Desert Thunder

  • Desert Thunder serves 705 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 38% (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 45% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Desert Thunder's student population of 705 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students705 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Thunder's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Thunder is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#699 out of 1,842 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
52%
45%
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Black
17%
5%
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White
29%
38%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Thunder.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.620.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
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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