Desert Trails Elementary School

4315 E Cashman Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Desert Trails Elementary School serves 566 students in grades Prekindergarten-7.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 79% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Enrollment: 566 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Desert Trails Elementary School's student population of 566 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-7
Total Students
566 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Trails Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Trails Elementary School is 0.41, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#50 out of 1854 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
5%
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
47%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
76%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
9%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desert Trails Elementary School's ranking?
Desert Trails Elementary School is ranked #50 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Desert Trails Elementary School often compared to?
Desert Trails Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Fireside Elementary School, Wildfire Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 73% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Desert Trails Elementary School?
566 students attend Desert Trails Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Desert Trails Elementary School students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Desert Trails Elementary School?
Desert Trails Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Desert Trails Elementary School offer ?
Desert Trails Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-7
What school district is Desert Trails Elementary School part of?
Desert Trails Elementary School is part of Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District.

School Reviews

1   8/6/2019
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Enrollment: 566 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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