8803 W. Van Buren Street
Tolleson, AZ 85353
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Arizona Desert Elementary School serves 576 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Arizona Desert Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Arizona Desert Elementary School's student population of 576 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
576 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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Date
Spring Break (No School)
March 14, 2022 (Monday)

School Rankings

Arizona Desert Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Arizona Desert Elementary School is 0.32, 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#969 out of 2120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
18:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
82%
45%
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Black
10%
5%
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White
4%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 576 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.32 (Btm 50%)

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