Shea Middle School

Public 6-8

 2728 E. Shea Blvd.
       Phoenix, AZ  85028


 (602) 449-3500

 School Website

District: Paradise Valley Unified District

SchoolDigger Rank:
341st of 711 Arizona Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.4
Number of students:  592

Racial breakdown:
White:
55.4%
Hispanic:
31.6%
Two or more races:
5.2%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.8%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, August 4, 2018.


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Compare Details In 2018, Shea Middle School ranked better than 52% of middle schools in Arizona. It also ranked 5th among 7 ranked middle schools in the Paradise Valley Unified District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.36. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (55.4%), Hispanic (31.6%), two or more races (5.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 37.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Shea Middle School is 16.4, which is the lowest among 8 middle schools in the Paradise Valley Unified District! (See more...)
Compare Shea Middle School employs 36 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Shea Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Shea Middle School 341st of 711 Arizona public middle schools. (See Shea Middle School in the ranking list.)

Paradise Valley Unified District:

SchoolDigger ranks Paradise Valley Unified District 144th of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Shea Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 74.61 160th 663 75.9%
2010 67.70 204th 692 70.5%
2011 60.63 253rd 685 63.1%
2012 57.62 306th 772 60.4%
2013 58.51 315th 787 60.0%
2014 53.63 302nd 690 56.2%
2015 40.17 272nd 521 47.8%
2016 39.37 367th 677 45.8%
2017 34.23 421st 695 39.4%
2018 45.36 341st 711 52.0%

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

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by a parent on FaceBook
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Open Quote Statement from the Parent of one of the victims

The level of negligent security as well as the systemic incompetence displayed by James P. Lee, Ed.D. Superintendent Paradise Valley Unified School and his representatives are unconscionable. Thankfully the Arizona criminal justice system has taken seriously these criminal felony offenses that this child has now been charged with.

Who was protecting my child that day at Shea Middle School when a student exposed himself
twice in the same school day in front of 70+ students and 3 teachers in the middle of 2 separate classes?
The Teachers? The Principal? The School District? ------NOBODY WAS PROTECTING MY CHILD THAT DAY!

We are extremely concerned and alarmed at how the Paradise Valley School district handled a very graphic indecent exposure occurrence at Shea Middle School this 2015 school year. While we do not believe that the school is responsible for the behaviors of this child, we do hold the school and the school district accountable to their own policies and procedures, which state,

“The Paradise Valley Unified School District places high priority on providing each student with the opportunity to learn within a safe and stimulating environment. For this reason, the Governing Board accepts the responsibility for identifying those behaviors, which, if allowed to exist without restrictions and appropriate disciplinary action, would interfere with individual and group learning and would interfere with the orderly conduct of our public schools. Furthermore, the Governing Board charges the staff with the responsibility for enforcing the rules of conduct, establishing consistency in their enforcement and maintaining an appropriate learning and behavioral environment.” (Paradise Valley Unified School District, Parent/Student Handbook, 2014-2015).

The school and Governing Board have denied the severity of this disorderly conduct/sexual harassment incident, despite the fact that the child who quite graphically exposed himself in two classrooms during one school day has been charged with two class-six felony charges of indecent exposure by the Maricopa County Prosecutor’s office. The child who was charged has a history of escalating behavioral issues at Shea Middle School, including assaulting another student just days before the indecent exposure incident occurred. The Paradise Valley School district handbook disciplinary chart states that,

“Multiple offenses in a combination of (misconduct) categories may result in long-term suspension or expulsion…..the following offenses are subject to expulsion on the first offense: Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and Sexual Harassment.” (Paradise Valley Unified School District, Parent/Student Handbook, 2014-2015).

This child was given one week suspension from the school, as the school deemed that it was “a simple mooning.” A “simple mooning” would not have required 8 detectives from the Phoenix Police Department to interview approximately 70 students and teachers to get the actual facts, which have resulted in these criminal felony charges.

It is alarming that an incident of this magnitude can occur in our children’s classrooms, and the School and School District representatives have continued to downplay the event. This incident has affected our child and his right to attend a school that allegedly promotes a safe learning environment. The school has never approached our child as a victim to see how this has affected his emotional status, or how this criminal conduct has affected his learning ability. He wasn’t offered counseling, and he continued to have to attend classes and break times with the aggressive student. We are appalled that despite addressing this serious issue with the school board, they have not followed the policies that they have set forth to protect our children. We want other parents to know that this issue is being swept under the rug and that the Paradise Valley School District does not follow the policies that they have set in place in order to maintain conduct within the school. We are demanding that this aggressive student be relocated to another school that is better equipped to monitor his behavior. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Shea Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1072 9 7 23 6 n/a n/a 0 993
1989 987 11 12 33 6 n/a n/a 0 1032
1990 1031 10 16 39 7 n/a n/a 0 975
1991 939 10 20 73 12 n/a n/a 0 941
1992 874 14 18 78 14 n/a n/a 0 998
1993 867 11 18 45 9 n/a n/a 0 950
1994 915 21 19 56 8 n/a n/a 0 1019
1995 910 11 24 54 3 n/a n/a 0 1002
1996 910 11 24 54 3 n/a n/a 0 1002
1997 866 18 18 53 2 n/a n/a 0 957
1998 856 22 17 52 4 n/a n/a 0 951
1999 855 19 23 44 7 n/a n/a 0 948
2000 827 16 23 56 5 n/a n/a 0 927
2001 825 15 19 79 5 n/a n/a 0 943
2002 720 24 21 102 12 n/a n/a 0 879
2003 720 24 21 102 12 n/a n/a 0 879
2004 721 33 27 113 14 n/a n/a 0 908
2005 738 28 21 113 15 n/a n/a 0 915
2006 695 24 16 116 16 n/a n/a 0 867
2007 678 23 24 129 10 n/a n/a 0 864
2008 644 34 27 136 6 n/a n/a 0 847
2009 567 35 19 136 9 n/a n/a 0 766
2010 521 38 19 111 10 n/a n/a 0 699
2011 425 24 6 153 12 2 39 0 661
2012 425 26 10 172 10 2 42 0 687
2013 402 24 7 171 14 2 32 0 652
2014 360 31 3 166 7 2 36 0 605
2015 369 31 9 187 7 1 37 0 641
2016 328 22 13 187 11 0 31 0 592

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 Shea Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 993 49.3 20.1 n/a
1989 1032 48.4 21.3 n/a
1990 975 46.4 21.0 n/a
1991 941 46.2 20.3 n/a
1992 998 48.1 20.7 n/a
1993 950 46.4 20.5 n/a
1994 1019 47.4 21.5 n/a
1995 1002 48.0 20.9 n/a
1996 1002 48.0 20.9 n/a
1997 957 45.0 21.3 n/a
1998 951 44.8 21.2 n/a
1999 948 43.2 21.9 n/a
2000 927 44.4 20.9 n/a
2001 943 45.2 20.9 n/a
2002 879 43.9 20.0 25.0
2003 879 43.9 20.0 25.0
2004 908 44.7 20.3 24.0
2005 915 45.7 20.0 26.7
2006 867 49.5 17.5 26.9
2007 864 50.5 17.1 20.1
2008 847 52.5 16.1 22.8
2009 766 46.8 16.4 28.2
2010 699 39.6 17.6 28.2
2011 661 36.0 18.3 35.7
2012 687 36.6 18.7 41.3
2013 652 36.3 17.9 48.2
2014 605 35.5 17.0 21.2
2015 641 38.0 16.8 44.9
2016 592 36.0 16.4 37.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Shea Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 993 49.3 20.1 n/a
1989 1032 48.4 21.3 n/a
1990 975 46.4 21.0 n/a
1991 941 46.2 20.3 n/a
1992 998 48.1 20.7 n/a
1993 950 46.4 20.5 n/a
1994 1019 47.4 21.5 n/a
1995 1002 48.0 20.9 n/a
1996 1002 48.0 20.9 n/a
1997 957 45.0 21.3 n/a
1998 951 44.8 21.2 n/a
1999 948 43.2 21.9 n/a
2000 927 44.4 20.9 n/a
2001 943 45.2 20.9 n/a
2002 879 43.9 20.0 25.0
2003 879 43.9 20.0 25.0
2004 908 44.7 20.3 24.0
2005 915 45.7 20.0 26.7
2006 867 49.5 17.5 26.9
2007 864 50.5 17.1 20.1
2008 847 52.5 16.1 22.8
2009 766 46.8 16.4 28.2
2010 699 39.6 17.6 28.2
2011 661 36.0 18.3 35.7
2012 687 36.6 18.7 41.3
2013 652 36.3 17.9 48.2
2014 605 35.5 17.0 21.2
2015 641 38.0 16.8 44.9
2016 592 36.0 16.4 37.8

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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