Explorer Middle School

Public 7-8

 22401 North 40th Street
       Phoenix, AZ  85050


 (602) 449-4200

 School Website

District: Paradise Valley Unified District

SchoolDigger Rank:
31st of 681 Arizona Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  24.5
Number of students:  883

Racial breakdown:
White:
77.8%
Hispanic:
12.3%
Two or more races:
5.2%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.2%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Explorer Middle School ranked better than 95.4% of middle schools in Arizona. It also ranked first among 7 ranked middle schools in the Paradise Valley Unified District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.45. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (77.8%), Hispanic (12.3%), two or more races (5.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 6.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Explorer Middle School is 24.5. 5 middle schools in the Paradise Valley Unified District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Explorer Middle School employs 36 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Explorer Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Explorer Middle School 31st of 681 Arizona public middle schools. (See Explorer Middle School in the ranking list.)

Paradise Valley Unified District:

SchoolDigger ranks Paradise Valley Unified District 135th of 452 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Explorer Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 88.19 47th 662 92.9%
2010 90.98 33rd 690 95.2%
2011 90.41 33rd 684 95.2%
2012 87.02 47th 767 93.9%
2013 88.81 38th 781 95.1%
2014 92.63 25th 694 96.4%
2015 93.11 26th 519 95.0%
2016 95.44 23rd 669 96.6%
2017 93.45 31st 681 95.4%

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

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education Accountability Division

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by a parent
Monday, December 5, 2011

Open Quote The teachers are great. The students are not what you would expect for the area. They are nasty, mean and low class. The administration? Pretty lackluster as far as protecting the better acting students. The academics, again, standard PVUSD; they teach towards high AIMS scores...so average in that area. Close Quote


by a student
Saturday, March 20, 2010

Open Quote Judging by my time at Explorer Middle School, I am comfortable saying that it is a ''pretty good'' school. Yes, it possessed flaws, but really, what school doesn't? (For example: I am a student who struggles in math, and when I attended Explorer, there were so many students in my math class that my teacher found it difficult to assist me. Eventually, I did end up moving schools). Overall, it's not a bad school at all, perhaps just a bit ''crowded,'' as public schools tend to be. I have no grudges against it. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Explorer Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 633 16 20 34 3 n/a n/a 0 706
1999 865 22 25 47 4 n/a n/a 0 963
2000 928 20 13 56 6 n/a n/a 0 1023
2001 938 21 25 69 7 n/a n/a 0 1060
2002 554 10 17 36 2 n/a n/a 0 619
2003 554 10 17 36 2 n/a n/a 0 619
2004 516 14 17 45 3 n/a n/a 0 595
2005 494 11 20 48 4 n/a n/a 0 577
2006 480 21 25 40 5 n/a n/a 0 571
2007 492 21 30 51 8 n/a n/a 0 602
2008 545 14 35 59 3 n/a n/a 0 656
2009 598 14 30 62 1 n/a n/a 0 705
2010 703 23 37 80 0 n/a n/a 0 843
2011 726 24 36 109 4 0 30 0 929
2012 730 22 34 99 3 0 29 0 917
2013 673 14 25 69 2 1 24 0 808
2014 652 10 18 73 4 2 37 0 796
2015 687 15 24 109 2 0 46 0 883

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 Explorer Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 706 30.1 23.5 n/a
1999 963 47.1 20.4 n/a
2000 1023 46.5 22.0 n/a
2001 1060 46.2 22.9 n/a
2002 619 33.2 18.6 10.2
2003 619 33.2 18.6 10.2
2004 595 30.4 19.6 12.3
2005 577 29.8 19.4 13.5
2006 571 29.0 19.7 14.4
2007 602 31.4 19.2 12.0
2008 656 30.0 21.9 9.9
2009 705 35.2 20.0 11.5
2010 843 35.5 23.7 8.4
2011 929 38.5 24.1 9.8
2012 917 35.1 26.0 8.2
2013 808 32.8 24.6 12.3
2014 796 30.8 25.8 2.6
2015 883 36.0 24.5 6.2

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 Explorer Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 706 30.1 23.5 n/a
1999 963 47.1 20.4 n/a
2000 1023 46.5 22.0 n/a
2001 1060 46.2 22.9 n/a
2002 619 33.2 18.6 10.2
2003 619 33.2 18.6 10.2
2004 595 30.4 19.6 12.3
2005 577 29.8 19.4 13.5
2006 571 29.0 19.7 14.4
2007 602 31.4 19.2 12.0
2008 656 30.0 21.9 9.9
2009 705 35.2 20.0 11.5
2010 843 35.5 23.7 8.4
2011 929 38.5 24.1 9.8
2012 917 35.1 26.0 8.2
2013 808 32.8 24.6 12.3
2014 796 30.8 25.8 2.6
2015 883 36.0 24.5 6.2

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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