Desert Springs Elementary School

Desert Springs Elementary School serves 631 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the ID average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 22%.
Desert Springs Elementary School operates within the Vallivue School District.

Overview

The student population of 631 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 631 students
Desert Springs Elementary School Total Students (2008-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Desert Springs Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2008-2012)
Students by Grade Desert Springs Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (ID) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 16:1
Desert Springs Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2008-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Desert Springs Elementary School Asian (2009-2011)
Hispanic
45%
16%
Desert Springs Elementary School Hispanic (2008-2012)
Black
n/a
1%
Desert Springs Elementary School Black (2008-2011)
White
51%
78%
Desert Springs Elementary School White (2008-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.54 0.48
Desert Springs Elementary School Diversity Score (2008-2012)
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.
67%
39%
Desert Springs Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2008-2012)
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.
7%
10%
Desert Springs Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,430 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Vallivue School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
3
Number of Students Managed 7,430 591
Vallivue   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $54 MM $6 MM
Vallivue   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $50 MM $6 MM
Vallivue   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,599 $10,010
Vallivue   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $7,043 $9,580
Vallivue   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Vallivue Academy (alternative School) (1.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Sage Valley Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is East Canyon Elementary School (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Caldwell Sage Valley Middle School
    18070 Santa Ana Ave
    Caldwell , ID , 83687
    (208)468-4919
    0.1  mi  |  896  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Nampa East Canyon Elementary School
    18408 Northside Blvd
    Nampa , ID , 83687
    (208)466-6929
    1.5  mi  |  460  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Caldwell Vallivue Academy (alternative School)
    Alternative School
    6123 Timbre Dr
    Caldwell , ID , 83607
    (208)455-1917
    Alternative School
    1.7  mi  |  99  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Nampa Nampa Alternative Night School
    Alternative School
    1303 East Greenhurst Rd
    Nampa , ID , 83686
    (208)498-0562
    Alternative School
    1.9  mi  |  1  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Caldwell Vision Charter School
    Charter School
    20185 Lolo Ave
    Caldwell , ID , 83605
    (208)455-9220
    Charter School
    2.2  mi  |  506  students  |  Gr.  KG-11

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