Desert Shadows Elementary School

5902 E Sweetwater Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Desert Shadows Elementary School serves 468 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 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 468 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Desert Shadows Elementary School's student population of 468 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
468 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Shadows Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Shadows Elementary School is 0.45, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#188 out of 1854 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
18%
47%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
72%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
3%
9%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desert Shadows Elementary School's ranking?
Desert Shadows Elementary School is ranked #188 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Desert Shadows Elementary School often compared to?
Desert Shadows Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Liberty Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 61% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Desert Shadows Elementary School?
468 students attend Desert Shadows Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of Desert Shadows Elementary School students are White, 18% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Desert Shadows Elementary School?
Desert Shadows Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Desert Shadows Elementary School offer ?
Desert Shadows Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Desert Shadows Elementary School part of?
Desert Shadows Elementary School is part of Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 468 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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