Desert Canyon Elementary



Desert Canyon Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Canyon Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 65
1 83
2 77
3 74
4 74
5 98
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Canyon Elementary is a public elementary school located in Scottsdale, AZ in the Scottsdale Unified School District. It enrolls 471 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Canyon Elementary is the 710th largest public school in Arizona and the 24,747th largest nationally. It has 17.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 471
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 27
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 24,747th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 710th out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 336th out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 575th out of 932

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Desert Canyon Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 241
(51%)
7,384
(48%)
 Male 230
(49%)
7,855
(52%)

Desert Canyon Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 374
(79%)
9,902
(65%)
 Asian 38
(8%)
775
(5%)
 Hispanic 29
(6%)
3,283
(22%)
 Two or More 13
(3%)
266
(2%)
 Black 11
(2%)
601
(4%)
 American Indian 6
(1%)
381
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
31
(0%)

Desert Canyon Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 433
(92%)
11,432
(75%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 29
(6%)
3,324
(22%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 9
(2%)
483
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Canyon Elementary is ranked 898th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Canyon Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (8.1%) is significantly 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 Canyon Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 712
2006 703
2007 682
2008 730
2009 723
2010 690
2011 613
2012 585
2013 510
2014 503
2015 471

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.2
2006 19.4
2007 17.1
2008 18.6
2009 18.1
2010 19.3
2011 16.4
2012 17.2
2013 16.8
2014 19.9
2015 17.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006 0.021337126600284
2007 0.021994134897361
2008 0.03013698630137
2009 0.037344398340249
2010 0.055072463768116
2011 0.079934747145188
2012 0.097435897435897
2013 0.082352941176471
2014 0.095427435387674
2015 0.08067940552017

Compare Desert Canyon Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,740.0% 17.4:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 8.1%
 
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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