Desert Canyon Elementary



Desert Canyon Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Canyon Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 78
1 87
2 111
3 95
4 105
5 109
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Canyon Elementary is a public elementary school located in Scottsdale, AZ in the Scottsdale Unified School District. It enrolls 585 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Canyon Elementary is the 485th largest public school in Arizona and the 14,367th largest nationally. It has 17.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 585
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 34.1
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 14,367th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 485th out of 1,243
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 303rd out of 948
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 363rd out of 948

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Desert Canyon Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 298
(51%)
7,914
(51%)
 Female 287
(49%)
7,645
(49%)

Desert Canyon Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 499
(85%)
10,887
(70%)
 Hispanic 34
(6%)
2,840
(18%)
 Asian 28
(5%)
714
(5%)
 Two or More 17
(3%)
219
(1%)
 Black 5
(1%)
546
(4%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
324
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
29
(0%)

Desert Canyon Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 528
(90%)
11,866
(76%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 37
(6%)
3,131
(20%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 20
(3%)
562
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,093 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Canyon Elementary is ranked 950th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Canyon Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (9.7%) is significantly 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 Canyon Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 712
2006 703
2007 682
2008 730
2009 723
2010 690
2011 613
2012 585

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.2
2006 19.4
2007 17.1
2008 18.6
2009 18.1
2010 19.3
2011 16.4
2012 17.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006 0.021337126600284
2007 0.021994134897361
2008 0.03013698630137
2009 0.037344398340249
2010 0.055072463768116
2011 0.079934747145188
2012 0.097435897435897

Compare Desert Canyon Elementary 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
This School 9.7%
 
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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