Desert Sonora Elementary School

  • Desert Sonora Elementary School serves 419 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Desert Sonora Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Desert Sonora Elementary School's student population of 419 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students419 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Desert Sonora Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Sonora Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Desert Sonora Elementary School is 0.08, 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#937 out of 2111 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Desert Sonora Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
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American Indian
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6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
96%
45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Desert Sonora Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
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5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Desert Sonora Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 1998-99 school year data.
White
4%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Desert Sonora Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
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3%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Sonora Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.080.65
This chart display the diversity score of Desert Sonora Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Desert Sonora Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Sonora Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSomerton Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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