Copper Basin

9 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Copper Basin

The Copper Basin is an area in the U.S. state of Arizona, located in the northeast corner of the state. It is surrounded by the White Mountains, the Mogollon Rim, and the San Francisco Peaks. The Copper Basin is known for its unique geology and diverse landscape, as well as its rich history of copper mining.
The Copper Basin is home to a variety of wildlife, including mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions. The area also has many different bird species, including bald eagles, hawks, and owls. The Copper Basin is a popular destination for nature lovers, hikers, and campers.
The Copper Basin is also home to the largest copper mine in the United States, the Morenci Mine. The mine produces copper, gold, silver, and molybdenum, and is one of the largest employers in the area.
The Copper Basin has a long history of copper mining, and many of the old mining sites are still visible in the area. The Copper Basin is also home to several historic sites, including the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation and the Tohono O’odham Nation.
The Copper Basin is a beautiful and unique area, with a rich history and diverse wildlife. It is a great place to explore and experience the beauty of the Southwest.

Address:

28682 N Main St
Florence, AZ 85132

Phone:

(480) 888-7500

Site:

fusdaz.com

Grades:

Pre-K – 8

Enrollment:

616 students

Overview Copper Basin

Copper Basin serves 616 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Copper Basin placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Verdict on Copper Basin

Copper Basin is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Copper Basin is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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