Desert Winds High School



Desert Winds High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Winds High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 7
10 49
11 49
12 151

Desert Winds High School is a public high school of the Casa Grande Union High School District located in Casa Grande, AZ. It has 256 students in grades 9th through 12th. Desert Winds High School is the 266th largest public high school in Arizona and the 15,599th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.4 to 1.

Total Students: 256
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 15.65

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Desert Winds High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 138
(54%)
1,790
(50%)
 Female 118
(46%)
1,757
(50%)

Desert Winds High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 157
(61%)
1,953
(55%)
 White 38
(15%)
1,042
(29%)
 American Indian 38
(15%)
268
(8%)
 Black 14
(5%)
171
(5%)
 Two or More 8
(3%)
68
(2%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
37
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
8
(0%)

Desert Winds High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 194
(76%)
1,784
(50%)
 Not Eligible 41
(16%)
1,279
(36%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 21
(8%)
484
(14%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Desert Winds High School is ranked 179th out of 0 ranked schools in Arizona, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Winds High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (84.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 45.3%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Desert Winds High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 242
2006 271
2007 279
2008 289
2009 328
2010 339
2011 253
2012 256

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 26.9
2006 27.1
2007 21.5
2008 17.2
2009 21.1
2010 22.6
2011 15.4
2012 16.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.77685950413223
2006 0.51291512915129
2007 0.38351254480287
2008 0.71626297577855
2009 0.78048780487805
2010 0.61946902654867
2011 0.73122529644269
2012 0.83984375

Compare Desert Winds High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,640.0% 16.4:1
 
1,948.4% 19.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 45.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 84.0%
 

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