Desert Valley Elementary School

Desert Valley Elementary School serves 570 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Desert Valley Elementary School operates within the Peoria Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 570 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 570 students
Desert Valley Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Desert Valley Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Desert Valley Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less 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 13:1 18:1
Desert Valley Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
5%
Asian
2%
3%
Desert Valley Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
23%
43%
Desert Valley Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
6%
5%
Desert Valley Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
64%
42%
Desert Valley Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Desert Valley Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Desert Valley 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.
0.54 0.64
Desert Valley Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
33%
36%
Desert Valley Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2012)
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%
11%
Desert Valley Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 36,513 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Peoria Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
41
1
Number of Students Managed 36,513 285
Peoria Unified   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $295 MM $2 MM
Peoria Unified   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $339 MM $2 MM
Peoria Unified   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,727 $9,374
Peoria Unified   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,894 $8,323
Peoria Unified   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 Ironwood High School (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Peoria Ecampus (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sunburst School (2.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Glendale Ironwood High School
    6051 West Sweetwater Ave
    Glendale , AZ , 85304
    (623)486-6400
    0.4  mi  |  1980  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Glendale West-mec - Ironwood High School
    Vocational School
    6051 West Sweetwater
    Glendale , AZ , 85304
    (623)873-1860
    Vocational School
    0.4  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Glendale Marshall Ranch Elementary School
    12995 North Marshall Ranch Dr
    Glendale , AZ , 85304
    (623)486-6450
    0.5  mi  |  769  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Peoria Sequoia Redwood Charter School
    Charter School
    6810 West Thunderbird Rd
    Peoria , AZ , 85048
    (623)878-0986
    Charter School
    0.9  mi  |  78  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Peoria Oakwood Elementary School
    12900 North 71st Ave
    Peoria , AZ , 85381
    (623)412-4725
    1  mi  |  856  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

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