27880 N. 64th Street
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Desert Sun Academy serves 345 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Desert Sun Academy placed in the top 30% 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 60% (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 62% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Desert Sun Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Desert Sun Academy's student population of 345 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
345 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break-No School
March 21, 2022 (Monday)
Spring Break-No School
March 21, 2022 (Monday)
Last Day of School
May 19, 2022 (Thursday)
Last Day of School
May 19, 2022 (Thursday)

School Rankings

Desert Sun Academy is ranked within the top 30% 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 Sun Academy 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#428 out of 2120 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
15%
45%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
77%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 345 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.39 (Btm 50%)

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