Desert Star

  • Desert Star serves 696 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (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 33% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Desert Star 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 19:1 is equal to the Arizona state level of 19:1.

School Overview

  • Desert Star's student population of 696 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students696 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Star 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 19:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Star is 0.58, 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#1325 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
54%
45%
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Black
12%
5%
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White
30%
38%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.580.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAvondale Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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