Desert Palms Elementary School
9 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Desert Palms Elementary School
Desert Palms Elementary School is an exemplary school located in Tucson, Arizona. It is a part of the Tucson Unified School District and serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The school is committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students.
Desert Palms Elementary School has a strong focus on academic excellence and offers a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities. The core curriculum includes language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Additionally, the school provides a variety of enrichment programs such as art, music, physical education, and technology.
The school also has a strong emphasis on character education and provides a variety of programs to help students develop their social and emotional skills. The school has a diverse student body and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all students can thrive.
Desert Palms Elementary School is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential and become successful in their academic and personal lives. The school strives to create a learning environment that is both challenging and supportive so that students can reach their goals.
11441 N 55th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85304
Pre-K – 8
Overview Desert Palms Elementary School
Desert Palms Elementary School serves 457 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Desert Palms Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower 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 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on Desert Palms Elementary School
Desert Palms Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Palms Elementary School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.