Desert Spirit

  • Desert Spirit serves 878 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower 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 Spirit 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.

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School Overview

  • Desert Spirit's student population of 878 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students878 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Spirit is ranked within the bottom 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Spirit is 0.51, 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 School Rank#1197 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
68%
45%
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Black
13%
5%
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White
11%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.510.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGlendale Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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    0.9 miles
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    0.9 miles
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  • Glendale Challenger Middle School Alternative School
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