Desert Meadows Elementary School

Public K-8

 6855 W. Meadows Loop East
       Laveen, AZ  85339


 (602) 304-2020

 School Website

District: Laveen Elementary District

SchoolDigger Rank:
688th of 1,109 Arizona Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  41.9
Number of students:  715

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
58.6%
African American:
18.3%
White:
11.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.1%

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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 Meadows Elementary School ranked worse than 62% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranked 4th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Laveen Elementary District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.73. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Desert Meadows Elementary School ranked worse than 53.9% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.24. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Desert Meadows Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Laveen Elementary District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (58.6%), African American (18.3%), White (11.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 41.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Meadows Elementary School is 41.9, which is the 2nd best among 7 elementary schools in the Laveen Elementary District. (See more...)
Compare Desert Meadows Elementary School employs 17 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Desert Meadows Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Meadows Elementary School 688th of 1109 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Desert Meadows Elementary School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Desert Meadows Elementary School 383rd of 711 Arizona public middle schools. (See Desert Meadows Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Laveen Elementary District:

SchoolDigger ranks Laveen Elementary District 236th of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Desert Meadows Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 40.36 658th 1062 38.0%
2010 37.95 690th 1090 36.7%
2011 37.19 698th 1075 35.1%
2012 41.47 717th 1141 37.2%
2013 42.00 709th 1158 38.8%
2014 39.90 659th 1079 38.9%
2015 25.88 679th 955 28.9%
2016 31.97 703rd 1079 34.8%
2017 38.37 638th 1106 42.3%
2018 34.73 688th 1109 38.0%

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

Rank History for Desert Meadows Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 44.31 368th 663 44.5%
2010 42.07 411th 692 40.6%
2011 29.31 510th 685 25.5%
2012 40.82 485th 772 37.2%
2013 42.79 466th 787 40.8%
2014 33.11 468th 690 32.2%
2015 23.27 405th 521 22.3%
2016 40.46 358th 677 47.1%
2017 35.45 406th 695 41.6%
2018 40.24 383rd 711 46.1%

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 6, 2011

Open Quote This is my kids' second year at Desert Meadows, and it's been a good school for us. They are currently in 7th grade and 2nd grade. All the teachers they've had have been really good. Ms. Zachary in 2nd grade is great! My 7th grader is in the honors program and is doing really well. The office staff is just okay. Anytime I've tried to contact the principal via e-mail or phone, I get a response from someone else or, more often, no response at all. But other than that, I would recommend this school. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Desert Meadows Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 75 69 28 240 18 n/a n/a 0 430
2009 157 212 50 411 26 n/a n/a 0 856
2010 155 210 45 456 32 n/a n/a 0 898
2011 149 231 41 518 29 11 12 0 991
2012 153 243 36 600 29 9 19 0 1089
2013 120 180 26 471 24 5 24 0 850
2014 122 208 18 513 22 8 27 0 918
2015 133 196 20 518 17 11 24 0 919
2016 116 212 21 557 24 5 28 0 963
2017 82 131 15 419 25 10 33 0 715

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 Meadows Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 430 17.1 25.1 35.3
2009 856 39.4 21.7 62.9
2010 898 41.0 21.8 71.2
2011 991 42.0 23.5 66.1
2012 1089 42.5 25.5 48.2
2013 850 39.2 21.6 74.2
2014 918 41.5 22.0 73.0
2015 919 45.0 20.4 73.4
2016 963 46.0 20.9 52.3
2017 715 17.0 41.9 41.1

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 Meadows Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 430 17.1 25.1 35.3
2009 856 39.4 21.7 62.9
2010 898 41.0 21.8 71.2
2011 991 42.0 23.5 66.1
2012 1089 42.5 25.5 48.2
2013 850 39.2 21.6 74.2
2014 918 41.5 22.0 73.0
2015 919 45.0 20.4 73.4
2016 963 46.0 20.9 52.3
2017 715 17.0 41.9 41.1

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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