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Desert Mountain Elementary (leave a review)
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+1 (480) 987-5912

22301 S. Hawes

Queen Creek, Arizona


About Desert Mountain Elementary
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

Desert Mountain Elementary is one of 9 schools in the Queen Creek Unified District of Arizona.

Desert Mountain Elementary is a regular school, specialising in Prekindergarten to 5th Grade. Compared to other schools in Arizona, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 605 students.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

The average teacher's salary is $39,795, which is lower than the Arizona state average of $43,752.

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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 Mountain Elementary 60524$39,7950.39
Cambridge Academy East (0.41 miles) 226$6,230$41,5520.58
ALA QC Elem (0.92 miles) 741$4,581$49,4090.34
American Leadership Academy - Queen Creek (1.01 miles) 1298$5,591$51,1500.37
Benjamin Franklin Charter School - Power (1.95 miles) 725$5,198$40,8730.30
Benjamin Franklin Charter School - Crismon (2.17 miles) 772$6,645$40,2690.33

Desert Mountain Elementary

Number of pupils605
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher24
Average teacher salary$39,795
Diversity index0.39

Cambridge Academy East (0.41 miles)

Number of pupils226
Funding per pupil$6,230
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$41,552
Diversity index0.58

ALA QC Elem (0.92 miles)

Number of pupils741
Funding per pupil$4,581
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$49,409
Diversity index0.34

American Leadership Academy - Queen Creek (1.01 miles)

Number of pupils1298
Funding per pupil$5,591
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$51,150
Diversity index0.37

Benjamin Franklin Charter School - Power (1.95 miles)

Number of pupils725
Funding per pupil$5,198
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$40,873
Diversity index0.30

Benjamin Franklin Charter School - Crismon (2.17 miles)

Number of pupils772
Funding per pupil$6,645
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$40,269
Diversity index0.33
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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.
713thlargest school
910thhighest number of FTE teachers
2283rdlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1183rdhighest average teaching salary
1145thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
870thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
1421sthighest diversity index
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten: 2 hours

1st Grade - 3rd Grade: 4 hours

4th Grade - 5th Grade: 4.9 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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