Desert Spirit



Desert Spirit Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Spirit Students by Grade
PK 0
K 77
1 88
2 126
3 115
4 99
5 118
6 110
7 108
8 98
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Spirit is a public elementary school located in Glendale, AZ in the Glendale Elementary School District. It enrolls 939 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Spirit is the 78th largest public school in Arizona and the 1,895th largest nationally. It has 21.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 939
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 44
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,895th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 78th out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 746th out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 97th out of 932

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Desert Spirit Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 474
(50%)
6,959
(51%)
 Female 465
(50%)
6,638
(49%)

Desert Spirit Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 658
(70%)
9,747
(72%)
 Black 118
(13%)
1,304
(10%)
 White 76
(8%)
1,614
(12%)
 Asian 46
(5%)
358
(3%)
 Two or More 23
(2%)
280
(2%)
 American Indian 17
(2%)
269
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
25
(0%)

Desert Spirit Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 771
(82%)
11,378
(84%)
 Not Eligible 102
(11%)
1,234
(9%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 66
(7%)
985
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Spirit is ranked 35th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Spirit students on free and reduced lunch assistance (89.1%) 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 Spirit Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 824
2006 871
2007 846
2008 949
2009 926
2010 820
2011 806
2012 845
2013 917
2014 916
2015 939

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.2
2006 20.2
2007 19.7
2008 20.2
2009 19.7
2010 17.8
2011 18.7
2012 19.2
2013 20
2014 20.1
2015 21.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.99635922330097
2006 0.76808266360505
2007 0.75768321513002
2008 0.80611169652266
2009 0.87473002159827
2010 0.86585365853659
2011 0.88833746898263
2012 0.88757396449704
2013 0.89858233369684
2014 0.90502183406114
2015 0.89137380191693

Compare Desert Spirit to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
2,130.0% 21.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 89.1%
 

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Public PK - 08 939 21.3:1  
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