Desert Star



Desert Star Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Star Students by Grade
PK 0
K 60
1 73
2 79
3 87
4 75
5 69
6 70
7 72
8 100
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Star is a public elementary school located in Goodyear, AZ in the Avondale Elementary School District. It enrolls 685 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Star is the 333rd largest public school in Arizona and the 8,345th largest nationally. It has 23.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 685
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 29.26
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 8,345th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 333rd out of 1,243
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 886th out of 948
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 522nd out of 948

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Desert Star Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 355
(52%)
2,885
(51%)
 Female 330
(48%)
2,738
(49%)

Desert Star Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 336
(49%)
3,447
(61%)
 White 239
(35%)
1,310
(23%)
 Black 81
(12%)
625
(11%)
 Asian 17
(2%)
137
(2%)
 American Indian 10
(1%)
69
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
16
(0%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
19
(0%)

Desert Star Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 339
(49%)
2,033
(36%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 282
(41%)
3,151
(56%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 64
(9%)
439
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,093 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Star is ranked 380th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Star students on free and reduced lunch assistance (50.5%) is slightly lower than the state average of 55.6%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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 Star Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 788
2006 981
2007 1089
2008 928
2009 889
2010 847
2011 677
2012 685

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.9
2006 22.3
2007 22.7
2008 20.6
2009 22.8
2010 21.2
2011 19.5
2012 23.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.39213197969543
2006 0.38022426095821
2007 0.43067033976125
2008 0.48491379310345
2009 0.52193475815523
2010 0.46399055489965
2011 0.32200886262925
2012 0.50510948905109

Compare Desert Star to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,775.0% 17.7:1
 
2,340.0% 23.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 50.5%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 55.6%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Desert Star
Goodyear, AZ
Public KG - 08 685 23.4:1  
Wildflower School
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Public PK - 08 451 15.8:1 2 miles
Copper Trails
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Public PK - 08 914 27.1:1 2 miles
Phoenix Christian Elementary-West Valley
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Private PK - 07 143 14:1 2 miles
Centerra Mirage
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Public KG - 08 653 21.1:1 2 miles
Desert Thunder
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Public KG - 08 631 22.9:1 3 miles
Eliseo C. Felix School
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Public KG - 08 496 23.3:1 3 miles
St John Vianney Catholic School
Goodyear, AZ
Private PK - 08 227 15:1 3 miles
Michael Anderson
Avondale, AZ
Public PK - 08 820 22.6:1 3 miles
Lattie Coor
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Public KG - 08 973 25.9:1 3 miles
Palm Valley Elementary
Goodyear, AZ
Public PK - 08 789 22.2:1 5 miles
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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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