Desert Sun Academy



Desert Sun Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Sun Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 38
1 45
2 50
3 62
4 60
5 57
6 69
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Sun Academy is a public elementary school located in Scottsdale, AZ in the Cave Creek Unified School District. It enrolls 381 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Sun Academy is the 849th largest public school in Arizona and the 34,023rd largest nationally. It has 17.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 381
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 21.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 34,023rd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 849th out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 375th out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 722nd out of 932

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Desert Sun Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 194
(51%)
1,366
(49%)
 Male 187
(49%)
1,429
(51%)

Desert Sun Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 294
(77%)
2,314
(83%)
 Hispanic 64
(17%)
306
(11%)
 Two or More 10
(3%)
66
(2%)
 Asian 7
(2%)
71
(3%)
 Black 6
(2%)
24
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
6
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
8
(0%)

Desert Sun Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 313
(82%)
2,493
(89%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 63
(17%)
250
(9%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 5
(1%)
52
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Sun Academy is ranked 832nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Sun Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (17.8%) 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 Sun Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 489
2006 462
2007 451
2008 487
2009 443
2010 587
2011 637
2012 493
2013 443
2014 416
2015 381

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.8
2006 17.6
2007 16.7
2008 17.3
2009 16.4
2010 18.1
2011 17.7
2012 18.8
2013 16.7
2014 18.6
2015 17.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.016359918200409
2006 0.021645021645022
2007 0.031042128603104
2008 0.086242299794661
2009 0.12866817155756
2010 0.095400340715503
2011 0.10675039246468
2012 0.030425963488844
2013 0.14446952595937
2014 0.17788461538462
2015 0.17847769028871

Compare Desert Sun Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,770.0% 17.7:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 17.8%
 
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Desert Sun Academy
Scottsdale, AZ
Public KG - 06 381 17.7:1  
Dynamite Montessori
Cave Creek, AZ
Private PK - 05 97 20:1 2 miles
Horseshoe Trails Elementary School
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Public KG - 06 675 23.1:1 2 miles
Cave Creek Montessori
Cave Creek, AZ
Private PK - KG 105 7:1 2 miles
Lone Mountain Elementary School
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Public KG - 06 608 22.2:1 3 miles
Pinnacle Peak Elementary School
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Public KG - 06 591 18.9:1 4 miles
Black Mountain Elementary School
Scottsdale, AZ
Public KG - 06 426 18:1 4 miles
Desert Willow Elementary School
Cave Creek, AZ
Public KG - 06 657 19.8:1 4 miles
Annunciation Catholic School
Cave Creek, AZ
Private KG - 08 186 16:1 4 miles
Desert Trails Elementary School
Phoenix, AZ
Public PK - 06 570 15:1 4 miles
Wildfire Elementary School
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Public PK - 06 713 19.8:1 4 miles
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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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