Sousa Elementary School

616 N Mountain Rd
Mesa, AZ 85207
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 415 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Sousa Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 415 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-39% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sousa Elementary School's student population of 415 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
415 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Sousa Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,956 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Sousa Elementary School is 0.56, 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.
This School
State Level (AZ)
#1211 out of 1956 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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19%
35%
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33%
40%
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30-39%
24%
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
36%
47%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
56%
35%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.56
This chart display the diversity score of Sousa Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
14%
9%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sousa Elementary School's ranking?
Sousa Elementary School is ranked #1211 out of 1,956 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% AZ state average), while 33% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AZ state average).
How many students attend Sousa Elementary School?
415 students attend Sousa Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Sousa Elementary School students are White, 36% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sousa Elementary School?
Sousa Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Sousa Elementary School offer ?
Sousa Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Sousa Elementary School part of?
Sousa Elementary School is part of Mesa Unified District (4235) School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 415 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-39% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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