9455 E Rita Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Mesquite Elementary School serves 629 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Mesquite Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 83% (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 78% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% 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: 629 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Mesquite Elementary School's student population of 629 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
629 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Mesquite Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Mesquite Elementary School is 0.64, 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
#67 out of 2120 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
5%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
43%
46%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
41%
36%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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 Mesquite Elementary School's ranking?

Mesquite Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%).

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

83% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% AZ state average), while 78% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AZ state average).

How many students attend Mesquite Elementary School?

629 students attend Mesquite Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

43% of Mesquite Elementary School students are Hispanic, 41% of students are White, 9% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Mesquite Elementary School?

Mesquite Elementary School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.

What grades does Mesquite Elementary School offer ?

Mesquite Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 629 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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