Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School

6010 East Acoma Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School serves 434 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School's student population of 434 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students434 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School is 0.41, 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
#371 out of 2120 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
45%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
76%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.410.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameParadise Valley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School is Horizon High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Freedom Academy (0.5 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Phoenix Freedom Academy Charter School
    Math: 42% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 419 students
    0.5 miles
    3916 E Paradise Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    (602) 424-0771
    0.5 K-8 419
  • Scottsdale Horizon High School Math: 65% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 7-12 | 2,134 students
    0.5 miles
    5601 East Greenway Road
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    (602) 449-6000
    0.5 7-12 2,134
  • Scottsdale West-mec - Horizon High School Vocational School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12
    0.5 miles
    5601 E. Greenway Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    (623) 873-1860
    0.5 9-12 n/a
  • Phoenix Sage Academy Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 120 students
    0.9 miles
    1055 E Hearn Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85022
    (602) 485-3402
    0.9 K-8 120
  • Scottsdale Liberty Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 485 students
    1.0 miles
    5125 E. Marilyn Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    (602) 449-6200
    1 PK-6 485

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