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Desert Sage Elementary School (leave a review)
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+1 (719) 647-8878

935 South Palomar Drive

Pueblo West, Colorado


About Desert Sage Elementary School
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

Desert Sage Elementary School is located in the Pueblo County School District 70 of the state of Colorado. It is one of 24 schools in its district.

Desert Sage Elementary School is a regular school, specialising in Prekindergarten to 5th Grade. Compared to other schools in Colorado, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 427 students.

The number of teachers at Desert Sage 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.

An average teaching salary at Desert Sage Elementary School is $44,495, which is lower than the Colorado state average of $53,492.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide 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 pupilPupil teacher ratioAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Pueblo West High School1343$1,72222.02$48,0470.52
Sky View Middle School618$1,49020.95$47,7110.51
Sierra Vista Elementary School494$1,34221.17$48,4200.55
Liberty Point International School470$99017.62$46,2060.57
Liberty Point Elementary School328$2,49218.22$46,1110.59

Pueblo West High School

Number of pupils1343
Funding per pupil$1,722
Pupil teacher ratio22.02
Average teacher salary$48,047
Diversity index0.52

Sky View Middle School

Number of pupils618
Funding per pupil$1,490
Pupil teacher ratio20.95
Average teacher salary$47,711
Diversity index0.51

Sierra Vista Elementary School

Number of pupils494
Funding per pupil$1,342
Pupil teacher ratio21.17
Average teacher salary$48,420
Diversity index0.55

Liberty Point International School

Number of pupils470
Funding per pupil$990
Pupil teacher ratio17.62
Average teacher salary$46,206
Diversity index0.57

Liberty Point Elementary School

Number of pupils328
Funding per pupil$2,492
Pupil teacher ratio18.22
Average teacher salary$46,111
Diversity index0.59
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Pueblo West High School1.32 miles
Sky View Middle School1.42 miles
Sierra Vista Elementary School1.64 miles
Liberty Point International School1.67 miles
Liberty Point Elementary School1.82 miles
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Rankings within Colorado
There are 1876 schools in Colorado.
881stlargest school
1050thhighest number of FTE teachers
1349thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1290thhighest average teaching salary
641sthighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1074thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
418thhighest diversity index
1659thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races13
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander5
American Indian or Aslaskan Native1
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 427 students, with a diversity index of 0.55

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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten: 2.7 hours

1st Grade - 5th Grade: 6.1 hours

Kindergarten: 160 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 160 days

12th Grade: 160 days

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*All data shown corresponds to the 2015-16 academic year unless otherwise stated.