Desert Horizon Elementary School

8525 West Osborn Road
Phoenix, AZ 85037
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
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Bottom 50%
Desert Horizon Elementary School serves 939 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Desert Horizon 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

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Desert Horizon Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Desert Horizon Elementary School's student population of 939 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students939 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Horizon 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 Horizon Elementary School is 0.22, 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
#1961 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
21%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
26%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
88%
45%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
5%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.220.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePendergast Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Desert Horizon Elementary School is Premier Charter High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Amberlea Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Phoenix Amberlea Elementary School Math: 23% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 686 students
    0.7 miles
    8455 West Virginia Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85037
    (623) 772-2200
    0.7 PK-8 686
  • Phoenix Pendergast Elementary School Math: 23% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 828 students
    0.7 miles
    3802 North 91st Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85037
    (623) 772-2200
    0.7 PK-8 828
  • Phoenix Pendergast Private Alternative School
    Grades: PK-8
    0.7 miles
    3841 North 91st Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85037
    (623) 772-2340
    0.7 PK-8 n/a
  • Phoenix Starlight Park School Math: 31% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 824 students
    0.7 miles
    7960 W. Osborn Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85033
    (623) 691-4700
    0.7 K-8 824
  • Phoenix Manuel Pena Junior School Math: 23% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 732 students
    1.1 miles
    2550 N. 79th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85035
    (623) 691-4000
    1.1 K-5 732

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