Desert Palms Elementary School



Desert Palms Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Palms Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 30
K 48
1 46
2 77
3 61
4 69
5 50
6 68
7 55
8 52
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Palms Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Glendale, AZ in the Peoria Unified School District. It enrolls 556 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Palms Elementary School is the 535th largest public school in Arizona and the 16,979th largest nationally. It has 15.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 556
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 35.96
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 16,979th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 535th out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 170th out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 283rd out of 932

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Desert Palms Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 297
(53%)
12,372
(52%)
 Female 259
(47%)
11,528
(48%)

Desert Palms Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 229
(41%)
13,091
(55%)
 Hispanic 225
(40%)
7,838
(33%)
 Two or More 41
(7%)
1,008
(4%)
 Black 38
(7%)
1,072
(4%)
 Asian 17
(3%)
590
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(1%)
83
(0%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
218
(1%)

Desert Palms Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 312
(56%)
8,854
(37%)
 Not Eligible 188
(34%)
13,297
(56%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 56
(10%)
1,749
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Palms Elementary School is ranked 327th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Palms Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (66.2%) is slightly 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 Palms Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 769
2006 685
2007 739
2008 687
2009 634
2010 639
2011 607
2012 577
2013 595
2014 596
2015 556

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.2
2006 17.1
2007 18.8
2008 16.7
2009 15.4
2010 16.8
2011 13.6
2012 16.8
2013 17.6
2014 17.9
2015 15.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.45773732119636
2006 0.42189781021898
2007 0.53044654939107
2008 0.54439592430859
2009 0.61198738170347
2010 0.66353677621283
2011 0.67215815485997
2012 0.66204506065858
2013 0.69075630252101
2014 0.67114093959732
2015 0.66187050359712

Compare Desert Palms Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,550.0% 15.5:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 66.2%
 

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