Desert Sage Elementary School

9325 West Mossywood Street
Boise, ID 83709
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Desert Sage Elementary School serves 593 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Desert Sage Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Idaho for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 40%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 54%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Idaho state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Idaho state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 593 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in ID
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ID Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Desert Sage Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Idaho for:

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School Overview

Desert Sage Elementary School's student population of 593 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
593 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Sage Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 707 schools in Idaho (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Sage Elementary School is 0.63, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (ID)
Overall Testing Rank
#505 out of 707 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
1%
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Hispanic
14%
19%
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Black
14%
1%
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White
57%
74%
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Hawaiian
3%
1%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
20%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
11%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ID Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desert Sage Elementary School's ranking?
Desert Sage Elementary School is ranked #505 out of 707 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Idaho.
What schools are Desert Sage Elementary School often compared to?
Desert Sage Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lake Hazel Elementary School, Silver Sage Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
33% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% ID state average), while 43% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% ID state average).
How many students attend Desert Sage Elementary School?
593 students attend Desert Sage Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of Desert Sage Elementary School students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Black, 6% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Desert Sage Elementary School?
Desert Sage Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Idaho state average of 17:1.
What grades does Desert Sage Elementary School offer ?
Desert Sage Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Desert Sage Elementary School part of?
Desert Sage Elementary School is part of Joint School District No. 2.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 593 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ID Dept. of Education

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