Desert Mesa Elementary School



Desert Mesa Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Mesa Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 19
K 103
1 111
2 101
3 116
4 113
5 151
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Mesa Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Yuma, AZ in the Yuma Elementary School District. It enrolls 714 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Mesa Elementary School is the 298th largest public school in Arizona and the 7,379th largest nationally. It has 21.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 714
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 33
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 7,379th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 298th out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 765th out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 375th out of 932

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Desert Mesa Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 376
(53%)
4,411
(52%)
 Female 338
(47%)
4,122
(48%)

Desert Mesa Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 484
(68%)
5,921
(69%)
 White 207
(29%)
2,147
(25%)
 Two or More 9
(1%)
84
(1%)
 Black 8
(1%)
168
(2%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
108
(1%)
 Asian 3
(0%)
76
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
29
(0%)

Desert Mesa Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 347
(49%)
4,634
(54%)
 Not Eligible 289
(40%)
3,459
(41%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 78
(11%)
440
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Mesa Elementary School is ranked 264th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Mesa Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (59.5%) is slightly higher than the state average of 53.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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 Mesa Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 796
2006 796
2007 789
2008 765
2009 719
2010 702
2011 705
2012 672
2013 681
2014 697
2015 714

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.7
2006 19.4
2007 21.3
2008 18.9
2009 21.1
2010 21.9
2011 22
2012 20.4
2013 21.3
2014 21.8
2015 21.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.55276381909548
2006 0.10929648241206
2007 0.57287705956907
2008 0.60915032679739
2009 0.59109874826147
2010 0.57834757834758
2011 0.51914893617021
2012 0.5327380952381
2013 0.5007342143906
2014 0.53228120516499
2015 0.5952380952381

Compare Desert Mesa Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
2,160.0% 21.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 59.5%
 

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