Countryside Elementary School

Countryside Elementary School serves 857 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 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%.
Countryside Elementary School operates within the Dysart Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 857 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 857 students
Countryside Elementary School Total Students (2003-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Countryside Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2003-2012)
Students by Grade Countryside Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.85. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 18:1
Countryside Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2003-2012)
American Indian
1%
5%
Countryside Elementary School American Indian (2003-2012)
Asian
1%
3%
Countryside Elementary School Asian (2003-2012)
Hispanic
24%
43%
Countryside Elementary School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
7%
5%
Countryside Elementary School Black (2003-2012)
White
62%
42%
Countryside Elementary School White (2003-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Countryside Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Countryside 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.
0.56 0.85
Countryside Elementary School Diversity Score (2003-2012)
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.
36%
36%
Countryside Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2012)
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.
12%
11%
Countryside Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 24,828 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Dysart Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
1
Number of Students Managed 24,828 257
Dysart Unified  School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $211 MM $2 MM
Dysart Unified  School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $237 MM $2 MM
Dysart Unified  School District Spending (1990-2009)
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: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is West-mec - Valley Vista High School (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Imagine Surprise Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Parkview Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Surprise West-mec - Valley Vista High School
    Vocational School
    15550 North Parkview Place
    Surprise , AZ , 85374
    (623)873-1860
    Vocational School
    0.4  mi  |  3  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Surprise Valley Vista High School
    15550 North Parkview Place
    Surprise , AZ , 85374
    (623)523-8800
    0.4  mi  |  2356  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Surprise West-mec - Willow Canyon High School
    Vocational School
    17901 West Lundburg St
    Surprise , AZ , 85374
    (623)873-1860
    Vocational School
    0.4  mi  |  1  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Surprise Paradise Honors High School
    Charter School
    12775 N. 175th Avenue
    Surprise , AZ , 85388
    ()-
    Charter School
    0.4  mi  |  800  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Surprise Imagine Surprise Middle School
    Charter School
    14850 North 156th Ave
    Surprise , AZ , 85379
    (623)344-4300
    Charter School
    0.5  mi  |  180  students  |  Gr.  7-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended May 18, 2009 - The teachers in this school are by far the worse teachers that I have ever delt with in anyother Dysart school. Their attitudes are very poor when dealing with not only their students but the parents as well. I have even thought about moving, just so my kids would no longer have to attend Countryside Elementry School. - Posted by Parent

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