Desert Garden Elementary School

7020 W. Ocotillo Road
Glendale, AZ 85303
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Desert Garden Elementary School serves 704 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Desert Garden Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Desert Garden Elementary School's student population of 704 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students704 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

Desert Garden Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Garden Elementary School is 0.61, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1388 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
58%
45%
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Black
19%
5%
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White
14%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.610.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGlendale Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Desert Garden Elementary School is Independence High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Challenger Middle School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Glendale Challenger Middle School Alternative School
    Math: 29% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 4-8 | 721 students
    0.3 miles
    6905 W. Maryland Ave
    Glendale, AZ 85303
    (623) 237-4000
    0.3 4-8 721
  • Glendale Independence High School Math: 54% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,959 student
    0.6 miles
    6602 N. 75th Avenue
    Glendale, AZ 85303
    (623) 435-6100
    0.6 9-12 1,959
  • Glendale West-mec - Independence High School Vocational School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12
    0.6 miles
    6602 N. 75th Ave.
    Glendale, AZ 85303
    (623) 435-6100
    0.6 9-12 n/a
  • Glendale Desert Spirit Math: 41% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 878 students
    0.9 miles
    7355 W. Orangewood
    Glendale, AZ 85303
    (623) 237-4000
    0.9 PK-8 878
  • Glendale Harold W Smith School Math: 28% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 798 students
    0.9 miles
    6534 N 63rd Ave
    Glendale, AZ 85301
    (623) 237-4000
    0.9 K-8 798

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