Desert Willow Elementary School

4322 E Desert Willow Parkway
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Desert Willow Elementary School serves 626 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Desert Willow Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (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 63% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Desert Willow Elementary School's student population of 626 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students626 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Desert Willow Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Willow Elementary School is 0.35, 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 Testing Rank
#347 out of 2111 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
45%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
80%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.350.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCave Creek Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Desert Willow Elementary School is Cactus Shadows High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bella Vista Academy (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lone Mountain Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cave Creek Lone Mountain Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-6 | 524 students
    1.2 miles
    5250 E. Montgomery Rd.
    Cave Creek, AZ 85327
    (480) 575-2000
    1.2 K-6 524
  • Scottsdale Bella Vista Academy Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 11 students
    2.2 miles
    33401 N. 56th Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    (480) 575-6001
    2.2 6-8 11
  • Cave Creek Cactus Shadows High School Math: 69% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 8-12 | 1,819 student
    2.2 miles
    5802 E. Dove Valley Rd.
    Cave Creek, AZ 85327
    (480) 575-2000
    2.2 8-12 1,819
  • Cave Creek The Learning Center Developmental Preschool
    Grades: PK | 42 students
    2.3 miles
    33016 N 60th Street
    Cave Creek, AZ 85327
    (480) 575-2013
    2.3 PK 42
  • Cave Creek Black Mountain Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 470 students
    2.6 miles
    33606 N. 60th St
    Cave Creek, AZ 85327
    (480) 575-2000
    2.6 K-6 470

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