9400 E Esmond Loop
Tucson, AZ 85747
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Desert Willow Elementary School serves 741 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Desert Willow Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (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 66% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 741 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Desert Willow Elementary School's student population of 741 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
741 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
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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 0.62, 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
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State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#217 out of 2120 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
43%
46%
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Black
4%
6%
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White
44%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desert Willow Elementary School's ranking?

Desert Willow Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

73% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% AZ state average), while 66% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AZ state average).

How many students attend Desert Willow Elementary School?

741 students attend Desert Willow Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

44% of Desert Willow Elementary School students are White, 43% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Desert Willow Elementary School?

Desert Willow Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.

What grades does Desert Willow Elementary School offer ?

Desert Willow Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 741 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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