Desert Valley Elementary School

12901 N 63rd Ave
Glendale, AZ 85304
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
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Top 50%
Serving 520 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Desert Valley Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is equal to the Arizona state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 520 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • : Top 50% in AZ
  • : 35% (Top 50%)
  • : 46% (Top 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Desert Valley Elementary School's student population of 520 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
520 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Valley Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,956 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Desert Valley Elementary School is 0.63, 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.
This School
State Level (AZ)
#737 out of 1956 schools
(Top 50%)
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35%
35%
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46%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desert Valley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
30-34%
24%
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
42%
47%
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Black
7%
6%
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White
44%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Arizona.
0.63
This chart display the diversity score of Desert Valley Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
8%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Valley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desert Valley Elementary School's ranking?
Desert Valley Elementary School is ranked #737 out of 1,956 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% AZ state average), while 46% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AZ state average).
How many students attend Desert Valley Elementary School?
520 students attend Desert Valley Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Desert Valley Elementary School students are White, 42% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Desert Valley Elementary School?
Desert Valley Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Desert Valley Elementary School offer ?
Desert Valley Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Desert Valley Elementary School part of?
Desert Valley Elementary School is part of Peoria Unified School District (4237).
In what neighborhood is Desert Valley Elementary School located?
Desert Valley Elementary School is located in the Sweetwater Estates neighborhood of Glendale, AZ. There are 1 other public schools located in Sweetwater Estates.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 520 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 35% (Top 50%)
  • : 46% (Top 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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