Discovery School

Public K-8

 7910 W Maryland Ave
       Glendale, AZ  85303


 (623) 237-4000

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District: Glendale Elementary District

SchoolDigger Rank:
754th of 1,109 Arizona Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.8
Number of students:  740

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
71.6%
White:
11.9%
African American:
9.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.2%

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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, Discovery School ranked worse than 68% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranked 6th among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Glendale Elementary District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.85. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Discovery School ranked better than 54.4% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.2. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (71.6%), White (11.9%), African American (9.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 89.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Discovery School is 20.8. 9 elementary schools in the Glendale Elementary District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Discovery School employs 35.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Discovery School:

SchoolDigger ranks Discovery School 754th of 1109 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Discovery School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Discovery School 324th of 711 Arizona public middle schools. (See Discovery School in the ranking list.)

Glendale Elementary District:

SchoolDigger ranks Glendale Elementary District 301st of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Discovery School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 34.12 735th 1062 30.8%
2010 47.68 564th 1090 48.3%
2011 50.71 515th 1075 52.1%
2012 50.26 581st 1141 49.1%
2013 41.67 713th 1158 38.4%
2014 29.21 800th 1079 25.9%
2015 25.60 680th 955 28.8%
2016 38.05 616th 1079 42.9%
2017 36.87 659th 1106 40.4%
2018 29.85 754th 1109 32.0%

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

Rank History for Discovery School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 61.45 242nd 663 63.5%
2010 72.73 172nd 692 75.1%
2011 67.60 203rd 685 70.4%
2012 65.10 248th 772 67.9%
2013 57.76 323rd 787 59.0%
2014 43.13 372nd 690 46.1%
2015 32.14 320th 521 38.6%
2016 34.92 408th 677 39.7%
2017 34.74 415th 695 40.3%
2018 47.20 324th 711 54.4%

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, October 13, 2011

Open Quote The academics and faculty at this school are phenomenal!! They have a great extra curricular activities department, great student council and good parent turn out for events. The principal is in need of an attitude adjustment, she is non responsive when problems are brought to her attention and confrontational when asked to correct mistakes, but her vice principal would do (and does do) the job wonderfully. The office as well as maintenance staff go above and beyond at all times and the teaching staff is the most dedicated group of teachers iv had the pleasure of dealing with both as a parent and also a teacher myself. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Discovery School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 293 13 9 260 11 n/a n/a 10 596
1994 337 32 8 301 12 n/a n/a 0 690
1995 371 60 18 449 17 n/a n/a 0 915
1996 371 60 18 449 17 n/a n/a 0 915
1997 322 58 16 315 13 n/a n/a 0 724
1998 298 59 17 283 12 n/a n/a 0 669
1999 305 74 17 364 14 n/a n/a 0 774
2000 329 73 26 358 15 n/a n/a 0 801
2001 326 70 33 422 18 n/a n/a 0 869
2002 252 108 45 493 22 n/a n/a 0 920
2003 252 108 45 493 22 n/a n/a 0 920
2004 205 107 35 464 26 n/a n/a 0 837
2005 187 118 40 473 18 n/a n/a 0 836
2006 158 136 35 501 12 n/a n/a 0 842
2007 134 118 34 566 17 n/a n/a 0 869
2008 139 110 21 546 12 n/a n/a 0 828
2009 106 106 15 513 7 n/a n/a 0 747
2010 96 78 14 492 5 n/a n/a 0 685
2011 99 76 18 482 6 0 7 0 688
2012 108 81 23 475 3 1 19 0 710
2013 110 71 21 511 6 0 20 0 739
2014 118 77 23 514 6 2 15 0 755
2015 105 63 22 527 12 2 15 0 746
2016 92 75 23 548 14 2 28 0 782
2017 88 70 21 530 5 2 24 0 740

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 Discovery School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 596 26.8 22.2 n/a
1994 690 31.8 21.7 n/a
1995 915 41.5 22.0 n/a
1996 915 41.5 22.0 n/a
1997 724 38.5 18.8 n/a
1998 669 35.0 19.1 n/a
1999 774 38.1 20.3 n/a
2000 801 33.0 24.3 n/a
2001 869 38.0 22.9 n/a
2002 920 42.5 21.6 n/a
2003 920 42.5 21.6 n/a
2004 837 41.2 20.3 60.1
2005 836 41.7 20.0 74.4
2006 842 38.9 21.6 85.0
2007 869 39.9 21.8 69.0
2008 828 43.0 19.3 70.4
2009 747 41.0 18.2 77.6
2010 685 37.0 18.5 81.6
2011 688 36.1 19.0 79.9
2012 710 39.0 18.2 81.7
2013 739 38.5 19.1 83.8
2014 755 43.5 17.3 84.8
2015 746 36.0 20.7 86.1
2016 782 35.0 22.3 87.6
2017 740 35.5 20.8 89.2

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 Discovery School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 596 26.8 22.2 n/a
1994 690 31.8 21.7 n/a
1995 915 41.5 22.0 n/a
1996 915 41.5 22.0 n/a
1997 724 38.5 18.8 n/a
1998 669 35.0 19.1 n/a
1999 774 38.1 20.3 n/a
2000 801 33.0 24.3 n/a
2001 869 38.0 22.9 n/a
2002 920 42.5 21.6 n/a
2003 920 42.5 21.6 n/a
2004 837 41.2 20.3 60.1
2005 836 41.7 20.0 74.4
2006 842 38.9 21.6 85.0
2007 869 39.9 21.8 69.0
2008 828 43.0 19.3 70.4
2009 747 41.0 18.2 77.6
2010 685 37.0 18.5 81.6
2011 688 36.1 19.0 79.9
2012 710 39.0 18.2 81.7
2013 739 38.5 19.1 83.8
2014 755 43.5 17.3 84.8
2015 746 36.0 20.7 86.1
2016 782 35.0 22.3 87.6
2017 740 35.5 20.8 89.2

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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