Desert Thunder



Desert Thunder Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Thunder Students by Grade
PK 0
K 66
1 60
2 71
3 53
4 65
5 71
6 76
7 83
8 86
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Thunder is a public elementary school located in Goodyear, AZ in the Avondale Elementary School District. It enrolls 631 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Thunder is the 415th largest public school in Arizona and the 11,293rd largest nationally. It has 22.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 631
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 22.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 11,293rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 415th out of 1,243
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 877th out of 948
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 574th out of 948

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Desert Thunder Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 333
(53%)
2,885
(51%)
 Female 298
(47%)
2,738
(49%)

Desert Thunder Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 304
(48%)
3,447
(61%)
 White 181
(29%)
1,310
(23%)
 Black 101
(16%)
625
(11%)
 Asian 25
(4%)
137
(2%)
 American Indian 11
(2%)
69
(1%)
 Two or More 6
(1%)
19
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
16
(0%)

Desert Thunder Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 330
(52%)
2,033
(36%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 244
(39%)
3,151
(56%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 57
(9%)
439
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,093 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Thunder is ranked 447th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Thunder students on free and reduced lunch assistance (47.7%) 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 Thunder Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 793
2006 937
2007 1110
2008 707
2009 667
2010 742
2011 704
2012 631

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.4
2006 19.5
2007 22.2
2008 19.6
2009 19.1
2010 23.9
2011 21
2012 22.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.36317780580076
2006 0.37139807897545
2007 0.4045045045045
2008 0.46676096181047
2009 0.52023988005997
2010 0.39353099730458
2011 0.27130681818182
2012 0.4770206022187

Compare Desert Thunder to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,775.0% 17.7:1
 
2,290.0% 22.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 47.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 55.6%
 

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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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