Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School



Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 9
K 55
1 74
2 58
3 60
4 75
5 64
6 56
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Scottsdale, AZ in the Paradise Valley Unified School District. It enrolls 451 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School is the 745th largest public school in Arizona and the 26,764th largest nationally. It has 13.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 451
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 33
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 26,764th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 745th out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 87th out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 375th out of 932

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Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 237
(53%)
9,325
(53%)
 Female 214
(47%)
8,402
(47%)

Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 361
(80%)
9,931
(56%)
 Hispanic 59
(13%)
5,599
(32%)
 Two or More 13
(3%)
707
(4%)
 Asian 8
(2%)
759
(4%)
 Black 8
(2%)
527
(3%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
159
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
45
(0%)

Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 399
(88%)
12,101
(68%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 42
(9%)
4,898
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 10
(2%)
728
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School is ranked 876th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (11.5%) 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 Springs Preparatory Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 460
2006 476
2007 439
2008 428
2009 369
2010 387
2011 390
2012 422
2013 427
2014 461
2015 451

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.1
2006 17
2007 13.9
2008 15.1
2009 14.8
2010 13.6
2011 13.9
2012 13.4
2013 14.7
2014 14
2015 13.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.084782608695652
2006 0.067226890756303
2007 0.086560364464692
2008 0.13317757009346
2009 0.12466124661247
2010 0.12403100775194
2011 0.15128205128205
2012
2013 0.044496487119438
2014 0.16919739696312
2015 0.11529933481153

Compare Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,370.0% 13.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 11.5%
 
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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