Desert Garden Elementary School



Desert Garden Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Garden Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 28
K 189
1 183
2 194
3 163
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Garden Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Glendale, AZ in the Glendale Elementary School District. It enrolls 757 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Garden Elementary School is the 244th largest public school in Arizona and the 5,751st largest nationally. It has 18.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 757
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18:1
Full Time Teachers: 42
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 5,751st out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 244th out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 399th out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 133rd out of 932

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Desert Garden Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 404
(53%)
6,959
(51%)
 Female 353
(47%)
6,638
(49%)

Desert Garden Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 465
(61%)
9,747
(72%)
 Black 115
(15%)
1,304
(10%)
 White 113
(15%)
1,614
(12%)
 Asian 24
(3%)
358
(3%)
 Two or More 19
(3%)
280
(2%)
 American Indian 19
(3%)
269
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
25
(0%)

Desert Garden Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 671
(89%)
11,378
(84%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 46
(6%)
985
(7%)
 Not Eligible 40
(5%)
1,234
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Garden Elementary School is ranked 82nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Garden Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (94.7%) is significantly higher than the state average of 53.6%. 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 Garden Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 774
2006 653
2007 837
2008 709
2009 630
2010 740
2011 773
2012 781
2013 773
2014 729
2015 757

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.4
2006 17.7
2007 19.9
2008 18.7
2009 17.5
2010 18.5
2011 18
2012 17.2
2013 16.1
2014 16.5
2015 18

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.99612403100775
2006 0.86064318529862
2007 0.75746714456392
2008 0.86177715091678
2009 0.93333333333333
2010 0.93243243243243
2011 0.92367399741268
2012 0.90012804097311
2013 0.93272962483829
2014 0.960219478738
2015 0.94715984147952

Compare Desert Garden Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
1,800.0% 18.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 94.7%
 

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