Copper Ridge School

Summary:

Copper Ridge School is a public elementary and middle school serving around 600 students in grades PK-8 in the Scottsdale Unified District in Scottsdale, Arizona. The school has consistently ranked among the top elementary schools in the state, with a 4-5 star rating from SchoolDigger over the past decade.

Copper Ridge School stands out for its exceptional academic performance, consistently outperforming the Scottsdale Unified District and the state of Arizona in assessments across grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, 82% of 3rd graders at Copper Ridge were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 65% for the district and 41% for the state. The school also performs exceptionally well for certain student subgroups, such as ranking 36th out of 607 Arizona elementary schools for African American students and 14th out of 219 for Native American students. However, the school's racial composition is predominantly white, with around 80% of students identifying as such, which is higher than nearby schools like North Ranch Elementary School and Sandpiper Elementary School.

While Copper Ridge School's consistent high performance and low dropout rates are impressive, the disparities in subgroup performance and the school's racial composition raise questions about equity and inclusiveness. It would be valuable to understand the factors contributing to these trends and whether the school is actively working to promote a more diverse and representative student body. Additionally, the fluctuations in spending per student at the school over the years warrant further investigation to ensure the school has the necessary resources to support its educational programs.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 10101 E Thompson Peak Pkwy
       Scottsdale, AZ  85255-3300


(480) 484-1400

District: Scottsdale Unified District

SchoolDigger Rank:
176th of 1,245 Arizona Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,613 Help


Students who attend Copper Ridge School usually attend:

High:    Chaparral High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  600

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.3%
Hispanic:
9.0%
Asian:
3.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Copper Ridge School ranks better than 85.9% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranks 12th among 18 ranked elementary schools in the Scottsdale Unified District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.37. (See more...)
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Compare Details Copper Ridge School ranks better than 93.9% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.94. (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 Racial makeup is: White (81.3%), Hispanic (9%), Asian (3.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Copper Ridge School is 15.3. 10 elementary schools in the Scottsdale Unified District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Copper Ridge School employs 39.1 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Copper Ridge School is $7,613. 11 elementary schools in the Scottsdale Unified District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Copper Ridge School:

SchoolDigger ranks Copper Ridge School 176th of 1245 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Copper Ridge School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Copper Ridge School 52nd of 854 Arizona public middle schools. (See Copper Ridge School in the ranking list.)

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Scottsdale Unified District:

SchoolDigger ranks Scottsdale Unified District 92nd of 540 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Copper Ridge School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 88.46 59th 1062 94.4%
2010 89.79 63rd 1090 94.2%
2011 90.08 60th 1075 94.4%
2012 86.97 74th 1141 93.5%
2013 84.12 122nd 1158 89.5%
2014 86.26 120th 1079 88.9%
2015 77.77 193rd 955 79.8%
2016 89.59 95th 1079 91.2%
2017 90.82 84th 1106 92.4%
2018 92.45 72nd 1109 93.5%
2019 87.84 98th 1039 90.6%
2021 93.68 68th 1226 94.5%
2022 79.06 175th 1000 82.5%
2023 85.37 176th 1245 85.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 62.55 289th 1027 71.9%
2023 50.51 292nd 617 52.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 98.78 8th 1201 99.3%
2022 59.75 73rd 145 49.7%
2023 81.64 71st 820 91.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 71.42 163rd 618 73.6%
2023 69.84 236th 1116 78.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.23 79th 1023 92.3%
2019 84.92 92nd 862 89.3%
2021 89.63 104th 1219 91.5%
2022 73.16 176th 824 78.6%
2023 83.38 175th 1219 85.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.77 46th 1032 95.5%
2019 83.35 109th 850 87.2%
2021 95.02 37th 1220 97.0%
2022 76.80 148th 830 82.2%
2023 83.99 175th 1216 85.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 73.61 105th 620 83.1%
2022 47.76 137th 270 49.3%
2023 55.15 127th 316 59.8%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 47.82 359th 895 59.9%
2022 62.76 107th 289 63.0%
2023 84.36 36th 607 94.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 79.79 147th 1198 87.7%
2022 67.05 229th 716 68.0%
2023 84.97 117th 1170 90.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Native American students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 85.64 14th 219 93.6%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.43 68th 720 90.6%
2019 74.70 111th 595 81.3%
2021 86.60 76th 1161 93.5%
2022 64.30 233rd 800 70.9%
2023 72.44 231st 1024 77.4%
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Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Copper Ridge School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 89.34 35th 663 94.7%
2010 91.05 32nd 692 95.4%
2011 89.36 41st 685 94.0%
2012 84.04 76th 772 90.2%
2013 84.39 75th 787 90.5%
2014 87.34 75th 690 89.1%
2015 66.66 146th 521 72.0%
2016 78.81 116th 677 82.9%
2017 83.31 91st 695 86.9%
2018 89.19 61st 711 91.4%
2019 76.42 121st 605 80.0%
2021 89.06 65th 832 92.2%
2022 70.90 142nd 605 76.5%
2023 90.94 52nd 854 93.9%
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Rank History for middle school Multi-racial students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 54.84 251st 650 61.4%
2023 74.38 49th 384 87.2%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 90.11 15th 789 98.1%
2022 59.61 19th 36 47.2%
2023 78.02 43rd 363 88.2%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 65.87 94th 369 74.5%
2023 88.55 35th 717 95.1%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.51 65th 624 89.6%
2019 73.92 99th 466 78.8%
2021 86.45 74th 820 91.0%
2022 68.71 119th 494 75.9%
2023 87.64 64th 806 92.1%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.33 41st 617 93.4%
2019 68.14 122nd 435 72.0%
2021 88.77 59th 818 92.8%
2022 63.91 141st 476 70.4%
2023 90.41 52nd 810 93.6%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 55.22 188th 404 53.5%
2023 41.80 134th 247 45.7%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 22.50 542nd 573 5.4%
2023 79.53 38th 400 90.5%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 79.02 92nd 802 88.5%
2022 73.72 81st 392 79.3%
2023 77.29 106th 760 86.1%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Copper Ridge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.89 60th 436 86.2%
2019 53.83 155th 337 54.0%
2021 80.47 86th 780 89.0%
2022 48.86 237th 446 46.9%
2023 80.32 77th 675 88.6%
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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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Data source: Arizona Department of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Open Quote This school gets the worst PR and I don't understand why. As a parent of three boys that have been there for over 7 years, I can honestly say my children are all thriving in their academic careers at Copper Ridge. The teachers are dedicated and the administration is always working to better the curriculum and add new and improved programs. The PTO is absolutely amazing and is a powerful voice and a source of help whenever the need arises. If you are moving to this area, I advise you to read the reviews from former students with a grain of salt. I am a parent and highly endorse this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, July 25, 2014

Open Quote Nice large library and technology rooms. Large classrooms and lovely outdoor space. Great athletic fields. Very active PTO that supports classroom aides and lots of extras. But, even in this high socioeconomic area, the school is struggling financially and enrollment is dropping. Perfectly fine school for most kids. They will send/bus to another school if a child is identified gifted because there are no real resources on campus. Very little differentiation for students. Not a challenging environment for high achievers. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 16, 2012

Open Quote Facilities are very clean. Large library. Very little communication between teachers and parents. Not a very rigorous curriculum - but adequate to meet minimum standards. Teachers and PTO are very active and persistent in soliciting additional donations/supplies/money. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, August 7, 2011

Open Quote Coming back to Copper Ridge after leaving for a year. It is by far one of the best schools we've seen!! Love everyone there! State of the art facilities! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Copper Ridge School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 300 0 14 0 0 n/a n/a 0 314
2003 300 0 14 0 0 n/a n/a 0 314
2004 358 2 14 0 1 n/a n/a 0 375
2005 414 4 16 6 0 n/a n/a 0 440
2006 482 5 15 11 2 n/a n/a 0 515
2007 501 14 21 19 3 n/a n/a 0 558
2008 604 14 29 27 5 n/a n/a 0 679
2009 1042 24 58 52 7 n/a n/a 0 1183
2010 1075 27 54 43 5 n/a n/a 0 1204
2011 1059 30 60 50 5 0 2 0 1206
2012 1064 27 48 64 3 1 5 0 1212
2013 1058 17 45 64 6 1 7 0 1198
2014 1018 16 44 74 3 1 7 0 1163
2015 939 18 40 71 3 2 16 0 1089
2016 929 21 49 66 3 0 13 0 1081
2017 879 16 42 66 1 0 12 0 1016
2018 743 12 39 60 6 2 12 0 874
2019 632 13 28 64 8 0 10 0 755
2020 545 16 23 59 6 0 9 0 658
2021 473 14 17 38 5 0 11 0 558
2022 500 19 21 51 2 0 12 0 605
2023 488 15 21 54 3 0 19 0 600

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 Copper Ridge School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 314 17.8 17.6 3.2
2003 314 17.8 17.6 3.2
2004 375 21.4 17.5 n/a
2005 440 23.5 18.7 n/a
2006 515 25.7 20.0 1.7
2007 558 29.4 19.0 1.4
2008 679 35.3 19.2 1.8
2009 1183 63.5 18.6 2.6
2010 1204 68.9 17.4 1.4
2011 1206 64.3 18.7 3.4
2012 1212 73.4 16.4 3.5
2013 1198 69.4 17.2 3.4
2014 1163 57.7 20.1 3.3
2015 1089 56.0 19.4 3
2016 1081 59.0 18.3 2.2
2017 1016 54.7 18.5 3.7
2018 874 47.4 18.4 1.9
2019 755 44.1 17.1 4
2020 658 42.6 15.4 4.9
2021 558 35.1 15.8 n/a
2022 605 37.4 16.1 3.1
2023 600 39.1 15.3 5

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 Copper Ridge School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 314 17.8 17.6 3.2
2003 314 17.8 17.6 3.2
2004 375 21.4 17.5 n/a
2005 440 23.5 18.7 n/a
2006 515 25.7 20.0 1.7
2007 558 29.4 19.0 1.4
2008 679 35.3 19.2 1.8
2009 1183 63.5 18.6 2.6
2010 1204 68.9 17.4 1.4
2011 1206 64.3 18.7 3.4
2012 1212 73.4 16.4 3.5
2013 1198 69.4 17.2 3.4
2014 1163 57.7 20.1 3.3
2015 1089 56.0 19.4 3
2016 1081 59.0 18.3 2.2
2017 1016 54.7 18.5 3.7
2018 874 47.4 18.4 1.9
2019 755 44.1 17.1 4
2020 658 42.6 15.4 4.9
2021 558 35.1 15.8 n/a
2022 605 37.4 16.1 3.1
2023 600 39.1 15.3 5

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 Copper Ridge 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 $208 (73.2%) $60 (21.1%) $475 (167.3%) $12 (4.2%) $04 (1.4%) $16 (5.6%) $284
2020 $116 (1.5%) $161 (2.1%) $392 (5.2%) $6,422 (85.2%) $842 (11.2%) $7,264 (96.3%) $7,541
2021 $120 (1.4%) $585 (7.0%) $826 (9.9%) $7,025 (84.2%) $613 (7.3%) $7,638 (91.5%) $8,344
2022 $185 (2.4%) $499 (6.6%) $870 (11.4%) $6,365 (83.6%) $563 (7.4%) $6,928 (91.0%) $7,613

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Copper Ridge 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 98th of 1039 Elementary schoolsRanks 176th of 1245 Elementary schools
 4.7%
Ranks 121st of 605 Middle schoolsRanks 52nd of 854 Middle schools
 13.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students755600
 20.5%
African American1315
 15.4%
American Indian83
 62.5%
Asian2821
 25%
Hispanic6454
 15.6%
Pacific Islander00
White632488
 22.8%
Two or More Races1019
 90%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients4%5%
 1%


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Students at Copper Ridge School are 81% White, 9% Hispanic, 4% Asian, 3% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 600 students attended Copper Ridge School.

Students who attend Copper Ridge School usually go on to attend:

High : Chaparral High School

Copper Ridge School ranks 176th of 1245 Arizona elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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