Desert Hills Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 280 North Rdrunner Pky
       Las Cruces, NM  88001


 (505) 527-5800

 School Website

District: Las Cruces Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
27th of 383 New Mexico Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.4
Number of students:  674

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
57.9%
White:
29.8%
African American:
4.0%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.2%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Desert Hills Elementary ranked better than 93% of elementary schools in New Mexico. It also ranked first among 24 ranked elementary schools in the Las Cruces Public Schools District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.71. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (57.9%), White (29.8%), African American (4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 41.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Hills Elementary is 16.4. 20 elementary schools in the Las Cruces Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Desert Hills Elementary employs 41 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Desert Hills Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Hills Elementary 27th of 383 New Mexico public elementary schools. (See Desert Hills Elementary in the ranking list.)

Las Cruces Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Las Cruces Public Schools 59th of 103 New Mexico school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Desert Hills Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 88.07 30th 389 92.3%
2006 87.64 32nd 390 91.8%
2007 90.05 25th 398 93.7%
2008 87.01 35th 405 91.4%
2009 83.52 43rd 411 89.5%
2010 77.99 70th 419 83.3%
2011 86.89 41st 402 89.8%
2012 84.89 42nd 398 89.4%
2013 90.05 25th 412 93.9%
2014 81.77 54th 442 87.8%
2015 78.54 63rd 421 85.0%
2016 84.36 42nd 410 89.8%
2017 89.01 23rd 374 93.9%
2018 87.71 27th 383 93.0%

Data source: test scores: New Mexico Public Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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by a parent
Monday, January 9, 2012

Open Quote We have had MANY bullying issues with this school and their best way to handle it is to either tell the children to stay away from the bully and play somewhere else or to punish everyone involved. Not okay. The main office is never friendly to parents coming in. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Desert Hills Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 237 14 6 266 9 n/a n/a 0 532
1996 237 14 6 266 9 n/a n/a 0 532
1997 226 10 4 289 7 n/a n/a 0 536
1998 240 23 7 304 9 n/a n/a 0 583
1999 252 16 5 343 18 n/a n/a 0 634
2000 229 12 16 211 4 n/a n/a 0 472
2001 277 16 13 178 3 n/a n/a 0 487
2002 289 23 11 205 4 n/a n/a 0 532
2003 289 23 11 205 4 n/a n/a 0 532
2004 322 18 15 233 2 n/a n/a 0 590
2005 348 26 21 243 4 n/a n/a 0 642
2006 369 29 23 317 4 n/a n/a 0 742
2007 322 21 29 235 2 n/a n/a 0 609
2008 329 25 32 249 4 n/a n/a 0 639
2009 324 30 37 280 2 n/a n/a 0 673
2010 327 33 33 314 8 0 0 0 715
2011 205 25 28 286 3 4 6 0 557
2012 169 32 25 311 2 15 7 0 561
2013 158 28 18 302 3 19 6 0 534
2014 176 27 13 321 2 27 7 0 573
2015 191 25 11 346 5 21 8 0 607
2016 201 27 11 390 10 23 12 0 674

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 Hills Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 532 26.6 20.0 n/a
1996 532 26.6 20.0 n/a
1997 536 33.5 16.0 n/a
1998 583 33.0 17.7 n/a
1999 634 34.6 18.3 44.3
2000 472 31.1 15.2 46.4
2001 487 29.2 16.7 33.1
2002 532 32.0 16.6 34.2
2003 532 32.0 16.6 34.2
2004 590 37.3 15.8 28.6
2005 642 38.5 16.7 29.0
2006 742 42.9 17.3 31.4
2007 609 38.2 15.9 23.0
2008 639 39.0 16.4 24.4
2009 673 40.0 16.8 25.4
2010 715 40.0 17.8 26.4
2011 557 36.0 15.4 29.6
2012 561 35.5 15.7 36.2
2013 534 35.5 15.0 40.6
2014 573 35.5 16.1 37.9
2015 607 40.0 15.1 36.4
2016 674 41.0 16.4 41.2

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 Desert Hills Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 532 26.6 20.0 n/a
1996 532 26.6 20.0 n/a
1997 536 33.5 16.0 n/a
1998 583 33.0 17.7 n/a
1999 634 34.6 18.3 44.3
2000 472 31.1 15.2 46.4
2001 487 29.2 16.7 33.1
2002 532 32.0 16.6 34.2
2003 532 32.0 16.6 34.2
2004 590 37.3 15.8 28.6
2005 642 38.5 16.7 29.0
2006 742 42.9 17.3 31.4
2007 609 38.2 15.9 23.0
2008 639 39.0 16.4 24.4
2009 673 40.0 16.8 25.4
2010 715 40.0 17.8 26.4
2011 557 36.0 15.4 29.6
2012 561 35.5 15.7 36.2
2013 534 35.5 15.0 40.6
2014 573 35.5 16.1 37.9
2015 607 40.0 15.1 36.4
2016 674 41.0 16.4 41.2

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 New Mexico Public Education Department.

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