Desert Thunder Elementary School

16750 West Garfield Dr,

Goodyear, AZ, 85338-6287

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

704 students

Desert Thunder Elementary School 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 Elementary School 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
Desert Thunder Elementary School Total Students (2005-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Desert Thunder Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2005-2012)
Students by Grade Desert Thunder Elementary School 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
Desert Thunder Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2005-2012)
American Indian
1%
5%
Desert Thunder Elementary School American Indian (2006-2012)
Asian
3%
3%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Asian (2005-2012)
Hispanic
45%
43%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Hispanic (2005-2012)
Black
15%
5%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Black (2005-2012)
White
33%
42%
Desert Thunder Elementary School White (2005-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Desert Thunder Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Desert Thunder Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.67 0.64
Desert Thunder Elementary School Diversity Score (2005-2012)
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.
18%
36%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2012)
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%
11%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,516 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Avondale Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
1
Number of Students Managed 6,516 285
Avondale Elementary  School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $48 MM $2 MM
Avondale Elementary  School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $60 MM $2 MM
Avondale Elementary  School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,461 $9,374
Avondale Elementary  School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,289 $8,323
Avondale Elementary  School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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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  • Goodyear Copper Trails Elementary School
    16875 West Canyon Trails Blvd
    Goodyear , AZ , 85338
    (623)772-4100
    0.9  mi  |  829  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Goodyear Wildflower School
    325 South Wildflower Dr
    Goodyear , AZ , 85338
    (623)772-5200
    1.2  mi  |  476  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Goodyear The Odyssey Preparatory Academy Goodyear
    Charter School
    17532 West Harrison St
    Goodyear , AZ , 85338
    (623)327-3111
    Charter School
    1.3  mi  |  631  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Goodyear West-mec - Desert Edge High School
    Vocational School
    15778 West Yuma Rd
    Goodyear , AZ , 85338
    (623)873-1860
    Vocational School
    1.8  mi  |  2  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Goodyear Desert Edge High School
    15778 West Yuma Rd
    Goodyear , AZ , 85338
    (623)932-7000
    1.8  mi  |  1497  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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