Desert Springs Elementary School

  • Desert Springs Elementary School serves 664 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the ID average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 23%.
  • Desert Springs Elementary School operates within the Vallivue School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 664 students has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 664 students
Desert Springs Elementary School Total Students (2008-2015)
Gender % Desert Springs Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Desert Springs Elementary School Total Teachers (2008-2015)
Students by Grade Desert Springs Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (ID) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 19:1
Desert Springs Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2008-2014)
American Indian
1%
1%
Desert Springs Elementary School American Indian Students (2008-2015)
Asian
n/a
1%
Desert Springs Elementary School Asian Students (2009-2013)
Hispanic
46%
17%
Desert Springs Elementary School Black Students (2008-2015)
Black
n/a
1%
Desert Springs Elementary School Black Students (2008-2013)
White
52%
77%
Desert Springs Elementary School White Students (2008-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Desert Springs Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Desert Springs Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.52 0.29
Desert Springs Elementary School Diversity Score (2008-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
Desert Springs Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2008-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
Desert Springs Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2014)

District Comparison

  • Vallivue School District's student population of 8,209 students has grown by 10% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $6,787 in this district is less than the state average of $8,442. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $6,564 is less than the state average of $8,021. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four years.
School District Name Vallivue School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
2
Number of Students Managed 8,209 529
Vallivue School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $52 MM $5 MM
Vallivue School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $50 MM $4 MM
Vallivue School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $6,787 $8,442
Vallivue School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $6,564 $8,021
Vallivue School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

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