Desert Sage Elementary School



Desert Sage Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Sage Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 22
K 107
1 105
2 121
3 112
4 111
5 106
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Sage Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Boise, ID in the Meridian Joint School District. It enrolls 684 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Sage Elementary School is the 19th largest public school in Idaho and the 8,400th largest nationally. It has 18.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 684
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 36.24
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 8,400th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Idaho: 19th out of 399
Student/Teacher Rank in Idaho: 171st out of 391
Full Time Teacher Rank in Idaho: 4th out of 391

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Desert Sage Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 373
(55%)
13,410
(52%)
 Female 311
(45%)
12,549
(48%)

Desert Sage Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 475
(69%)
21,803
(84%)
 Hispanic 113
(17%)
2,216
(9%)
 Two or More 42
(6%)
798
(3%)
 Asian 20
(3%)
626
(2%)
 Black 18
(3%)
319
(1%)
 American Indian 11
(2%)
139
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(1%)
58
(0%)

Desert Sage Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 379
(55%)
6,837
(26%)
 Not Eligible 256
(37%)
17,784
(69%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 49
(7%)
1,338
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 384 ranked schools in Idaho, Desert Sage Elementary School is ranked 21st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Sage Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (62.6%) is higher than the state average of 51.4%. 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 Sage Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 N/A
2006 507
2007 630
2008 671
2009 664
2010 682
2011 687
2012 684

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 N/A
2006 20
2007 18.9
2008 19.1
2009 15.5
2010 18.7
2011 18.8
2012 18.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006 0.44181459566075
2007 0.44126984126984
2008 0.44858420268256
2009 0.45331325301205
2010 0.49266862170088
2011 0.59534206695779
2012 0.62573099415205

Compare Desert Sage Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,876.4% 18.8:1
 
1,890.0% 18.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 51.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 62.6%
 

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Public PK - 05 684 18.9:1  
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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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