Desert Sonora Elementary School
Desert Sonora Elementary School serves 471 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Desert Sonora Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona 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 18% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-6
- Enrollment: 471 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
- Minority Enrollment: 98%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AZ
- Math Proficiency: 18% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 27% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education
Desert Sonora Elementary School's student population of 471 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 23% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Desert Sonora Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Sonora Elementary School is 0.04, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1111 out of 1854 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch (19-20)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Desert Sonora Elementary School?
471 students attend Desert Sonora Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
98% of Desert Sonora Elementary School students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Desert Sonora Elementary School?
Desert Sonora Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Desert Sonora Elementary School offer ?
Desert Sonora Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Desert Sonora Elementary School part of?
Desert Sonora Elementary School is part of Somerton Elementary District (4500) School District.
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