Desert Shadows Middle School



Desert Shadows Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Shadows Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 247
7 220
8 223
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Shadows Middle School is a public elementary school located in Nogales, AZ in the Nogales Unified School District. It enrolls 690 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 20.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 690
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 34

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Desert Shadows Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 346
(50%)
1,971
(50%)
 Female 344
(50%)
1,932
(50%)

Desert Shadows Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 682
(99%)
3,862
(99%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
12
(0%)
 White 2
(0%)
19
(0%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Black 1
(0%)
5
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Desert Shadows Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 685
(99%)
3,810
(98%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 3
(0%)
70
(2%)
 Not Eligible 2
(0%)
23
(1%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Desert Shadows Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (99.7%) is significantly higher than the state average of 53.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Desert Shadows Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 872
2006 838
2007 800
2008 770
2009 801
2010 769
2011 769
2012 757
2013 762
2014 691
2015 690

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 24.2
2006 22.1
2007 25
2008 23.3
2009 24.3
2010 24
2011 24.8
2012 21.6
2013 22.4
2014 23
2015 20.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.99082568807339
2006 0.73389021479714
2007 0.7275
2008 0.76233766233766
2009 0.73533083645443
2010 0.77373211963589
2011 0.72041612483745
2012 0.75297225891678
2013 0.99606299212598
2014 N/A
2015 0.99710144927536

Compare Desert Shadows Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
2,030.0% 20.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 99.7%
 

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Public 06 - 08 690 20.3:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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