Desert Shadows Elementary School



Desert Shadows Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Shadows Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 13
K 42
1 50
2 61
3 90
4 64
5 78
6 76
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Shadows Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Scottsdale, AZ in the Paradise Valley Unified School District. It enrolls 474 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Shadows Elementary School is the 697th largest public school in Arizona and the 24,449th largest nationally. It has 15.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 474
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 31
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 24,449th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 697th out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 162nd out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 452nd out of 932

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Desert Shadows Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 260
(55%)
9,325
(53%)
 Female 214
(45%)
8,402
(47%)

Desert Shadows Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 361
(76%)
9,931
(56%)
 Hispanic 69
(15%)
5,599
(32%)
 Two or More 19
(4%)
707
(4%)
 Asian 12
(3%)
759
(4%)
 Black 8
(2%)
527
(3%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
159
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
45
(0%)

Desert Shadows Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 432
(91%)
12,101
(68%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 31
(7%)
4,898
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 11
(2%)
728
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Shadows Elementary School is ranked 890th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Shadows Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (8.9%) 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 Shadows Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 556
2006 513
2007 506
2008 509
2009 487
2010 474
2011 482
2012 503
2013 521
2014 501
2015 474

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.6
2006 15.7
2007 14.4
2008 14.2
2009 15.2
2010 14.4
2011 14.8
2012 15.9
2013 17.6
2014 15.2
2015 15.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.080935251798561
2006 0.058479532163743
2007 0.073122529644269
2008 0.094302554027505
2009 0.1129363449692
2010 0.14556962025316
2011 0.16597510373444
2012 0.23061630218688
2013 0.053742802303263
2014 0.13373253493014
2015 0.088607594936709

Compare Desert Shadows Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,530.0% 15.3:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 8.9%
 
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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