Desert Trails Elementary School

Public PK, KG-7

 4315 East Cashman Dr.
       Phoenix, AZ  85050


 (602) 449-4100

 School Website

District: Paradise Valley Unified District

SchoolDigger Rank:
26th of 1,109 Arizona Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.3
Number of students:  558

Racial breakdown:
White:
73.1%
Hispanic:
12.0%
Two or more races:
6.5%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.4%

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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 Trails Elementary School ranked better than 97.7% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranked 2nd among 28 ranked elementary schools in the Paradise Valley Unified District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.43. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.1%), Hispanic (12%), two or more races (6.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 8.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Trails Elementary School is 14.3, which is the 10th best among 28 elementary schools in the Paradise Valley Unified District. (See more...)
Compare Desert Trails Elementary School employs 39 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Desert Trails Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Trails Elementary School 26th of 1109 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Desert Trails Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Paradise Valley Unified District:

SchoolDigger ranks Paradise Valley Unified District 144th of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Desert Trails Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 87.29 83rd 1062 92.2%
2010 88.34 86th 1090 92.1%
2011 87.15 94th 1075 91.3%
2012 84.31 117th 1141 89.7%
2013 89.48 47th 1158 95.9%
2014 89.84 75th 1079 93.0%
2015 85.57 114th 955 88.1%
2016 95.02 35th 1079 96.8%
2017 96.91 16th 1106 98.6%
2018 95.43 26th 1109 97.7%

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
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Open Quote This school has a dedicated teachers, a great principal and strong PTO. My children have been attending for 6 years and they love their school! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 24, 2012

Open Quote I chose Desert Trails because it was suppose to be one of the best elementary schools in the PV school district. It has not been the case at all. I have been continually disappointed with the school as a whole and the administration is not effective at all. There is a lack of leadership all the way around. My son has been labeled special needs, when in fact he is not. I have even had outside testing done. Any gains he has made is because I am doing it at home, not because the teachers are teaching him. Disappointed by the whole experience. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Desert Trails Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 508 6 8 23 2 n/a n/a 0 547
1999 689 10 13 24 3 n/a n/a 0 739
2000 743 13 16 25 5 n/a n/a 0 802
2001 752 11 17 29 4 n/a n/a 0 813
2002 789 15 24 41 5 n/a n/a 0 874
2003 789 15 24 41 5 n/a n/a 0 874
2004 806 13 24 49 6 n/a n/a 0 898
2005 766 15 28 57 6 n/a n/a 0 872
2006 815 16 27 56 2 n/a n/a 0 916
2007 523 6 29 41 3 n/a n/a 0 602
2008 497 15 29 45 5 n/a n/a 0 591
2009 490 14 29 54 2 n/a n/a 0 589
2010 431 13 26 54 3 n/a n/a 0 527
2011 432 11 27 63 2 0 10 0 545
2012 430 20 19 68 4 0 18 0 559
2013 398 15 16 57 2 2 18 0 508
2014 378 10 9 64 1 2 19 0 483
2015 392 19 21 64 3 2 24 0 525
2016 430 18 32 59 3 2 26 0 570
2017 408 18 26 67 3 0 36 0 558

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 Trails Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 547 25.4 21.5 n/a
1999 739 32.9 22.5 n/a
2000 802 37.6 21.3 n/a
2001 813 39.3 20.7 n/a
2002 874 41.6 21.0 3.4
2003 874 41.6 21.0 3.4
2004 898 41.8 21.5 4.8
2005 872 41.8 20.9 4.4
2006 916 45.8 20.0 3.7
2007 602 32.4 18.6 3.8
2008 591 32.4 18.2 5.8
2009 589 28.6 20.6 7.1
2010 527 26.5 19.8 7.4
2011 545 29.0 18.7 6.8
2012 559 28.0 19.9 10.4
2013 508 26.4 19.1 15.6
2014 483 30.0 16.1 2.3
2015 525 33.0 15.9 7.4
2016 570 38.0 15.0 7.4
2017 558 39.0 14.3 8.4

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 Desert Trails Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 547 25.4 21.5 n/a
1999 739 32.9 22.5 n/a
2000 802 37.6 21.3 n/a
2001 813 39.3 20.7 n/a
2002 874 41.6 21.0 3.4
2003 874 41.6 21.0 3.4
2004 898 41.8 21.5 4.8
2005 872 41.8 20.9 4.4
2006 916 45.8 20.0 3.7
2007 602 32.4 18.6 3.8
2008 591 32.4 18.2 5.8
2009 589 28.6 20.6 7.1
2010 527 26.5 19.8 7.4
2011 545 29.0 18.7 6.8
2012 559 28.0 19.9 10.4
2013 508 26.4 19.1 15.6
2014 483 30.0 16.1 2.3
2015 525 33.0 15.9 7.4
2016 570 38.0 15.0 7.4
2017 558 39.0 14.3 8.4

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.




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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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