4322 E Desert Willow Parkway
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Desert Willow Elementary School serves 434 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 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Desert Willow Elementary School's student population of 434 students has declined by 28% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
434 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
DWES office is closed for summer break
July 04, 2022 (Monday)
DWES office is closed for summer break
July 11, 2022 (Monday)
First Day of School for 2022-2023
August 01, 2022 (Monday)
Fall Break - No School
October 03, 2022 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break - No School
November 23, 2022 (Wednesday)

School Rankings

Desert Willow Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Willow Elementary School is 0.38, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#253 out of 2120 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
5%
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
17%
46%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
77%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 434 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.38

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