Desert Palms Elementary School

  • Desert Palms Elementary School serves 515 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 40% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Desert Palms Elementary School's student population of 515 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students515 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Palms Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Palms Elementary School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#896 out of 1,842 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desert Palms Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
41%
45%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
41%
38%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Palms Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.660.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Palms Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePeoria Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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