Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School

10701 S. White Lightning
Vail, AZ 85641
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
5.00 (1 review)
Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School serves 697 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Ocotillo Ridge 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 84% (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 81% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School's student population of 697 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students697 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Rankings

Ocotillo Ridge 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 Ocotillo Ridge 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#51 out of 2120 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
29%
45%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
62%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.530.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVail Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School is Cienega High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Old Vail Middle School (1.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Vail Cienega High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,879 student
    1.3 miles
    12775 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Wa
    Vail, AZ 85641
    (520) 762-2040
    1.3 9-12 1,879
  • Vail Old Vail Middle School Math: 65% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 722 students
    1.3 miles
    13299 East Colossal Cave Road
    Vail, AZ 85641
    (520) 762-2040
    1.3 6-8 722
  • Vail Pantano High School Math: 20-29% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 109 students
    1.3 miles
    12775 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Wa
    Vail, AZ 85641
    (520) 762-2040
    1.3 9-12 109
  • Vail Acacia Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 643 students
    1.9 miles
    12955 E. Colossal Cave Road
    Vail, AZ 85641
    (520) 879-2200
    1.9 PK-5 643
  • Tucson Esmond Station School Math: 85% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-8 | 606 students
    3.2 miles
    9400 S. Atterbury Wash Way
    Tucson, AZ 85747
    (520) 879-3400
    3.2 PK-8 606

School Reviews

5  
I had read several negative reviews about this school, so we tried to avoid buying a home zoned for Ocotillo Ridge. We ended up having no choice (very limited house inventory). This school is wonderful. The principal is the most professional, kind person. Her children attend the school. The students and teachers adore her. The teachers work extremely well together and don't waste a second of the day. Misbehavior and disruption are not tolerated. The school runs like a well-oiled machine. Positivity and kindness abounds. The school takes gifted education very seriously and also makes enrichment efforts for those advanced students who don't quite make the gifted score cut-off. The school is also excellent at addressing the needs of those students who learn at a slower pace or are academically challenged, providing special education teachers, additional instruction, and tutoring. They have a well-established reteach and enrich program tailored to each students's learning pace. I could not be happier with this school.
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