1240 S Recycler Rd
Cornville, AZ 86325
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Desert Star Community School serves 166 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Desert Star Community 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 166 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Desert Star Community School's student population of 166 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
166 students
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n/a
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School Rankings

Desert Star Community School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Star Community School is 0.39, 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
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1495 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
17:1
American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
19%
46%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
76%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
9%
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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?

20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% AZ state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AZ state average).

How many students attend Desert Star Community School?

166 students attend Desert Star Community School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

76% of Desert Star Community School students are White, 19% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.

What grades does Desert Star Community School offer ?

Desert Star Community School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8

What school district is Desert Star Community School part of?

Desert Star Community School is part of Desert Star Community School Inc. School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 166 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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