8803 W Van Buren St
Tolleson, AZ 85353
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Arizona Desert Elementary School serves 618 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Arizona Desert Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 618 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Arizona Desert Elementary School's student population of 618 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
618 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Arizona Desert Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Arizona Desert Elementary School is 0.31, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1125 out of 1854 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
2%
5%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
83%
46%
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Black
7%
6%
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White
5%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

17% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).

How many students attend Arizona Desert Elementary School?

618 students attend Arizona Desert Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

83% of Arizona Desert Elementary School students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 5% of students are White, 2% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Arizona Desert Elementary School?

Arizona Desert Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is equal to the Arizona state average of 17:1.

What grades does Arizona Desert Elementary School offer ?

Arizona Desert Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8

What school district is Arizona Desert Elementary School part of?

Arizona Desert Elementary School is part of Tolleson Elementary School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break- No School
March 13, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day of School- Early Dismissal 11:15a.m.
May 26, 2023 (Friday)

School Reviews

5   11/4/2022
Great school with great staff!
- Posted by Parent - Jen

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 618 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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