Desert Shadows Middle School

Public 6-8

 5858 E Sweetwater Ave
       Scottsdale, AZ  85254-4376


(602) 449-6800

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District: Paradise Valley Unified District (4241)

SchoolDigger Rank:
125th of 497 Arizona Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,136 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  23.6
Number of students:  912

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.7%
Hispanic:
15.8%
Two or more races:
5.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.9%

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Compare Details Desert Shadows Middle School ranks better than 74.8% of middle schools in Arizona. It also ranks 2nd among 7 ranked middle schools in the Paradise Valley Unified District (4241). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.28. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (72.7%), Hispanic (15.8%), two or more races (5.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 7.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Shadows Middle School is 23.6. 7 middle schools in the Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Desert Shadows Middle School employs 38.5 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Desert Shadows Middle School is $5,136. 7 middle schools in the Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Desert Shadows Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Shadows Middle School 125th of 497 Arizona public middle schools. (See Desert Shadows Middle School in the ranking list.)

Paradise Valley Unified District (4241):

SchoolDigger ranks Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) 126th of 266 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Desert Shadows Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 91.18 24th 663 96.4%
2010 89.08 44th 692 93.6%
2011 88.63 50th 685 92.7%
2012 84.81 69th 772 91.1%
2013 82.02 101st 787 87.2%
2014 88.41 64th 690 90.7%
2015 77.74 102nd 521 80.4%
2016 80.21 109th 677 83.9%
2017 83.30 92nd 695 86.8%
2018 86.91 74th 711 89.6%
2019 83.23 84th 605 86.1%
2021 71.28 125th 497 74.8%

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

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Enrollment information for Desert Shadows Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 880 10 7 20 2 n/a n/a -58 861
1989 866 13 12 12 4 n/a n/a -8 899
1990 896 13 11 10 3 n/a n/a -2 931
1991 928 18 11 17 4 n/a n/a -39 939
1992 889 21 16 21 7 n/a n/a 0 954
1993 847 8 26 20 2 n/a n/a 0 903
1994 851 13 28 16 2 n/a n/a 0 910
1995 959 15 20 20 7 n/a n/a 0 1021
1996 959 15 20 20 7 n/a n/a 0 1021
1997 893 12 18 27 4 n/a n/a 0 954
1998 763 9 23 22 2 n/a n/a 0 819
1999 739 18 23 31 2 n/a n/a 0 813
2000 771 17 23 35 4 n/a n/a 0 850
2001 729 14 23 30 4 n/a n/a 0 800
2002 716 16 20 26 4 n/a n/a 0 782
2003 716 16 20 26 4 n/a n/a 0 782
2004 754 18 18 36 6 n/a n/a 0 832
2005 714 10 19 45 2 n/a n/a 0 790
2006 693 10 14 42 2 n/a n/a 0 761
2007 675 12 19 50 2 n/a n/a 0 758
2008 660 12 22 48 3 n/a n/a 0 745
2009 597 19 27 61 5 n/a n/a 0 709
2010 562 24 27 61 2 n/a n/a 0 676
2011 516 10 24 95 1 0 54 0 700
2012 530 13 30 82 3 1 42 0 701
2013 543 10 26 74 5 0 22 0 680
2014 651 15 28 82 6 1 25 0 808
2015 723 15 31 99 7 2 29 0 906
2016 720 17 30 118 4 0 38 0 927
2017 746 16 32 108 5 1 37 0 945
2018 738 14 29 110 7 1 38 0 937
2019 663 13 27 136 4 3 49 0 895
2020 663 14 31 144 4 4 52 0 912

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 Shadows Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 861 40.8 21.1 n/a
1989 899 41.4 21.7 n/a
1990 931 43.1 21.6 n/a
1991 939 43.3 21.6 n/a
1992 954 44.3 21.5 n/a
1993 903 41.9 21.6 n/a
1994 910 43.3 21.0 n/a
1995 1021 46.9 21.8 n/a
1996 1021 46.9 21.8 n/a
1997 954 45.6 20.9 n/a
1998 819 40.5 20.2 n/a
1999 813 39.5 20.6 n/a
2000 850 39.1 21.7 n/a
2001 800 37.8 21.2 n/a
2002 782 36.5 21.4 13.7
2003 782 36.5 21.4 13.7
2004 832 38.7 21.5 7.6
2005 790 32.8 24.1 9
2006 761 37.8 20.1 7.5
2007 758 42.2 18.0 6.5
2008 745 38.3 19.5 7.7
2009 709 37.9 18.7 8.9
2010 676 31.3 21.5 9.9
2011 700 29.9 23.3 12.3
2012 701 29.9 23.4 13.8
2013 680 30.2 22.4 20.1
2014 808 33.5 24.1 2.8
2015 906 34.0 26.6 9.4
2016 927 37.0 25.0 7.9
2017 945 37.5 25.1 8.7
2018 937 38.0 24.6 7.9
2019 895 37.3 23.9 9.8
2020 912 38.5 23.6 7.9

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 Shadows Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 861 40.8 21.1 n/a
1989 899 41.4 21.7 n/a
1990 931 43.1 21.6 n/a
1991 939 43.3 21.6 n/a
1992 954 44.3 21.5 n/a
1993 903 41.9 21.6 n/a
1994 910 43.3 21.0 n/a
1995 1021 46.9 21.8 n/a
1996 1021 46.9 21.8 n/a
1997 954 45.6 20.9 n/a
1998 819 40.5 20.2 n/a
1999 813 39.5 20.6 n/a
2000 850 39.1 21.7 n/a
2001 800 37.8 21.2 n/a
2002 782 36.5 21.4 13.7
2003 782 36.5 21.4 13.7
2004 832 38.7 21.5 7.6
2005 790 32.8 24.1 9
2006 761 37.8 20.1 7.5
2007 758 42.2 18.0 6.5
2008 745 38.3 19.5 7.7
2009 709 37.9 18.7 8.9
2010 676 31.3 21.5 9.9
2011 700 29.9 23.3 12.3
2012 701 29.9 23.4 13.8
2013 680 30.2 22.4 20.1
2014 808 33.5 24.1 2.8
2015 906 34.0 26.6 9.4
2016 927 37.0 25.0 7.9
2017 945 37.5 25.1 8.7
2018 937 38.0 24.6 7.9
2019 895 37.3 23.9 9.8
2020 912 38.5 23.6 7.9

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Desert Shadows Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $7,439
2020 $5,136

Data source: Arizona Department of Education




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