Desert Elementary School

  • Desert Elementary School serves 25 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Wyoming state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is lower than the Wyoming state average of 53%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Desert Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wyoming for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Wyoming state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Wyoming state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • Desert Elementary School's student population of 25 students has declined by 39% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 5 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students25 students
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Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 318 schools in Wyoming (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 6:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Elementary School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WY)
Overall Testing Rank#195 out of 318 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio5:113:1
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American Indian
8%
4%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
36%
14%
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Black
n/a
1%
White
52%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WY.
Diversity Score0.600.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
28%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
28%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wyoming by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSweetwater County School District #1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WY Dept. of Education

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