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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    NG
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Tempe School District is a public school district located in Tempe, AZ. It has 12,193 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

Tempe School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,193
Free or Reduced Lunch
73.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,436
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,681/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    51%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$54,210
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,114
National
$949
Median Home Value
$255,800
National
$184,700

Tempe School District Reviews

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This is a good, clean district. The only thing I would change is the interactions between the school and students, some admin make it obvious we are dollar signs.
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Great and safe area! The school district is genuinely caring. There is a huge difference comparing my hometown to tempe. My sister moved to Tempe a few years ago and she was the one to recommend that I make the move to Tempe.
I thought the Tempe school district had nice, clean schools. However the education system was lacking. There is not enough challenging programs for students. They also let students fall through the crack with their education. Overall the district needs to improve on exchanging and retaining students so that they have a great future.