Desert Thunder

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

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National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core Data 2008-2009.
Data contained on this page is derived from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), an agency within the U.S. Department of Education. Information is believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed and is subject to change. At this time, MuniNetGuide is not able to update specific school data. If you have any questions or concerns about the data listed for this school – including address and phone number – please contact the NCES.
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Avondale Elementary District

16750 West Garfield
Goodyear, AZ 85338

(623) 772-5000

Grade Sizes & Demographics

707 students attended Desert Thunder in the 2008-2009 school year.

There were 36 teachers on staff, giving Desert Thunder a student-teacher ratio of 19.6.

8th Grade - 95 Students

Desert Thunder 8th Grade had 95 students

7th Grade - 71 Students

Desert Thunder 7th Grade had 71 students

6th Grade - 86 Students

Desert Thunder 6th Grade had 86 students

5th Grade - 87 Students

Desert Thunder 5th Grade had 87 students

4th Grade - 76 Students

Desert Thunder 4th Grade had 76 students

3rd Grade - 82 Students

Desert Thunder 3rd Grade had 82 students

2nd Grade - 61 Students

Desert Thunder 2nd Grade had 61 students

Kindergarten - 75 Students

Desert Thunder Kindergarten had 75 students

Pre-Kindergarten - 1 Students

Desert Thunder Pre-Kindergarten had 1 students

Latino - 42.7%

42.7% of Desert Thunder's students are Latino

White - 39.5%

39.5% of Desert Thunder's students are Caucasian

Black - 14.1%

14.1% of Desert Thunder's students are of African descent

Asian - 2.3%

2.3% of Desert Thunder's students are of Asian descent

Native American - 1.4%

1.4% of Desert Thunder's students are Native American

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