PROFICIENCY 24% 34% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
22%Avondale Elementary District

Desert Star is a school servicing grades KG to 8 and is located in the district of "Avondale Elementary District" in Goodyear, AZ. There are a total of 710 students and 30 teachers at Desert Star, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 388 free lunch students and 68 reduced lunch students.

Desert Star has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 23.5%, which is 34% lower than the Arizona average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch388
Reduced lunch68


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Desert Star, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Desert Star race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 35.4% 24.9% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 13.7% 11.4% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 2.2% 2.6% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 47.3% 59.9% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.4% 1.2% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.0% 2.2% 3.1%

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Goodyear demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3805791
Median age37.337.137.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%53%55%
Speak English79%73%79%
Speak Spanish15%20%13%

Education level achieved in Goodyear

Completed 8th grade89.9%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school89.1%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college69.5%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.4%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.3%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters11.0%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Desert Star data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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