Desert Sun Academy

Public K-6

 27880 N. 64th Street
       Scottsdale, AZ  85266


 (480) 575-2000

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District: Cave Creek Unified District

SchoolDigger Rank:
266th of 1,109 Arizona Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  19.6
Number of students:  393

Racial breakdown:
White:
78.1%
Hispanic:
15.5%
Two or more races:
3.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.5%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, August 4, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Desert Sun Academy ranked better than 76% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranked last among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Cave Creek Unified District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.77. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (78.1%), Hispanic (15.5%), two or more races (3.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 12.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Sun Academy is 19.6, which is the 3rd best among 5 elementary schools in the Cave Creek Unified District. (See more...)
Compare Desert Sun Academy employs 20 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Desert Sun Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Sun Academy 266th of 1109 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Desert Sun Academy in the ranking list.)

Cave Creek Unified District:

SchoolDigger ranks Cave Creek Unified District 47th of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Desert Sun Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 87.39 80th 1062 92.5%
2010 88.49 83rd 1090 92.4%
2011 82.63 166th 1075 84.6%
2012 84.48 115th 1141 89.9%
2013 75.24 265th 1158 77.1%
2014 85.37 142nd 1079 86.8%
2015 74.97 213th 955 77.7%
2016 76.49 251st 1079 76.7%
2017 68.73 341st 1106 69.2%
2018 75.77 266th 1109 76.0%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education Accountability Division

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Enrollment information for Desert Sun Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 626 5 8 45 2 n/a n/a 0 686
1998 651 2 9 49 5 n/a n/a 0 716
1999 720 4 11 60 4 n/a n/a 0 799
2000 619 6 10 38 3 n/a n/a 0 676
2001 649 8 11 57 3 n/a n/a 0 728
2002 580 14 21 59 5 n/a n/a 0 679
2003 580 14 21 59 5 n/a n/a 0 679
2004 611 16 30 58 4 n/a n/a 0 719
2005 610 10 33 42 0 n/a n/a 0 695
2006 423 5 24 35 2 n/a n/a 0 489
2007 412 4 18 27 1 n/a n/a 0 462
2008 405 3 16 26 1 n/a n/a 0 451
2009 400 8 18 61 0 n/a n/a 0 487
2010 365 7 15 55 1 n/a n/a 0 443
2011 504 7 18 54 2 0 2 0 587
2012 547 7 17 57 2 0 7 0 637
2013 424 6 11 48 0 0 4 0 493
2014 361 5 16 52 0 0 9 0 443
2015 332 4 13 60 0 0 7 0 416
2016 294 6 7 64 0 0 10 0 381
2017 307 5 5 61 0 0 15 0 393

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Desert Sun Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 686 41.0 16.7 n/a
1998 716 39.0 18.4 n/a
1999 799 43.5 18.4 n/a
2000 676 34.1 19.8 n/a
2001 728 38.2 19.1 n/a
2002 679 34.6 19.6 8.0
2003 679 34.6 19.6 8.0
2004 719 34.8 20.7 7.9
2005 695 38.8 17.9 6.2
2006 489 30.9 15.8 1.6
2007 462 26.3 17.6 2.2
2008 451 27.0 16.7 3.1
2009 487 28.2 17.3 8.6
2010 443 27.0 16.4 12.9
2011 587 32.4 18.1 9.5
2012 637 36.0 17.6 10.7
2013 493 26.2 18.8 3.0
2014 443 26.5 16.7 14.4
2015 416 22.0 18.9 17.8
2016 381 22.0 17.3 17.8
2017 393 20.0 19.6 12.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Desert Sun Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 686 41.0 16.7 n/a
1998 716 39.0 18.4 n/a
1999 799 43.5 18.4 n/a
2000 676 34.1 19.8 n/a
2001 728 38.2 19.1 n/a
2002 679 34.6 19.6 8.0
2003 679 34.6 19.6 8.0
2004 719 34.8 20.7 7.9
2005 695 38.8 17.9 6.2
2006 489 30.9 15.8 1.6
2007 462 26.3 17.6 2.2
2008 451 27.0 16.7 3.1
2009 487 28.2 17.3 8.6
2010 443 27.0 16.4 12.9
2011 587 32.4 18.1 9.5
2012 637 36.0 17.6 10.7
2013 493 26.2 18.8 3.0
2014 443 26.5 16.7 14.4
2015 416 22.0 18.9 17.8
2016 381 22.0 17.3 17.8
2017 393 20.0 19.6 12.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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