Desert Star Elementary School
Desert Star Elementary School serves 554 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Desert Star Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 21%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
Desert Star Elementary School's student population of 554 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Desert Star Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 742 schools in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Star Elementary School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (NM)
Overall Testing Rank
#195 out of 742 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education
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