Desert Sonora Elementary School

301 N. Carlisle Avenue

Somerton, AZ 85350
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (928)341-6000
  • Desert Sonora Elementary School serves 425 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 38% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 28% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 40%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Desert Sonora Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is equal to the Arizona state level of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 61%.
  • Desert Sonora Elementary School operates within the Somerton Elementary School District.

School Overview

  • Desert Sonora Elementary School's student population of 425 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students425 students
Gender %Desert Sonora Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Students by GradeDesert Sonora Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Desert Sonora Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1842 schools in Arizona (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Sonora Elementary School is 0.11, which is less 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
39%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
40%
Student : Teacher Ratio20:120:1
Hispanic
94%
45%
White
6%
39%
All Ethnic GroupsDesert Sonora Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.110.42
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
99%
11%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Desert Sonora Elementary School is Somerton Elementary School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 603 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Somerton Elementary School District's student population of 2,772 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,754 is higher than the state average of $7,180. The district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $6,398 is less than the state average of $6,852. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
    School District NameSomerton Elementary School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    6
    1
    Number of Students Managed2,772345
    Somerton Elementary School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    29%
    39%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    25%
    40%
    District Total Revenue$24 MM$3 MM
    District Spending$18 MM$2 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,754$7,180
    District Spending / Student$6,398$6,852
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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