Desert Palms Elementary School

11441 N. 55th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85304
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Desert Palms Elementary School serves 525 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Desert Palms 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 bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Desert Palms Elementary School's student population of 525 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students525 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Palms Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Palms Elementary School is 0.68, which is more 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 Testing Rank
#1386 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
40%
45%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
39%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.680.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePeoria Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Desert Palms Elementary School is Ironwood High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Arroyo Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Glendale Arroyo Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 570 students
    1.1 miles
    4535 W Cholla
    Glendale, AZ 85304
    (602) 896-5100
    1.1 K-8 570
  • Glendale Heritage School Math: 39% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 558 students
    1.1 miles
    5312 W Mountain View
    Glendale, AZ 85302
    (623) 412-4525
    1.1 K-8 558
  • Glendale Ironwood High School Math: 68% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 7-12 | 1,974 student
    1.1 miles
    6051 W. Sweetwater Ave.
    Glendale, AZ 85304
    (623) 486-6400
    1.1 7-12 1,974
  • Glendale Marshall Ranch Elementary School Math: 32% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 773 students
    1.1 miles
    12995 N Marshall Ranch Dr
    Glendale, AZ 85304
    (623) 486-6450
    1.1 PK-8 773
  • Glendale West-mec - Ironwood High School Vocational School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12
    1.1 miles
    6051 W. Sweetwater
    Glendale, AZ 85304
    (623) 873-1860
    1.1 9-12 n/a

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