Desert Thunder Elementary School

  • Desert Thunder Elementary School serves 636 students in grades KG-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the AZ average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.
  • Desert Thunder Elementary School operates within the Avondale Elementary School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 636 students has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 636 students
Desert Thunder Elementary School Total Students (2005-2015)
Gender % Desert Thunder Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Desert Thunder Elementary School Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by Grade Desert Thunder Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 20:1
Desert Thunder Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2014)
American Indian
n/a
5%
Desert Thunder Elementary School American Indian Students (2006-2014)
Asian
4%
3%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Asian Students (2005-2015)
Hispanic
49%
45%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Black Students (2005-2015)
Black
17%
5%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Black Students (2005-2015)
White
30%
40%
Desert Thunder Elementary School White Students (2005-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Desert Thunder Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.65 0.42
Desert Thunder Elementary School Diversity Score (2005-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
48%
34%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
5%
Desert Thunder Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2015)

District Comparison

  • Avondale Elementary School District's student population of 5,710 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $7,813 in this district is less than the state average of $8,705. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $6,297 is less than the state average of $7,898. The district spending/student has declined by 24% over four years.
School District Name Avondale Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
1
Number of Students Managed 5,710 325
Avondale Elementary School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $44 MM $3 MM
Avondale Elementary School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $35 MM $3 MM
Avondale Elementary School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $7,813 $8,705
Avondale Elementary School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $6,297 $7,898
Avondale Elementary School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

 All Schools  High Schools High Schools  Middle Schools Middle Schools  Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  Preschools Preschools  Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • GoodyearCopper Trails Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 922 students
    0.9 miles
    16875 West Canyon Trails Blvd.
    GoodyearAZ 85338
    (623)772-4100
    0.9PK-8922
  • GoodyearWildflower School
    Grades: PK-8 | 544 students
    1.2 miles
    325 S. Wildflower Drive
    GoodyearAZ 85338
    (623)772-5200
    1.2PK-8544
  • BuckeyeThe Odyssey Preparatory Academy Goodyear
    Grades: KG-5 | 692 students
    1.3 miles
    6500 S. Apache
    BuckeyeAZ 85326
    (623)327-3111
    1.3KG-5692
  • GoodyearDesert Edge High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1744 students
    1.8 miles
    15778 W. Yuma Road
    GoodyearAZ 85338
    (623)932-7000
    1.89-121744
  • GoodyearWest-mec - Desert Edge High SchoolVocational School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1 students
    1.8 miles
    15778 W. Yuma Rd.
    GoodyearAZ 85338
    (623)873-1860
    1.89-121

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
April 22, 2017
Police departments on public school campuses have played a major role in reducing violent crime and the speed limit. Unfortunately, they are also fighting an uphill battle against budget cuts.
April 22, 2017
Which states have the most diverse public schools? We analyze our data to find how much diversity truly exists on public school campuses. Learn about the varying levels of school diversity in regions around the nation, as well as the benefits derived from ethnic diversity in schools.
April 21, 2017
Children are reading less and less in this country, and the effects of that are showing in their performance in school. However, there are a variety of ways parents can encourage their children to read – and hopefully to love reading!