Desert Sky Middle School

Public 6-8

 9850 E. Rankin Loop
       Vail, AZ  85747


 (520) 762-2040

 School Website

District: Vail Unified School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
35th of 711 Arizona Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  19.6
Number of students:  758

Racial breakdown:
White:
51.1%
Hispanic:
33.6%
African American:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.8%

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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 Sky Middle School ranked better than 95.1% of middle schools in Arizona. It also ranked first among 4 ranked middle schools in the Vail Unified School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.74. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Desert Sky Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Vail Unified School District. Racial makeup is: White (51.1%), Hispanic (33.6%), African American (6.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 28.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Vail Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Sky Middle School is 19.6, which is the highest among 4 middle schools in the Vail Unified School District! (See more...)
Compare Desert Sky Middle School employs 38.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Desert Sky Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Sky Middle School 35th of 711 Arizona public middle schools. (See Desert Sky Middle School in the ranking list.)

Vail Unified School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Vail Unified School District 53rd of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Desert Sky Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 89.98 32nd 663 95.2%
2010 87.83 53rd 692 92.3%
2011 89.03 44th 685 93.6%
2012 87.17 48th 772 93.8%
2013 86.72 51st 787 93.5%
2014 92.11 27th 690 96.1%
2015 83.34 76th 521 85.4%
2016 91.97 42nd 677 93.8%
2017 91.50 42nd 695 94.0%
2018 92.74 35th 711 95.1%

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
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Open Quote While they do have the right intentions of excelling, they are failing to provide realism and teach how to be diverse. This is a grave mistake and it needs to be addressed. One of the rules cleary is in violation of the freedom of speech and its discriminatory in nature. Unallowing 'Un-Natural' hair coloring is one way of setting a bad example. Using the excuse that it causes a distraction is opinionated and no evidence to come to their conclusion exists. Children and obviously adults of today need to learn that appearances are not what makes a person.

I still give an average score, but the school can definitely get better if they step back and look at things outside of their paradigm. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Desert Sky Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 481 51 13 140 6 n/a n/a 0 691
2003 481 51 13 140 6 n/a n/a 0 691
2004 467 61 15 145 5 n/a n/a 0 693
2005 460 52 16 134 2 n/a n/a 0 664
2006 439 54 18 133 2 n/a n/a 0 646
2007 481 51 28 162 4 n/a n/a 0 726
2008 490 46 34 162 3 n/a n/a 0 735
2009 481 48 31 184 4 n/a n/a 0 748
2010 450 39 28 175 5 n/a n/a 0 697
2011 419 32 25 180 7 1 0 0 664
2012 427 46 25 194 6 1 1 0 700
2013 457 51 24 213 6 0 6 0 757
2014 430 49 21 226 5 0 10 0 741
2015 420 54 28 237 3 1 14 0 757
2016 398 56 28 264 3 3 22 0 774
2017 387 47 36 255 5 5 23 0 758

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 Sky Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 691 43.3 16.0 14.9
2003 691 43.3 16.0 14.9
2004 693 42.6 16.3 15.4
2005 664 51.6 12.9 n/a
2006 646 39.6 16.3 13.5
2007 726 39.3 18.5 12.4
2008 735 40.3 18.2 13.3
2009 748 43.0 17.4 14.3
2010 697 36.0 19.3 20.1
2011 664 31.8 20.8 20.0
2012 700 30.0 23.3 21.4
2013 757 35.3 21.3 27.1
2014 741 36.8 20.0 27.3
2015 757 34.0 22.2 29.7
2016 774 40.0 19.3 n/a
2017 758 38.5 19.6 28.8

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 Sky Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 691 43.3 16.0 14.9
2003 691 43.3 16.0 14.9
2004 693 42.6 16.3 15.4
2005 664 51.6 12.9 n/a
2006 646 39.6 16.3 13.5
2007 726 39.3 18.5 12.4
2008 735 40.3 18.2 13.3
2009 748 43.0 17.4 14.3
2010 697 36.0 19.3 20.1
2011 664 31.8 20.8 20.0
2012 700 30.0 23.3 21.4
2013 757 35.3 21.3 27.1
2014 741 36.8 20.0 27.3
2015 757 34.0 22.2 29.7
2016 774 40.0 19.3 n/a
2017 758 38.5 19.6 28.8

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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