Mesquite Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 9455 E. Rita Road
       Tucson, AZ  85747


 (520) 879-2100

 School Website

District: Vail Unified District

SchoolDigger Rank:
49th of 1,109 Arizona Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.0
Number of students:  673

Racial breakdown:
White:
44.3%
Hispanic:
43.2%
Two or more races:
5.8%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.9%

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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, Mesquite Elementary School ranked better than 95.6% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranked 2nd among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Vail Unified District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.58. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (44.3%), Hispanic (43.2%), two or more races (5.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 26.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Mesquite Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mesquite Elementary School 49th of 1109 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Mesquite Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Vail Unified District:

SchoolDigger ranks Vail Unified District 53rd of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mesquite Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 91.36 30th 1062 97.2%
2010 91.93 36th 1090 96.7%
2011 92.52 27th 1075 97.5%
2014 92.37 36th 1079 96.7%
2015 89.26 80th 955 91.6%
2016 91.90 68th 1079 93.7%
2017 93.59 54th 1106 95.1%
2018 93.58 49th 1109 95.6%

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 citizen
Monday, July 2, 2012

Open Quote I understand that Mesquite has an excellent rating but then why are my 2 grandsons who go there always very bored ?? Close Quote


Enrollment information for Mesquite Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 472 38 11 108 2 n/a n/a 0 631
2001 577 50 20 183 12 n/a n/a 0 842
2002 439 31 20 164 7 n/a n/a 0 661
2003 439 31 20 164 7 n/a n/a 0 661
2004 383 38 21 117 5 n/a n/a 0 564
2005 397 25 26 119 3 n/a n/a 0 570
2006 395 44 35 149 7 n/a n/a 0 630
2007 410 34 25 155 7 n/a n/a 0 631
2008 397 36 28 171 6 n/a n/a 0 638
2009 369 41 25 163 9 n/a n/a 0 607
2010 360 37 32 161 5 n/a n/a 0 595
2011 357 38 29 181 3 0 0 0 608
2012 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2013 308 38 32 205 2 1 11 0 597
2014 344 34 27 243 4 2 22 0 676
2015 325 32 21 251 5 0 33 0 667
2016 297 22 19 268 4 0 34 0 644
2017 298 21 17 291 5 2 39 0 673

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 Mesquite Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 631 34.7 18.2 n/a
2001 842 45.1 18.7 n/a
2002 661 36.9 17.9 19.4
2003 661 36.9 17.9 19.4
2004 564 27.9 20.2 19.9
2005 570 35.1 16.2 n/a
2006 630 36.0 17.5 16.5
2007 631 28.6 22.1 16.2
2008 638 37.8 16.9 13.3
2009 607 34.5 17.6 18.0
2010 595 33.0 18.0 18.0
2011 608 30.3 20.0 18.4
2012 n/a 30.0 n/a n/a
2013 597 n/a n/a 26.0
2014 676 n/a n/a 26.6
2015 667 n/a n/a 30.3
2016 644 n/a n/a 2.0
2017 673 n/a n/a 26.9

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 Mesquite Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 631 34.7 18.2 n/a
2001 842 45.1 18.7 n/a
2002 661 36.9 17.9 19.4
2003 661 36.9 17.9 19.4
2004 564 27.9 20.2 19.9
2005 570 35.1 16.2 n/a
2006 630 36.0 17.5 16.5
2007 631 28.6 22.1 16.2
2008 638 37.8 16.9 13.3
2009 607 34.5 17.6 18.0
2010 595 33.0 18.0 18.0
2011 608 30.3 20.0 18.4
2012 n/a 30.0 n/a n/a
2013 597 n/a n/a 26.0
2014 676 n/a n/a 26.6
2015 667 n/a n/a 30.3
2016 644 n/a n/a 2.0
2017 673 n/a n/a 26.9

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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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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