1000 E Mesquite St
Gilbert, AZ 85296
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Mesquite Elementary School serves 614 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Mesquite 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (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 64% (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 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 614 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • 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 614 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 32% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
614 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Mesquite 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 Mesquite Elementary School is 0.53, 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
#363 out of 2120 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
46%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
63%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Fall Break (No School)
October 03, 2022 (Monday)
Spring Break (No School)
March 13, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day for Students (Half Day Release)
May 25, 2023 (Thursday)

School Reviews

5   9/1/2021
The teachers and staff are wonderful. Parents are always involved in school functions.
- Posted by Parent - P
2   5/11/2018
Everyone seems to be friendly and love working there. Academics are good, but I wouldn't say they are particularly strong across board. That being said, they have have issues with their own accountability. It is never their fault or their shortcomings stemming from lack of professional development or otherwise. And when bullying is alleged, nothing is done other than talking to the kids about their behavior.
- Posted by Parent - Outsider

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 614 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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