Desert Meadows Elementary School



Desert Meadows Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Meadows Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 103
1 106
2 103
3 111
4 101
5 111
6 103
7 130
8 95
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Meadows Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Laveen, AZ in the Laveen Elementary School District. It enrolls 963 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Meadows Elementary School is the 67th largest public school in Arizona and the 1,658th largest nationally. It has 21.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 963
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21:1
Full Time Teachers: 45.88
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,658th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 67th out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 716th out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 84th out of 932

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Desert Meadows Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 521
(54%)
3,417
(52%)
 Female 442
(46%)
3,212
(48%)

Desert Meadows Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 557
(58%)
3,811
(57%)
 Black 212
(22%)
1,524
(23%)
 White 116
(12%)
673
(10%)
 Two or More 28
(3%)
204
(3%)
 American Indian 24
(2%)
175
(3%)
 Asian 21
(2%)
212
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(1%)
30
(0%)

Desert Meadows Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 459
(48%)
3,127
(47%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 437
(45%)
3,069
(46%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 67
(7%)
433
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Meadows Elementary School is ranked 199th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Meadows Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (52.3%) is slightly lower than the state average of 53.6%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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 Meadows Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2007 430
2008 856
2009 898
2010 991
2011 1089
2012 850
2013 918
2014 919
2015 963

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2007 25.1
2008 21.7
2009 21.9
2010 23.6
2011 25.6
2012 21.7
2013 22.1
2014 20.5
2015 21

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2007 0.35348837209302
2008 0.6285046728972
2009 0.71158129175947
2010 0.66094853683148
2011 0.48209366391185
2012 0.74235294117647
2013 0.72984749455338
2014 0.73449401523395
2015 0.52336448598131

Compare Desert Meadows Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
2,100.0% 21.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 52.3%
 
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Public KG - 08 963 21:1  
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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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