Surprise Elementary School

12907 W. Greenway Rd.
El Mirage, AZ 85335
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Surprise Elementary School serves 850 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Surprise Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (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 36% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Surprise Elementary School's student population of 850 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students850 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

Surprise Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 diversity score of Surprise Elementary School is 0.57, 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
#1299 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
61%
45%
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Black
7%
5%
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White
24%
38%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.570.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDysart Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Surprise Elementary School is Highland Prep (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Arizona Charter Academy (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Surprise Arizona Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 50% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 749 students
    0.5 miles
    16011 N. Dysart Rd.
    Surprise, AZ 85378
    (623) 974-4959
    0.5 K-8 749
  • Surprise West Point Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 690 students
    1.0 miles
    13700 W. Greenway Road
    Surprise, AZ 85374
    (623) 876-7000
    1 PK-8 690
  • El Mirage El Mirage School Math: 27% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 774 students
    1.4 miles
    13500 North El Mirage Road
    El Mirage, AZ 85335
    (623) 876-7000
    1.4 PK-8 774
  • El Mirage Thompson Ranch Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 840 students
    1.6 miles
    11800 West Thompson Ranch Road
    El Mirage, AZ 85335
    (623) 876-7000
    1.6 PK-8 840
  • El Mirage Riverview School Math: 23% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 844 students
    2.3 miles
    12701 North Main
    El Mirage, AZ 85335
    (623) 876-7000
    2.3 PK-8 844

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