Desert Spirit

9 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Desert Spirit

The desert is a place of mystery and beauty. It can be a harsh and unforgiving environment, yet it is also a place of peace and solitude. For those who seek a deeper connection to nature and the spiritual realm, the desert can be a powerful place to explore.
The desert spirit is a force that can be found in the dry and arid lands of the desert. It is a spirit that is both ancient and timeless, and it can be felt in the wind, the sand, and the sun. It is a spirit that is both wild and untamed, yet also gentle and calming.
The desert spirit can be found in the silence of the night, in the howling of the wind, and in the sounds of the sand. It can be found in the beauty of the sunsets and the stars, in the stillness of the morning, and in the warmth of the day. It is a spirit that can bring peace, clarity, and insight to those who are willing to seek it.
The desert spirit is a reminder of the power of nature and the importance of connecting with the natural world. It is a reminder of the beauty of the desert and the potential for spiritual growth that exists within it. For those who seek a deeper understanding of the world around them, the desert spirit can be a powerful guide.

Address:

7355 W Orangewood Ave
Glendale, AZ 85303

Phone:

(623) 237-4016

Site:

portals.gesd40.org

Grades:

Pre-K – 8

Enrollment:

486 students

Overview Desert Spirit

Desert Spirit serves 486 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Desert Spirit placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (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 19% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Verdict on Desert Spirit

Desert Spirit 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 Spirit is 0.44, 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.

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