Desert Mesa Elementary School

  • Desert Mesa Elementary School serves 714 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 48% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 46% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Desert Mesa 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 61%.

School Overview

  • Desert Mesa Elementary School's student population of 714 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students714 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Desert Mesa Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Desert Mesa Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Desert Mesa Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,842 schools in Arizona (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Mesa Elementary School is 0.46, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Desert Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desert Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio22:120:1
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American Indian
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Desert Mesa Elementary School and percentage of American Indian students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Desert Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of Asian students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Hispanic
68%
45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Desert Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Desert Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of Black students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
29%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Desert Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of White students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Desert Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of students of two or more races in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Mesa Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.460.42
This chart display the diversity score of Desert Mesa Elementary School and the average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Desert Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
11%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameYuma Elementary School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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