Sonoran Heights Elementary School

Sonoran Heights Elementary School serves 895 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Sonoran Heights Elementary School operates within the Dysart Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 895 students has grown by 36% over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 895 students
Sonoran Heights Elementary School Total Students (2007-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Sonoran Heights Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2007-2013)
Students by Grade Sonoran Heights Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 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 21:1 18:1
Sonoran Heights Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2007-2013)
Asian
5%
3%
Sonoran Heights Elementary School Asian (2007-2013)
Hispanic
24%
43%
Sonoran Heights Elementary School Hispanic (2007-2013)
Black
7%
5%
Sonoran Heights Elementary School Black (2007-2013)
White
62%
42%
Sonoran Heights Elementary School White (2007-2013)
Two or more races
2%
2%
All Ethnic Groups Sonoran Heights Elementary School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.56 0.42
Sonoran Heights Elementary School Diversity Score (2007-2013)
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.
16%
37%
Sonoran Heights Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2013)
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.
4%
10%
Sonoran Heights Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2009-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 26,077 students has grown by 6% over five years.
School District Name Dysart Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
1
Number of Students Managed 26,077 299
Dysart Unified  School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $211 MM $2 MM
District Spending $237 MM $2 MM
District Revenue / Student $8,659 $9,374
Dysart Unified  School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,730 $8,323
Dysart Unified  School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Imagine Prep Surprise (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Imagine Surprise Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rancho Gabriela Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • SurpriseRancho Gabriela Elementary School
    15272 West Gabriela Dr
    SurpriseAZ 85379
    (623)876-7000
    0.8 mi | 1164 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Surprise Imagine Rosefield Elementary School
    Charter School
    12050 North Bullard Ave
    SurpriseAZ 85379
    (623)344-4300
    Charter School

    1.4 mi | 696 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • SurpriseMarley Park Elementary School
    15042 West Sweetwater Rd
    SurpriseAZ 85379
    (623)876-7000
    1.5 mi | 1097 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • SurpriseCalibre Academy Surprise
    Charter School
    15688 West Acoma Ln
    SurpriseAZ 85379
    (623)556-2179
    Charter School

    2 mi | 658 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • SurpriseImagine Prep Surprise
    Charter School
    14850 North 156th Ave
    SurpriseAZ 85379
    (602)547-7961
    Charter School

    2.1 mi | 176 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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