Desert Thunder

Public PK, KG-8

 16750 W. Garfield Drive
       Goodyear, AZ  85338


 (623) 772-4700

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District: Avondale Elementary District

SchoolDigger Rank:
535th of 1,109 Arizona Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.8
Number of students:  705

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
51.1%
White:
28.2%
African American:
16.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.2%

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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 Thunder ranked better than 51.8% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranked 4th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Avondale Elementary District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.82. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Desert Thunder ranked better than 74% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.7. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Desert Thunder is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (51.1%), White (28.2%), African American (16.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 11.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Thunder is 20.8, which is the 4th best among 7 elementary schools in the Avondale Elementary District. (See more...)
Compare Desert Thunder employs 33.8 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Desert Thunder:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Thunder 535th of 1109 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Desert Thunder in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Desert Thunder 185th of 711 Arizona public middle schools. (See Desert Thunder in the ranking list.)

Avondale Elementary District:

SchoolDigger ranks Avondale Elementary District 200th of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Desert Thunder

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 42.95 628th 1062 40.9%
2010 42.67 624th 1090 42.8%
2011 53.78 483rd 1075 55.1%
2012 52.82 534th 1141 53.2%
2013 45.25 665th 1158 42.6%
2014 43.17 619th 1079 42.6%
2015 34.44 577th 955 39.6%
2016 60.16 404th 1079 62.6%
2017 46.24 535th 1106 51.6%
2018 45.82 535th 1109 51.8%

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

Rank History for Desert Thunder

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 54.00 296th 663 55.4%
2010 50.11 331st 692 52.2%
2011 57.52 272nd 685 60.3%
2012 61.24 279th 772 63.9%
2013 54.17 354th 787 55.0%
2014 58.24 273rd 690 60.4%
2015 33.72 301st 521 42.2%
2016 60.98 218th 677 67.8%
2017 53.71 265th 695 61.9%
2018 69.70 185th 711 74.0%

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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by a parent
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Open Quote Desert Thunder has been a great school for my kids! The teachers challenge the students on their level, help them to set goals, and provide extra help when they are having trouble. So happy with my choice to bring my kids here, after taking them out of one of the near charter schools that just told me to pay for outside tutoring when one of my kids had trouble with math. Desert Thunder really cares about meeting their needs! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Desert Thunder

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 436 89 10 307 3 n/a n/a 0 845
2006 363 82 8 334 6 n/a n/a 0 793
2007 405 94 34 400 4 n/a n/a 0 937
2008 453 132 39 477 9 n/a n/a 0 1110
2009 279 100 16 302 10 n/a n/a 0 707
2010 246 96 17 302 6 n/a n/a 0 667
2011 267 97 28 339 10 0 1 0 742
2012 238 106 27 318 9 2 4 0 704
2013 181 101 25 304 11 3 6 0 631
2014 181 112 19 291 9 1 6 0 619
2015 187 107 25 306 4 2 5 0 636
2016 197 114 22 319 6 3 4 0 665
2017 199 115 18 360 6 2 5 0 705

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 Thunder

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 845 38.0 22.2 40.6
2006 793 43.0 18.4 36.3
2007 937 48.0 19.5 37.1
2008 1110 50.0 22.2 40.5
2009 707 36.0 19.6 46.7
2010 667 35.0 19.0 52.0
2011 742 31.0 23.9 39.4
2012 704 33.5 21.0 27.1
2013 631 27.5 22.9 47.7
2014 619 27.5 22.5 52.5
2015 636 27.0 23.5 59.6
2016 665 32.0 20.7 49.6
2017 705 33.8 20.8 11.2

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 Thunder

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 845 38.0 22.2 40.6
2006 793 43.0 18.4 36.3
2007 937 48.0 19.5 37.1
2008 1110 50.0 22.2 40.5
2009 707 36.0 19.6 46.7
2010 667 35.0 19.0 52.0
2011 742 31.0 23.9 39.4
2012 704 33.5 21.0 27.1
2013 631 27.5 22.9 47.7
2014 619 27.5 22.5 52.5
2015 636 27.0 23.5 59.6
2016 665 32.0 20.7 49.6
2017 705 33.8 20.8 11.2

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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