Desert Mountain Elementary School

  • Desert Mountain Elementary School serves 665 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Desert Mountain Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Desert Mountain Elementary School's student population of 665 students has grown by 38% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 80% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students665 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Mountain Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 18:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Mountain 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#199 out of 1897 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
18%
45%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
76%
38%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score0.390.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameQueen Creek Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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