Desert Spirit School

7355 West Orangewood, Glendale, AZ 85303 | (623) 237-4000
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 926
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5 out of 5 | 6 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 7355 W. Orangewood, Glendale, AZ 85303
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: 926
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 47.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 19.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 487 (52.6%)
  • Females: 439 (47.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 72 (7.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 738 (79.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 810 (87.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Desert Spirit School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian181.9%
Black11212.1%
Asian485.2%
Hispanic64169.2%
White10711.6%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Desert Spirit School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten171.8%
Kindergarten9610.4%
1st Grade11812.7%
2nd Grade10811.7%
3rd Grade9610.4%
4th Grade919.8%
5th Grade10611.4%
6th Grade10911.8%
7th Grade9910.7%
8th Grade869.3%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 48%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:53%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 8 Years
  • Average Salary: $41,846
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Desert Spirit School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$36,58058%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$48,97043%
Source: AZ Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

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5 out of 5 | 6 Reviews
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6 reviews for Desert Spirit School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on November 03, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I Love This School! It Is Fun And Cool! I Would Never Switch Schools For Any Reasons What So Ever!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 05, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This is the BEST School in the area. We been here for 7 years. The staff is awsome
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 03, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • me gusta esa escuela para mis hijos,a mi en lo personal me gustaria que pusieran uniforme para los niƱos.gracias
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 26, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • DESERT SPIRIT IS THE BEST SCHOOL FOR MY KIDS EVER! THEIR TEACHERS AND STAFF ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE AND WILLING TO HELP US IN EVERY MOMENT. MY KIDS ARE BETTER STUDENTS NOW AND THEY LOVE THEIR SCHOOL! SINCE 2006 WE ARE PART OF DESERT SPIRIT... WE FEEL LIKE A FAMILY WITH EVERYBODY HERE!
  • Reviewed by Student on June 19, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is the best out of all the other school ive been in this school for 4 years this is going to to be my 5 th year i am so HAPPY because THIS is going TO be my 5 th year at this school!
  • Reviewed by Student on June 19, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is the best out of all the other schools. I've been in this school for 4 years this is going to to be my 5th year i am so HAPPY because THIS is going TO be my 5 th year at this school

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