Desert Mesa Elementary School
Desert Mesa Elementary School serves 689 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 689 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
- Minority Enrollment: 77%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in AZ
- Math Proficiency: 50% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 52% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education
Desert Mesa Elementary School's student population of 689 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Desert Mesa Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Mesa Elementary School is 0.40, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#674 out of 2120 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education
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