PROFICIENCY 57% 59% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
55%Vail Unified District

Desert Willow Elementary School is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Vail Unified District" in Tucson, AZ. There are a total of 803 students and 39 teachers at Desert Willow Elementary School, for a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1. There are a total of 182 free lunch students and 61 reduced lunch students.

Desert Willow Elementary School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 56.5%, which is 59% higher than the Arizona average.


Student/Teacher ratio21:1
Free lunch182
Reduced lunch61


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 Willow Elementary School, 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 Willow Elementary School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 51.0% 61.1% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 5.9% 4.6% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 3.4% 2.7% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 35.8% 28.4% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.7% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.2% 2.2% 3.1%

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Tucson demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)5135791
Median age36.937.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)70%53%55%
Speak English88%73%79%
Speak Spanish10%20%13%

Education level achieved in Tucson

Completed 8th grade90.6%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school90.1%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college73.4%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.8%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors31.4%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.4%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Desert Willow Elementary School 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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