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Desert Cove Elementary School (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (602) 449-3400

11020 North 28Th Street

Phoenix, Arizona


About Desert Cove Elementary School
Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Desert Cove Elementary School is one of 48 schools found in the Paradise Valley Unified District of Arizona.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Kindergarten to 6th Grade and has an enrolment of 531 students - compared to other schools in Arizona, this is a relatively average sized school.

The number of teachers at Desert Cove Elementary School has remained static in recent years, and you can see from the pyramid chart on this page that the pupil population has lately remained static.

At Desert Cove Elementary School, the average teaching salary of $40,109 is lower than the Arizona state average of $43,752.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Desert Cove Elementary School 531$1,05314$40,1090.52
Shea Middle School (0.19 miles) 592$1,84817$45,7490.59
West-Mec - Shadow Mountain High School (0.27 miles) 0
BASIS Phoenix (0.7 miles) 758$147$36,0380.56
Roadrunner School (1.03 miles) 202$9,95310$79,0640.63
Accelerated Learning Center (1.74 miles) 204$4,008$45,7140.40

Desert Cove Elementary School

Number of pupils531
Funding per pupil$1,053
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$40,109
Diversity index0.52

Shea Middle School (0.19 miles)

Number of pupils592
Funding per pupil$1,848
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$45,749
Diversity index0.59

West-Mec - Shadow Mountain High School (0.27 miles)

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

BASIS Phoenix (0.7 miles)

Number of pupils758
Funding per pupil$147
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$36,038
Diversity index0.56

Roadrunner School (1.03 miles)

Number of pupils202
Funding per pupil$9,953
Pupils per teacher10
Average teacher salary$79,064
Diversity index0.63

Accelerated Learning Center (1.74 miles)

Number of pupils204
Funding per pupil$4,008
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$45,714
Diversity index0.40
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Nearest Schools
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Rankings within Arizona
There are 2,414 schools in Arizona. Rankings don't always go up to 2,414 because some schools have missing data.
873rdlargest school
397thhighest number of FTE teachers
1189thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1144thhighest average teaching salary
1037thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
913thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
874thhighest diversity index
1708thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 2 hours

1st Grade - 3rd Grade: 4 hours

4th Grade - 6th Grade: 4.9 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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