Surprise Elementary School

Public PK, KG-8

 12907 W Greenway Rd
       El Mirage, AZ  85335-9759


(623) 876-7400

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District: Dysart Unified District (4243)

SchoolDigger Rank:
619th of 1,039 Arizona Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,308 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.7
Number of students:  874

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
60.8%
White:
24.7%
African American:
7.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  74.9%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Arizona Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Surprise Elementary School ranks worse than 59.6% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranks 12th among 19 ranked elementary schools in the Dysart Unified District (4243). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.17. (See more...)
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Compare Details Surprise Elementary School ranks worse than 63% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.23. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (60.8%), White (24.7%), African American (7.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 74.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Surprise Elementary School is 17.7, which is the 2nd best among 19 elementary schools in the Dysart Unified District (4243). (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Surprise Elementary School is $9,308, which is the 4th highest among 19 elementary schools in the Dysart Unified District (4243).
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Surprise Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Surprise Elementary School 619th of 1039 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Surprise Elementary School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Surprise Elementary School 381st of 605 Arizona public middle schools. (See Surprise Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Dysart Unified District (4243):

SchoolDigger ranks Dysart Unified District (4243) 226th of 363 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Surprise Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 39.54 666th 1062 37.3%
2010 39.63 665th 1090 39.0%
2011 50.53 518th 1075 51.8%
2012 43.65 686th 1141 39.9%
2013 43.76 684th 1158 40.9%
2014 45.52 591st 1079 45.2%
2015 24.96 691st 955 27.6%
2016 29.60 734th 1079 32.0%
2017 36.67 664th 1106 40.0%
2018 34.31 692nd 1109 37.6%
2019 35.17 619th 1039 40.4%

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

Rank History for Surprise Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 45.58 355th 663 46.5%
2010 48.13 348th 692 49.7%
2011 48.30 351st 685 48.8%
2012 44.70 440th 772 43.0%
2013 38.86 505th 787 35.8%
2014 47.71 346th 690 49.9%
2015 27.83 356th 521 31.7%
2016 37.22 389th 677 42.5%
2017 37.52 390th 695 43.9%
2018 33.23 445th 711 37.4%
2019 31.23 381st 605 37.0%

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
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Open Quote The principal Ms. Burns is rude tried to talk to her about a a problem we were having with my daughter and a teacher and she kept reading the email to my husband until my husband lost his patience and told her I know how to read I have an education I have a degree I graduated college too. I brought the email with me so we can figure out what we are going to do with this situation not for you to read it to me, needless to say she was no help to the problem or solution!! Seems all they do is give referral after referral and suspend kids, the kids are spending more time at home than at school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Surprise Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 221 25 3 816 1 n/a n/a -57 1009
1989 216 26 0 865 0 n/a n/a -92 1015
1990 205 23 n/a 907 2 n/a n/a -467 670
1991 117 22 1 583 0 n/a n/a -61 662
1992 96 21 0 547 0 n/a n/a 0 664
1993 71 24 0 560 0 n/a n/a 0 655
1994 68 19 0 592 0 n/a n/a 0 679
1995 67 24 0 615 1 n/a n/a 0 707
1996 67 24 0 615 1 n/a n/a 0 707
1997 59 14 0 611 2 n/a n/a 0 686
1998 63 12 1 619 0 n/a n/a 0 695
1999 102 21 2 614 0 n/a n/a 0 739
2000 81 13 2 505 0 n/a n/a 0 601
2001 164 16 5 660 0 n/a n/a 0 845
2002 122 49 7 703 0 n/a n/a 0 881
2003 122 49 7 703 0 n/a n/a 0 881
2004 104 60 6 674 6 n/a n/a 0 850
2005 121 73 10 654 3 n/a n/a 0 861
2006 220 102 11 724 11 n/a n/a 0 1068
2007 245 110 11 769 12 n/a n/a 0 1147
2008 213 94 5 744 13 n/a n/a 0 1069
2009 237 95 13 525 16 n/a n/a 0 886
2010 256 71 14 491 16 n/a n/a 0 848
2011 244 84 11 470 18 0 4 0 831
2012 256 88 9 521 12 1 16 0 903
2013 246 90 7 524 10 1 26 0 904
2014 244 94 7 546 9 1 30 0 931
2015 231 90 7 529 9 5 30 0 901
2016 209 79 7 506 6 5 28 0 840
2017 205 86 8 507 7 6 40 0 859
2018 201 64 6 520 7 5 47 0 850
2019 216 64 8 531 4 6 45 0 874

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 Surprise Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1009 47.0 21.4 n/a
1989 1015 49.5 20.5 n/a
1990 670 36.0 18.6 n/a
1991 662 37.8 17.5 n/a
1992 664 37.6 17.6 n/a
1993 655 37.5 17.5 n/a
1994 679 37.5 18.1 n/a
1995 707 39.5 17.9 n/a
1996 707 39.5 17.9 n/a
1997 686 35.0 19.6 n/a
1998 695 30.2 23.0 n/a
1999 739 33.2 22.3 n/a
2000 601 43.0 14.0 n/a
2001 845 37.0 22.8 n/a
2002 881 41.5 21.2 n/a
2003 881 41.5 21.2 n/a
2004 850 44.9 18.9 99.6
2005 861 39.5 21.8 93.6
2006 1068 47.0 22.7 90.8
2007 1147 56.5 20.3 3.4
2008 1069 58.0 18.4 4.2
2009 886 47.5 18.7 75.7
2010 848 50.0 16.9 72.5
2011 831 47.0 17.6 78.8
2012 903 45.5 19.8 80
2013 904 47.0 19.2 80.4
2014 931 54.2 17.1 80.3
2015 901 54.0 16.6 75.1
2016 840 43.0 19.5 82.9
2017 859 45.4 18.8 81.6
2018 850 46.4 18.2 80.9
2019 874 49.2 17.7 74.9

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 Surprise Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1009 47.0 21.4 n/a
1989 1015 49.5 20.5 n/a
1990 670 36.0 18.6 n/a
1991 662 37.8 17.5 n/a
1992 664 37.6 17.6 n/a
1993 655 37.5 17.5 n/a
1994 679 37.5 18.1 n/a
1995 707 39.5 17.9 n/a
1996 707 39.5 17.9 n/a
1997 686 35.0 19.6 n/a
1998 695 30.2 23.0 n/a
1999 739 33.2 22.3 n/a
2000 601 43.0 14.0 n/a
2001 845 37.0 22.8 n/a
2002 881 41.5 21.2 n/a
2003 881 41.5 21.2 n/a
2004 850 44.9 18.9 99.6
2005 861 39.5 21.8 93.6
2006 1068 47.0 22.7 90.8
2007 1147 56.5 20.3 3.4
2008 1069 58.0 18.4 4.2
2009 886 47.5 18.7 75.7
2010 848 50.0 16.9 72.5
2011 831 47.0 17.6 78.8
2012 903 45.5 19.8 80
2013 904 47.0 19.2 80.4
2014 931 54.2 17.1 80.3
2015 901 54.0 16.6 75.1
2016 840 43.0 19.5 82.9
2017 859 45.4 18.8 81.6
2018 850 46.4 18.2 80.9
2019 874 49.2 17.7 74.9

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Surprise Elementary School

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $675 (7.3%) $180 (2.0%) $1,530 (16.7%) $6,723 (73.2%) $1,608 (17.5%) $8,331 (90.7%) $9,186
2020 $706 (7.6%) $840 (9.0%) $2,252 (24.2%) $6,362 (68.3%) $1,400 (15.0%) $7,762 (83.4%) $9,308

Data source: Arizona Department of Education




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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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