Desert Shadows Elementary School



Desert Shadows Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Shadows Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 20
K 84
1 50
2 70
3 67
4 71
5 68
6 73
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Shadows Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Scottsdale, AZ in the Paradise Valley Unified School District. It enrolls 503 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Shadows Elementary School is the 626th largest public school in Arizona and the 21,235th largest nationally. It has 15.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 503
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 31.6
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 21,235th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 626th out of 1,243
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 197th out of 948
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 449th out of 948

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Desert Shadows Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 265
(53%)
9,661
(52%)
 Female 238
(47%)
8,915
(48%)

Desert Shadows Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 403
(80%)
11,125
(60%)
 Hispanic 53
(11%)
5,367
(29%)
 Two or More 21
(4%)
715
(4%)
 Asian 10
(2%)
634
(3%)
 Black 9
(2%)
512
(3%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
188
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(1%)
35
(0%)

Desert Shadows Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 387
(77%)
13,145
(71%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 106
(21%)
4,884
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 10
(2%)
547
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,093 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Shadows Elementary School is ranked 800th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Shadows Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (23.1%) 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 Shadows Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 556
2006 513
2007 506
2008 509
2009 487
2010 474
2011 482
2012 503

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.6
2006 15.7
2007 14.4
2008 14.2
2009 15.2
2010 14.4
2011 14.8
2012 15.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.080935251798561
2006 0.058479532163743
2007 0.073122529644269
2008 0.094302554027505
2009 0.1129363449692
2010 0.14556962025316
2011 0.16597510373444
2012 0.23061630218688

Compare Desert Shadows Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,590.0% 15.9:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,775.0% 17.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 23.1%
 
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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