Desert Thunder Elementary School

Desert Thunder Elementary School serves 619 students in grades KG - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the AZ average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Desert Thunder Elementary School operates within the Avondale Elementary School District.

School Overview

The student population of 619 students has declined by 16% over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 619 students
Desert Thunder Elementary School Total Students (2005-2014)
Gender % Desert Thunder Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Desert Thunder Elementary School Total Teachers (2005-2014)
Students by Grade Desert Thunder Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 23:1
Desert Thunder Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2014)
American Indian
1%
5%
Desert Thunder Elementary School American Indian Students (2006-2014)
Asian
3%
3%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Asian Students (2005-2014)
Hispanic
48%
44%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Black Students (2005-2014)
Black
18%
5%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Black Students (2005-2014)
White
30%
41%
Desert Thunder Elementary School White Students (2005-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.65 0.42
Desert Thunder Elementary School Diversity Score (2005-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
42%
36%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
14%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2014)

District Comparison

Avondale Elementary School District's student population of 5,673 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,738 in this district is less than the state average of $9,449. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,391 is less than the state average of $8,879. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Avondale Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
1
Number of Students Managed 5,673 274
Avondale Elementary  School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $55 MM $3 MM
Avondale Elementary  School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $52 MM $2 MM
Avondale Elementary  School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $8,738 $9,449
Avondale Elementary  School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $8,391 $8,879
Avondale Elementary  School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Desert Edge High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Aspc-perryville (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Copper Trails Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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