Desert Sage Elementary School

  • Desert Sage Elementary School serves 427 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 28% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 44% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%.

School Overview

  • Desert Sage Elementary School's student population of 427 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students427 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Sage Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Sage Elementary School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#651 out of 1,704 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desert Sage Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio24:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
45%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Desert Sage Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
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White
52%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Desert Sage Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Sage Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.530.60
This chart display the diversity score of Desert Sage Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Sage Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePueblo County 70 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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