Desert Canyon Middle School

Public 6-8

 10203 E. McDowell Mtn. Ranch R
       Scottsdale, AZ  85255


 (480) 484-6100

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District: Scottsdale Unified District

SchoolDigger Rank:
123rd of 711 Arizona Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.9
Number of students:  532

Racial breakdown:
White:
78.6%
Hispanic:
10.5%
Asian:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.1%

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


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Desert Canyon Middle School ranked better than 82.7% of middle schools in Arizona. It also ranked 3rd among 5 ranked middle schools in the Scottsdale Unified District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.92. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Desert Canyon Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Scottsdale Unified District. Racial makeup is: White (78.6%), Hispanic (10.5%), Asian (4.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 14.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Canyon Middle School is 17.9, which is the 2nd best among 5 middle schools in the Scottsdale Unified District. (See more...)
Compare Desert Canyon Middle School employs 29.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Desert Canyon Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Canyon Middle School 123rd of 711 Arizona public middle schools. (See Desert Canyon Middle School in the ranking list.)

Scottsdale Unified District:

SchoolDigger ranks Scottsdale Unified District 74th of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Desert Canyon Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 83.38 94th 663 85.8%
2010 84.83 83rd 692 88.0%
2011 86.41 67th 685 90.2%
2012 73.58 181st 772 76.6%
2013 74.48 167th 787 78.8%
2014 82.17 115th 690 83.3%
2015 71.01 133rd 521 74.5%
2016 79.94 111th 677 83.6%
2017 83.13 93rd 695 86.6%
2018 79.92 123rd 711 82.7%

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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Enrollment information for Desert Canyon Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 809 11 31 23 4 n/a n/a 0 878
1998 959 14 35 35 1 n/a n/a 0 1044
1999 1178 21 52 34 2 n/a n/a 0 1287
2000 968 19 47 26 1 n/a n/a 0 1061
2001 1011 18 41 32 2 n/a n/a 0 1104
2002 698 16 25 34 4 n/a n/a 0 777
2003 698 16 25 34 4 n/a n/a 0 777
2004 707 19 34 39 4 n/a n/a 0 803
2005 581 20 35 47 4 n/a n/a 0 687
2006 476 16 34 48 4 n/a n/a 0 578
2007 508 19 44 55 4 n/a n/a 0 630
2008 599 14 48 55 7 n/a n/a 0 723
2009 631 16 63 44 3 n/a n/a 0 757
2010 592 22 52 53 3 n/a n/a 0 722
2011 538 23 50 47 1 0 3 0 662
2012 514 21 35 55 2 0 5 0 632
2013 521 20 32 48 5 1 7 0 634
2014 488 17 29 48 7 1 10 0 600
2015 454 11 37 45 6 0 13 0 566
2016 445 13 31 57 4 0 12 0 562
2017 418 17 25 56 4 0 12 0 532

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 Canyon Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 878 43.6 20.1 n/a
1998 1044 54.2 19.3 n/a
1999 1287 62.1 20.7 n/a
2000 1061 54.5 19.5 n/a
2001 1104 56.5 19.5 n/a
2002 777 44.0 17.7 n/a
2003 777 44.0 17.7 n/a
2004 803 40.9 19.6 7.7
2005 687 39.3 17.5 13.1
2006 578 36.2 16.0 10.2
2007 630 41.8 15.1 14.1
2008 723 50.0 14.5 9.4
2009 757 49.8 15.2 9.9
2010 722 42.9 16.8 6.5
2011 662 37.3 17.7 12.2
2012 632 46.9 13.4 12.2
2013 634 29.7 21.3 14.2
2014 600 28.7 20.9 14.7
2015 566 30.0 18.8 14.8
2016 562 30.0 18.7 11.9
2017 532 29.7 17.9 14.1

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 Canyon Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 878 43.6 20.1 n/a
1998 1044 54.2 19.3 n/a
1999 1287 62.1 20.7 n/a
2000 1061 54.5 19.5 n/a
2001 1104 56.5 19.5 n/a
2002 777 44.0 17.7 n/a
2003 777 44.0 17.7 n/a
2004 803 40.9 19.6 7.7
2005 687 39.3 17.5 13.1
2006 578 36.2 16.0 10.2
2007 630 41.8 15.1 14.1
2008 723 50.0 14.5 9.4
2009 757 49.8 15.2 9.9
2010 722 42.9 16.8 6.5
2011 662 37.3 17.7 12.2
2012 632 46.9 13.4 12.2
2013 634 29.7 21.3 14.2
2014 600 28.7 20.9 14.7
2015 566 30.0 18.8 14.8
2016 562 30.0 18.7 11.9
2017 532 29.7 17.9 14.1

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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