Desert Valley Elementary School

Desert Valley Elementary School serves 585 students in grades KG - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the AZ average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Desert Valley Elementary School operates within the Peoria Unified School District.

School Overview

The student population of 585 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 585 students
Desert Valley Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Desert Valley Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Desert Valley Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Desert Valley Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 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 18:1 23:1
Desert Valley Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
2%
3%
Desert Valley Elementary School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
28%
44%
Desert Valley Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
7%
5%
Desert Valley Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
61%
41%
Desert Valley Elementary School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Desert Valley Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.55 0.42
Desert Valley Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
38%
36%
Desert Valley Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
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.
8%
14%
Desert Valley Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

Peoria Unified School District's student population of 36,706 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $7,505 in this district is less than the state average of $9,449. The district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,231 is less than the state average of $8,879. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
School District Name Peoria Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
41
1
Number of Students Managed 36,706 311
Peoria Unified   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $281 MM $3 MM
Peoria Unified   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $309 MM $2 MM
Peoria Unified   School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $7,505 $9,449
Peoria Unified   School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $8,231 $8,879
Peoria Unified   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 Ironwood High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Peoria Ecampus (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Marshall Ranch Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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    Grades: 9-12 | 1988 students
    0.4 miles
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    GlendaleAZ 85304
    (623)486-6400
    0.49-121988
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    0.4 miles
    6051 West Sweetwater
    GlendaleAZ 85304
    (623)873-1860
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    Grades: PK-8 | 721 students
    0.5 miles
    12995 North Marshall Ranch Dr
    GlendaleAZ 85304
    (623)486-6450
    0.5PK-8721
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    Grades: KG-8 | 312 students
    0.9 miles
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    PhoenixAZ 85048
    (623)878-0986
    0.9KG-8312
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