Kyrene de los Cerritos School

Public PK, KG-5

 14620 S Desert Foothills Pkwy
       Phoenix, AZ  85048-4607


(480) 541-2200

District: Kyrene Elementary District

SchoolDigger Rank:
88th of 1,188 Arizona Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,886 Help

Students who attend Kyrene de los Cerritos School usually attend:

Middle:    Kyrene Centennial Middle School
High:    Desert Vista High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7
Number of students:  376

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.6%
Hispanic:
23.4%
Two or more races:
11.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.4%

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Compare Details Kyrene de los Cerritos School ranks better than 92.6% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranks 4th among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Kyrene Elementary District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.61. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (55.6%), Hispanic (23.4%), two or more races (11.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 6.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kyrene de los Cerritos School is 16.7. 10 elementary schools in the Kyrene Elementary District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Kyrene de los Cerritos School employs 22.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kyrene de los Cerritos School is $6,886. 10 elementary schools in the Kyrene Elementary District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Kyrene de los Cerritos School:

SchoolDigger ranks Kyrene de los Cerritos School 88th of 1188 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Kyrene de los Cerritos School in the ranking list.)

Kyrene Elementary District:

SchoolDigger ranks Kyrene Elementary District 114th of 509 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Kyrene de los Cerritos School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 89.12 54th 1062 94.9%
2010 89.27 72nd 1090 93.4%
2011 87.29 92nd 1075 91.4%
2012 82.32 155th 1141 86.4%
2013 86.20 93rd 1158 92.0%
2014 84.65 154th 1079 85.7%
2015 92.71 41st 955 95.7%
2016 95.90 22nd 1079 98.0%
2017 95.29 30th 1106 97.3%
2018 95.22 30th 1109 97.3%
2019 94.55 34th 1039 96.7%
2021 86.88 161st 1226 86.9%
2022 91.61 88th 1188 92.6%

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

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4.8)
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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Open Quote The communication between staff and parents is fantastic. The leadership academy program is wonderful. The only school we could find that teaches leadership/life skills along with academics. Our daughter will frequently state she should do her homework before play because she was taught “first things first” etc Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Open Quote My daughter is new to this school this year. We are so glad our home is within its boundaries. The academics are amazing but the leadership training Because of the leadership academy training is amazing. Training that will help her throughout her life. She has learned to work with other people, responsibility and tactics to succeed even if she is in a frustrating situation. I don't have to hound her to get her homework done any more. Very happy. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, October 14, 2016

Open Quote My girls are in 3rd and 4th grade and I have loved Cerritos since they began in Kindergarten. I especially love the Leadership program and the opportunity my girls have to get involved in activities. Their teachers have had high expectations, great classroom management and I have seen tremendous academic growth with both girls. The PTO is very active and a very hardworking supportive group of volunteers. They are welcoming, organized, and put on some great family events. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, December 29, 2012

Open Quote My son and daughter both attended Cerritos, then Altadena, and now are students at Desert Vista High School. Cerritos helped lay the foundation of learning for them to be successful at higher levels of education. They were not at Cerritos when the Leadership academy began but I can see now at their high school level how it would have been beneficial. Learning how to effectively organize their time, set goals, take ownership of their education and using their own personal strengths to be a leader to help others would have been an asset to them. Every Kyrene school has state and district academic goals to reach so I doubt that Cerritos would be allowed to set aside high academic goals to solely promote the leadership aspect. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, March 7, 2011

Open Quote My children have attended this school for the past six years, and as parents we have been quite satisfied. However, this year the school became a 'leadership academy' where they focus on the Covey Seven Habits. This program has decreased the amount of time the teachers could devote to academic learning. Consequently, the kids are bored, and frustrated. As a parent, I am seriously considering leaving for a charter or private school. The school isn't about academic excellence any more, but rather having my child become a "leader"

I rate the program as poor, but the Cerritos teachers are excellent. This program hinders their performance as teachers, which is very unfortunate. That is why I am giving the "average' rating. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Kyrene de los Cerritos School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 546 11 32 26 2 n/a n/a 0 617
1998 651 18 44 31 2 n/a n/a 0 746
1999 727 22 52 46 4 n/a n/a 0 851
2000 719 33 45 44 3 n/a n/a 0 844
2001 736 28 38 47 2 n/a n/a 0 851
2002 631 23 42 43 3 n/a n/a 0 742
2003 631 23 42 43 3 n/a n/a 0 742
2004 613 29 52 42 2 n/a n/a 0 738
2005 574 42 50 48 2 n/a n/a 0 716
2006 558 42 74 54 2 n/a n/a 0 730
2007 571 38 83 60 1 n/a n/a 0 753
2008 539 39 77 63 3 n/a n/a 0 721
2009 502 32 67 69 4 n/a n/a 0 674
2010 468 28 53 71 4 n/a n/a 0 624
2011 440 35 45 68 2 3 0 0 593
2012 408 28 31 75 4 0 2 0 548
2013 409 29 27 81 3 0 10 0 559
2014 382 22 21 71 2 0 21 0 519
2015 394 24 18 74 1 0 20 0 531
2016 370 22 17 83 2 0 27 0 521
2017 348 21 21 86 4 1 29 0 510
2018 359 21 20 86 4 1 35 0 526
2019 316 15 20 99 7 1 41 0 499
2020 321 13 13 91 9 0 42 0 489
2021 248 10 14 104 6 0 38 0 420
2022 209 12 21 88 4 0 42 0 376

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 Kyrene de los Cerritos School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 617 33.4 18.5 n/a
1998 746 38.0 19.6 n/a
1999 851 42.2 20.2 n/a
2000 844 41.2 20.5 n/a
2001 851 42.3 20.1 n/a
2002 742 40.3 18.4 1.3
2003 742 40.3 18.4 1.3
2004 738 39.4 18.7 0.9
2005 716 41.2 17.4 3.2
2006 730 38.9 18.8 5.1
2007 753 37.7 20.0 3.9
2008 721 41.6 17.3 5.4
2009 674 39.1 17.2 4.2
2010 624 37.3 16.7 7.7
2011 593 34.8 17.0 6.9
2012 548 37.9 14.4 8.8
2013 559 32.1 17.3 6.4
2014 519 32.8 15.7 6.9
2015 531 33.0 16.0 7.2
2016 521 31.0 16.8 7.1
2017 510 28.8 17.6 8
2018 526 29.5 17.8 8.7
2019 499 28.4 17.5 8.6
2020 489 27.5 17.7 7.8
2021 420 25.4 16.5 n/a
2022 376 22.5 16.7 6.4

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 Kyrene de los Cerritos School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 617 33.4 18.5 n/a
1998 746 38.0 19.6 n/a
1999 851 42.2 20.2 n/a
2000 844 41.2 20.5 n/a
2001 851 42.3 20.1 n/a
2002 742 40.3 18.4 1.3
2003 742 40.3 18.4 1.3
2004 738 39.4 18.7 0.9
2005 716 41.2 17.4 3.2
2006 730 38.9 18.8 5.1
2007 753 37.7 20.0 3.9
2008 721 41.6 17.3 5.4
2009 674 39.1 17.2 4.2
2010 624 37.3 16.7 7.7
2011 593 34.8 17.0 6.9
2012 548 37.9 14.4 8.8
2013 559 32.1 17.3 6.4
2014 519 32.8 15.7 6.9
2015 531 33.0 16.0 7.2
2016 521 31.0 16.8 7.1
2017 510 28.8 17.6 8
2018 526 29.5 17.8 8.7
2019 499 28.4 17.5 8.6
2020 489 27.5 17.7 7.8
2021 420 25.4 16.5 n/a
2022 376 22.5 16.7 6.4

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Kyrene de los Cerritos 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 $402 (4.6%) $60 (0.7%) $865 (10.0%) $6,811 (78.4%) $1,417 (16.3%) $8,228 (94.7%) $8,691
2020 $296 (5.0%) n/a $592 (10.0%) $5,573 (93.9%) $65 (1.1%) $5,638 (95.0%) $5,934
2021 $331 (4.9%) n/a $662 (9.8%) $6,265 (92.3%) $188 (2.8%) $6,454 (95.1%) $6,785
2022 $179 (2.6%) $01 (0.0%) $360 (5.2%) $6,621 (96.2%) $84 (1.2%) $6,705 (97.4%) $6,886

Data source: Arizona Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Kyrene de los Cerritos School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 34th of 1039 Elementary schoolsRanks 88th of 1188 Elementary schools
 4.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students499420
 15.8%
African American1510
 33.3%
American Indian76
 14.3%
Asian2014
 30%
Hispanic99104
 5.1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White316248
 21.5%
Two or More Races4138
 7.3%




Frequently Asked Questions about Kyrene de los Cerritos School

Students at Kyrene de los Cerritos School are 56% White, 23% Hispanic, 11% Two or more races, 6% Asian, 3% African American, 1% American Indian.

Yes. Kyrene de los Cerritos School ranks in the top 7.4% of Arizona elementary schools.

Students who attend Kyrene de los Cerritos School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Kyrene Centennial Middle School
High : Desert Vista High School

In the 2021-22 school year, 376 students attended Kyrene de los Cerritos School.


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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