Mesquite Elementary School

  • Mesquite Elementary School serves 591 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 54% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 56% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Mesquite Elementary School's student population of 591 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 31% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students591 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mesquite Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mesquite Elementary School is 0.55, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#515 out of 1,842 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mesquite Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mesquite Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:119:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
24%
45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mesquite Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Mesquite Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
63%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Mesquite Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mesquite Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.550.65
This chart display the diversity score of Mesquite Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mesquite Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mesquite Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGilbert Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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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.
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