Desert Star

  • Desert Star serves 720 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 34% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 34% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Desert Star's student population of 720 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students720 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1035 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:119:1
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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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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Star.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.610.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAvondale Elementary School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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  • Goodyear Incito Schools Charter School
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    1.9 miles
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