Palo Verde Elementary School

  • Palo Verde Elementary School serves 454 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is equal to the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Palo Verde Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Palo Verde Elementary School's student population of 454 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students454 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Palo Verde Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palo Verde Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palo Verde Elementary School is 0.44, 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 School Rank#946 out of 2111 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Palo Verde 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Palo Verde 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Palo Verde Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Hispanic
69%
45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Palo Verde Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Palo Verde Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
29%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Palo Verde Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Palo Verde Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Palo Verde Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.440.65
This chart display the diversity score of Palo Verde Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Palo Verde Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Palo Verde Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalo Verde Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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