2009 207 58 6 421 52 n/a n/a 0 744
2010 187 57 9 404 62 n/a n/a 0 719
2011 116 31 3 472 49 4 31 0 706
2012 116 35 4 489 56 2 30 0 732
2013 121 33 4 466 64 1 22 0 711
2014 107 30 4 424 62 0 16 0 643
2015 106 28 4 383 64 0 21 0 606
2016 105 27 2 424 52 0 17 0 627
2017 93 28 3 378 64 0 14 0 580
2018 94 29 3 407 62 1 19 0 615
2019 96 38 2 467 68 2 27 0 700
2020 120 28 1 511 58 1 29 0 748
2021 108 26 0 461 60 2 22 0 679
2022 103 36 4 434 53 3 24 0 657
2023 97 48 4 396 57 4 39 0 645

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 Casa Grande Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 825 42.0 19.6 n/a
1989 814 45.0 18.0 n/a
1990 858 45.0 19.0 n/a
1991 897 47.0 19.0 n/a
1992 930 48.0 19.3 n/a
1993 951 49.5 19.2 n/a
1994 1073 54.5 19.7 n/a
1995 1151 57.0 20.2 n/a
1996 1151 57.0 20.2 n/a
1997 1149 59.7 19.2 n/a
1998 1092 58.3 18.7 n/a
1999 1164 58.0 20.1 n/a
2000 1167 66.0 17.7 n/a
2001 1156 55.6 20.8 n/a
2002 1026 54.8 18.7 n/a
2003 1026 54.8 18.7 n/a
2004 1042 51.8 20.1 58.4
2005 1051 52.5 20.0 99.7
2006 1090 55.0 19.8 92
2007 1084 58.0 18.7 64.9
2008 775 41.8 18.5 70.7
2009 744 37.3 19.9 67.2
2010 719 35.2 20.4 71.2
2011 706 37.0 19.0 71
2012 732 38.5 19.0 70.2
2013 711 35.5 20.0 n/a
2014 643 34.5 18.6 89
2015 606 32.0 18.9 86.1
2016 627 29.0 21.6 66.8
2017 580 29.0 20.0 n/a
2018 615 29.0 21.2 83.9
2019 700 28.5 24.5 84
2020 748 35.5 21.0 79.9
2021 679 34.0 19.9 n/a
2022 657 36.0 18.2 79.8
2023 645 36.0 17.9 83.9

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 Casa Grande Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 825 42.0 19.6 n/a
1989 814 45.0 18.0 n/a
1990 858 45.0 19.0 n/a
1991 897 47.0 19.0 n/a
1992 930 48.0 19.3 n/a
1993 951 49.5 19.2 n/a
1994 1073 54.5 19.7 n/a
1995 1151 57.0 20.2 n/a
1996 1151 57.0 20.2 n/a
1997 1149 59.7 19.2 n/a
1998 1092 58.3 18.7 n/a
1999 1164 58.0 20.1 n/a
2000 1167 66.0 17.7 n/a
2001 1156 55.6 20.8 n/a
2002 1026 54.8 18.7 n/a
2003 1026 54.8 18.7 n/a
2004 1042 51.8 20.1 58.4
2005 1051 52.5 20.0 99.7
2006 1090 55.0 19.8 92
2007 1084 58.0 18.7 64.9
2008 775 41.8 18.5 70.7
2009 744 37.3 19.9 67.2
2010 719 35.2 20.4 71.2
2011 706 37.0 19.0 71
2012 732 38.5 19.0 70.2
2013 711 35.5 20.0 n/a
2014 643 34.5 18.6 89
2015 606 32.0 18.9 86.1
2016 627 29.0 21.6 66.8
2017 580 29.0 20.0 n/a
2018 615 29.0 21.2 83.9
2019 700 28.5 24.5 84
2020 748 35.5 21.0 79.9
2021 679 34.0 19.9 n/a
2022 657 36.0 18.2 79.8
2023 645 36.0 17.9 83.9

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Casa Grande Middle School

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $500 (6.6%) $46 (0.6%) $1,046 (13.8%) $6,058 (79.9%) $979 (12.9%) $7,037 (92.8%) $7,583
2020 $335 (5.9%) $167 (2.9%) $837 (14.7%) $4,582 (80.6%) $598 (10.5%) $5,180 (91.2%) $5,682
2022 $696 (9.3%) $137 (1.8%) $1,529 (20.5%) $5,424 (72.7%) $1,200 (16.1%) $6,624 (88.8%) $7,456

Data source: Arizona Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Casa Grande Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 582nd of 605 Middle schoolsRanks 807th of 854 Middle schools
 1.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students700645
 7.9%
African American3848
 26.3%
American Indian6857
 16.2%
Asian24
 100%
Hispanic467396
 15.2%
Pacific Islander24
 100%
White9697
 1%
Two or More Races2739
 44.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84%83.9%
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Grande Middle School

Students who attend Casa Grande Middle School usually go on to attend Vista Grande High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 645 students attended Casa Grande Middle School.

Casa Grande Middle School ranks in the bottom 5.5% of Arizona middle schools.

Students at Casa Grande Middle School are 61% Hispanic, 15% White, 9% American Indian, 7% African American, 6% Two or more races.


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