Desert Mesa Elementary School

2350 S Avenue 7 1/2 E
Yuma, AZ 85365
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Desert Mesa Elementary School serves 784 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Desert Mesa 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 top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 784 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Desert Mesa Elementary School's student population of 784 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
784 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Mesa Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Mesa Elementary School is 0.39, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#974 out of 1854 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
76%
47%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
20%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
10%
9%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desert Mesa Elementary School's ranking?
Desert Mesa Elementary School is ranked #974 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Desert Mesa Elementary School often compared to?
Desert Mesa Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Sunrise Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Desert Mesa Elementary School?
784 students attend Desert Mesa Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Desert Mesa Elementary School students are Hispanic, 20% of students are White, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Desert Mesa Elementary School?
Desert Mesa Elementary School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Desert Mesa Elementary School offer ?
Desert Mesa Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Desert Mesa Elementary School part of?
Desert Mesa Elementary School is part of Yuma Elementary District (4499) School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 784 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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