Desert Trails Elementary School

  • Desert Trails Elementary School serves 576 students in grades Prekindergarten-7.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 81% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Desert Trails Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

Desert Trails Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

  • Desert Trails Elementary School's student population of 576 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-7
Total Students576 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Trails Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% 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 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Trails Elementary School 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#76 out of 2111 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
11%
45%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
77%
38%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score0.390.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Trails Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameParadise Valley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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I have 2 grandchildren in this school. They have received many awards over the past 2 years , My problem is that not one of these awards has the correct spelling of there name. These awards are special to them. But not so much when there name is misspelled. The principal even sighs them along with the teacher.
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