22301 S Hawes Rd
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Desert Mountain Elementary School serves 812 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Desert Mountain Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (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 70% (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 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 812 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Desert Mountain Elementary School's student population of 812 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 29% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
812 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Mountain Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Mountain 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#174 out of 2120 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
21%
46%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
69%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 812 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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