Desert Star School

2131 South 157th Ave, Goodyear, AZ 85338 | (623) 772-5000
  • Grades: KG-8
  • Student Enrollment: 889
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 2131 South 157th Avenue, Goodyear, AZ 85338
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 889
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 39.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 22.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 469 (52.8%)
  • Females: 420 (47.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 135 (15.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 329 (37.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 464 (52.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Desert Star School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian80.9%
Black879.8%
Asian262.9%
Hispanic42948.3%
White33938.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Desert Star School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten30.3%
Kindergarten10311.6%
1st Grade9310.5%
2nd Grade9911.1%
3rd Grade10211.5%
4th Grade9911.1%
5th Grade9310.5%
6th Grade9310.5%
7th Grade9911.1%
8th Grade10511.8%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 55%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:46%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 5 Years
  • Average Salary: $40,276
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Desert Star School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$35,79371%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$50,96630%
Source: AZ Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Desert Star School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on AIMS state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing

AIMS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201060.0%55.0%65.0%
200974.0%75.0%-
200881.0%70.0%71.0%
 
Reading Test
201078.0%69.0%73.0%
200983.0%76.0%-
200866.0%60.0%69.0%
 
Writing Test
200980.0%75.0%-
200874.0%68.0%76.0%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201056.0%58.0%63.0%
200966.0%81.0%-
200857.0%64.0%74.0%
 
Reading Test
201068.0%69.0%71.0%
200974.0%71.0%-
200862.0%61.0%69.0%
 
Science Test
201072.0%61.0%61.0%
200949.0%47.0%-
200849.0%43.0%53.0%
 
Writing Test
200968.0%77.0%-
200847.0%55.0%70.0%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201054.0%45.0%58.0%
200961.0%62.0%-
200867.0%62.0%70.0%
 
Reading Test
201071.0%66.0%72.0%
200965.0%68.0%-
200867.0%58.0%68.0%
 
Writing Test
201068.0%58.0%74.0%
200974.0%76.0%-
200839.0%51.0%65.0%
 

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201047.0%49.0%56.0%
200963.0%57.0%-
200871.0%60.0%67.0%
 
Reading Test
201079.0%71.0%78.0%
200964.0%58.0%-
200866.0%59.0%68.0%
 
Writing Test
201062.0%62.0%73.0%
200975.0%82.0%-
200866.0%65.0%72.0%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201063.0%53.0%57.0%
200978.0%76.0%-
200878.0%70.0%71.0%
 
Reading Test
201081.0%75.0%77.0%
200972.0%73.0%-
200874.0%62.0%70.0%
 
Writing Test
201055.0%65.0%75.0%
200983.0%82.0%-
200878.0%60.0%65.0%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201048.0%50.0%57.0%
200958.0%57.0%-
200869.0%52.0%62.0%
 
Reading Test
201070.0%70.0%73.0%
200971.0%68.0%-
200871.0%61.0%67.0%
 
Science Test
201054.0%52.0%58.0%
200960.0%49.0%-
200849.0%40.0%50.0%
 
Writing Test
200989.0%85.0%-
200877.0%65.0%76.0%
 
Source: AZ Department of Education 2009-2010

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