Shepherd Junior High School
9 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Shepherd Junior High School
Shepherd Junior High School is a vibrant and diverse learning community located in the heart of the city. We provide a safe and supportive environment for our students to grow and learn. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to providing a quality education that prepares our students for success in high school, college, and beyond.
At Shepherd Junior High, we believe in the importance of a well-rounded education. We offer an extensive curriculum that includes core classes such as math, science, English, and social studies, as well as a variety of electives including art, music, and technology. We also offer a variety of extracurricular activities and clubs that allow students to explore their interests and develop their talents.
Our school is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all students. We strive to create an atmosphere where everyone feels safe, respected, and valued. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and we celebrate the unique qualities that each student brings to our school.
At Shepherd Junior High, we are proud of our students and the accomplishments they make every day. We are dedicated to helping our students reach their full potential and prepare them for the future.
1407 N Alta Mesa Dr
Mesa, AZ 85205
Overview Shepherd Junior High School
Shepherd Junior High School serves 676 students in grades 4-8.
Shepherd Junior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (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 37% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on Shepherd Junior High School
Shepherd Junior High School is ranked within the top 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 Shepherd Junior High School is 0.57, 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.