10701 S. White Lightning
Vail, AZ 85641
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School serves 545 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 11:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 545 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School's student population of 545 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
545 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State 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 Ratio
11:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
5%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
29%
46%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
62%
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
15%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   1/12/2021
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.
- Posted by Parent - Roadrunner

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 545 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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