#26 Elementary School in AZ and #21 in Maricopa County

North Ranch Elementary School

16406 N 61st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

How Good is North Ranch Elementary School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
B- Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A Overall Grade

North Ranch Elementary School is a elementary school in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is in Maricopa County. It has 513 students and 33 teachers and serves grades PK-6.

When compared to other schools in Arizona it is above average and has received and a grade of A from The School Review. The school ranks 21 for elementary schools in Maricopa County and 26 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


Arizona standardized test performance, among other factors, are used to calculate the academic grade for a school. North Ranch Elementary School performs significantly above average compared to other Arizona elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: AZ Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. North Ranch Elementary School received a grade of B- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other elementary schools in Arizona.

Students : Teacher
AZ Avg. 20
Uncertified Teachers
AZ Avg. 6%
New Teachers
AZ Avg. 20%
Learning Enviroment Grade B-
Student–Teacher Ratio Good
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


School safety is estimated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Due to incomplete data the safety grade was not able to be determined for this school.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


Information about the student body at North Ranch Elementary School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
AZ Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
AZ Avg. 47%
Econ. Disadvantaged
AZ Avg. 57%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 513
Minority Students 189
Diversity Index 40
Students with Disablities N/A
Economically Disadvantaged 6%
Limited English Proficiency 4%
Gifted Students 29%


A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are elementary schools nearest to North Ranch Elementary School. The table includes The School Review’s grade for each of the schools. All Scottsdale schools can be seen on the Scottsdale, Arizona schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School A- A- B A-
2 Copper Canyon Elementary School A A+ B- A+
3 Liberty Elementary School B+ A- C- A
4 Sandpiper Elementary School A- A C A-
5 Plc Arts Academy at Scottsdale Inc. B- A D N/A

North Ranch Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at North Ranch Elementary School? The school reported 513 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • Is North Ranch Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is North Ranch Elementary School in? The school is located in Maricopa County.
  • How can I contact North Ranch Elementary School? The school's number is (602) 449-6400. You can visit their website at http://www.pvschools.net.
  • Where is North Ranch Elementary School? 16406 N 61st Place, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School
6010 East Acoma Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Copper Canyon Elementary School
17650 North 54th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Liberty Elementary School
5125 E Marilyn Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Sandpiper Elementary School
6724 E Hearn Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Plc Arts Academy at Scottsdale Inc.
6140 E Thunderbird Scottsdale, AZ 85254