Desert Sands Middle School



Desert Sands Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Sands Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 388
7 375
8 383
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Sands Middle School is a public elementary school located in Phoenix, AZ in the Cartwright Elementary School District. It enrolls 1,146 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 19.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,146
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 58.8

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Desert Sands Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 591
(52%)
9,743
(52%)
 Female 555
(48%)
9,162
(48%)

Desert Sands Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 980
(86%)
16,890
(89%)
 Black 66
(6%)
744
(4%)
 White 65
(6%)
800
(4%)
 American Indian 18
(2%)
217
(1%)
 Two or More 8
(1%)
161
(1%)
 Asian 7
(1%)
77
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
16
(0%)

Desert Sands Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,143
(100%)
18,845
(100%)
 Not Eligible 3
(0%)
60
(0%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Desert Sands Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (99.7%) 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 Sands Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1423
2006 1453
2007 1400
2008 1209
2009 1175
2010 1052
2011 1121
2012 1146

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.3
2006 21.5
2007 20.6
2008 19.5
2009 21.8
2010 18.8
2011 17.9
2012 19.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.80252986647927
2006 0.73709566414315
2007 0.74785714285714
2008 0.72291149710505
2009 0.78127659574468
2010 0.84220532319392
2011 0.89206066012489
2012 0.99738219895288

Compare Desert Sands Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,775.0% 17.7:1
 
1,950.0% 19.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 55.6%
 
This School 99.7%
 

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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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