Sandpiper Elementary School

  • Sandpiper Elementary School serves 612 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Sandpiper Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Sandpiper Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

  • Sandpiper Elementary School's student population of 612 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students612 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sandpiper Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Sandpiper Elementary School is 0.51, 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#183 out of 2111 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
21%
45%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
67%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score0.510.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameParadise Valley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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