Desert Canyon Elementary School
9 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Desert Canyon Elementary School
Desert Canyon Elementary School is a public school located in the heart of the desert. It is part of the Paradise Valley Unified School District and serves students in grades K-5. The school has a strong academic focus and provides a variety of activities and programs to meet the needs of its diverse student population. The school also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities ranging from sports clubs to music and drama clubs.
Desert Canyon Elementary School has a strong commitment to creating a safe and nurturing learning environment for its students. The school has a comprehensive safety plan that includes security cameras, a secure entry system, and an emergency response plan. The school also has a strong emphasis on character education and works to instill values of respect, responsibility, and good citizenship.
The school also has a strong commitment to the arts, offering a variety of classes in music, theater, and visual arts. The school also offers a wide range of enrichment activities such as robotics, chess club, and more.
Desert Canyon Elementary School is a great place for students to learn and grow. The school is committed to providing its students with a quality education and a safe and nurturing environment where they can thrive.
10203 E Mcdowell Mountain Ranc
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Pre-K – 5
Overview Desert Canyon Elementary School
Desert Canyon Elementary School serves 398 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Desert Canyon Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on Desert Canyon Elementary School
Desert Canyon Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Desert Canyon Elementary School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.