Desert Moon School



Desert Moon School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Moon School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 35
1 38
2 30
3 39
4 43
5 48
6 61
7 43
8 40
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Moon School is a public elementary school located in Surprise, AZ in the Dysart Unified School District. It enrolls 377 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Moon School is the 832nd largest public school in Arizona and the 33,929th largest nationally. It has 12.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 377
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 29.4
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 33,929th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 832nd out of 1,243
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 66th out of 948
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 517th out of 948

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Desert Moon School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 192
(51%)
8,928
(48%)
 Male 185
(49%)
9,690
(52%)

Desert Moon School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 191
(51%)
9,385
(50%)
 Hispanic 157
(42%)
6,689
(36%)
 Black 13
(3%)
1,335
(7%)
 Two or More 11
(3%)
579
(3%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
159
(1%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
429
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
42
(0%)

Desert Moon School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 193
(51%)
7,840
(42%)
 Not Eligible 155
(41%)
9,302
(50%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 29
(8%)
1,476
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,093 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Moon School is ranked 601st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Moon School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (58.9%) is slightly 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 Moon School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2008 441
2009 430
2010 393
2011 360
2012 377

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2008 19.2
2009 14.8
2010 17.7
2011 13.1
2012 12.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2008 0.59410430839002
2009 0.57674418604651
2010 0.66921119592875
2011 0.62777777777778
2012 0.58885941644562

Compare Desert Moon School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,280.0% 12.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,775.0% 17.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 55.6%
 
This School 58.9%
 

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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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