Desert Thunder

16750 West Garfield Dr,

Goodyear, AZ, 85338-6287

Tel: (623)772-4700
Grades: KG-8

704 students

Desert Thunder serves 704 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 58%.
Desert Thunder operates within the Avondale Elementary School District.
Overview
The student population of 704 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 704 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Students by Grade
School Comparison
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
18:1
American Indian
1%
5%
Asian
3%
3%
Hispanic
45%
43%
Black
15%
5%
White
33%
42%
Unknown
3%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity ScoreThe 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. 0.67
0.64
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies 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. 18%
36%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies 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%
11%
District Comparison
The district's student population of 5,703 students has grown by 0% over five years.
School District Name Avondale Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
n/a
Number of Students Managed 5,703
n/a
District Total Revenue n/a
n/a
District Spending n/a
n/a
District Revenue / Student n/a
n/a
District Spending / Student n/a
n/a
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is West-mec - Desert Edge High School (1.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Aspc-perryville (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Scott L Libby Elementary School (3 miles away)
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