Desert Harbor Elementary School
9 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Desert Harbor Elementary School
Desert Harbor Elementary School is a public school located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. It is part of the Phoenix Union High School District and serves students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. The school was originally established in 1976 and has since grown to become one of the most successful elementary schools in the area. Desert Harbor Elementary School offers an outstanding education for its students. The school has a variety of programs and activities designed to promote student success. These include a strong academic program, a wide range of extracurricular activities, and a variety of support services. The school also offers a variety of enrichment opportunities for students, including art, music, and physical education classes. Desert Harbor Elementary School also has an active and supportive parent community. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child’s education and to participate in school activities. The school also offers a variety of parent resources, such as parent-teacher conferences and workshops. Desert Harbor Elementary School is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all of its students. The school has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying and harassment and works to create an atmosphere of respect and acceptance. Desert Harbor Elementary School is committed to providing a quality education for all of its students. The school strives to create an environment where students can reach their full potential and feel supported in their academic and personal growth.
15585 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382
Pre-K – 8
Overview Desert Harbor Elementary School
Desert Harbor Elementary School serves 760 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Desert Harbor Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (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 53% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on Desert Harbor Elementary School
Desert Harbor Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Harbor Elementary School is 0.57, 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.