Desert Shadows Elementary School

5902 E Sweetwater
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Desert Shadows Elementary School serves 448 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Desert Shadows Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Desert Shadows Elementary School's student population of 448 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students448 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Shadows Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Shadows Elementary School is 0.38, 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 Testing Rank
#297 out of 2120 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
16%
45%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
77%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.380.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameParadise Valley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Desert Shadows Elementary School is Horizon High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Desert Shadows Middle School (0.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Scottsdale Desert Shadows Middle School Math: 57% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 5-8 | 937 students
    0.0 miles
    5858 E Sweetwater
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    (602) 449-6800
    0 5-8 937
  • Phoenix Sage Academy Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 120 students
    0.8 miles
    1055 E Hearn Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85022
    (602) 485-3402
    0.8 K-8 120
  • Scottsdale Sequoya Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 498 students
    0.9 miles
    11808 N. 64th St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    (480) 484-6100
    0.9 K-5 498
  • Phoenix Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 434 students
    1.1 miles
    6010 East Acoma Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    (602) 449-7100
    1.1 PK-6 434
  • Phoenix Freedom Academy Charter School
    Math: 42% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 419 students
    1.3 miles
    3916 E Paradise Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    (602) 424-0771
    1.3 K-8 419

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