Desert Garden Elementary School



Desert Garden Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Garden Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 30
K 197
1 196
2 177
3 181
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Garden Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Glendale, AZ in the Glendale Elementary School District. It enrolls 781 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Garden Elementary School is the 205th largest public school in Arizona and the 4,611th largest nationally. It has 17.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 781
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 45.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 4,611th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 205th out of 1,243
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 303rd out of 948
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 85th out of 948

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Desert Garden Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 416
(53%)
6,909
(51%)
 Female 365
(47%)
6,542
(49%)

Desert Garden Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 522
(67%)
9,694
(72%)
 Black 114
(15%)
1,202
(9%)
 White 86
(11%)
1,765
(13%)
 Asian 23
(3%)
350
(3%)
 Two or More 21
(3%)
179
(1%)
 American Indian 12
(2%)
242
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
19
(0%)

Desert Garden Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 675
(86%)
11,071
(82%)
 Not Eligible 78
(10%)
1,480
(11%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 28
(4%)
900
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,093 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Garden Elementary School is ranked 79th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Garden Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (90.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 55.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Desert Garden Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 774
2006 653
2007 837
2008 709
2009 630
2010 740
2011 773
2012 781

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.4
2006 17.7
2007 19.9
2008 18.7
2009 17.5
2010 18.5
2011 18
2012 17.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.99612403100775
2006 0.86064318529862
2007 0.75746714456392
2008 0.86177715091678
2009 0.93333333333333
2010 0.93243243243243
2011 0.92367399741268
2012 0.90012804097311

Compare Desert Garden Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,720.0% 17.2:1
 
1,775.0% 17.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 55.6%
 
This School 90.0%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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