Desertaire Elementary School

  • Desertaire Elementary School serves 1,007 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 77% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 67% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Desertaire Elementary School's student population of 1,007 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students1,007 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desertaire Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desertaire Elementary School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#3566 out of 7,879 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
78%
52%
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Black
7%
13%
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White
13%
28%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desertaire Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.370.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desertaire Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameYSLETA ISD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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Desertaire is an amazing school. The teaching is very well formatted and taught at a comfortable pace.Music classes ( band and orchestra ) are available for grades 5th and 6th. Sports are taught during P. E. At the end of each year trophies are given out for a honor roll. a-b honor roll, perfect attendane, 1st place in Science Fair , ect. The school building is clean and well kept, as well as the portables surrounding the building. Voulunteers are welcome, parents may come in and schedule an appointment to talk with their child's teacher, open houses are also held throughout the year. I give Desertaire an A+.
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