Desert Mirage Elementary School

  • Desert Mirage Elementary School serves 762 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is equal to the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Desert Mirage 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Desert Mirage Elementary School's student population of 762 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students762 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Mirage Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,897 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Mirage Elementary School is 0.48, 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 School Rank (16-17)#736 out of 1897 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
70%
45%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
17%
38%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Mirage Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.480.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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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 Mirage Elementary School is Raymond S. Kellis (1.2 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Discovery School (0.7 miles away)
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