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About This School

Desert View Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lancaster. The principal of Desert View Elementary School is Michael Choate and can be contacted at choatem@lancsd.org. 905 children attend Desert View Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 25% of the Desert View Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 905 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Desert View Elementary School is 23:1. Monte Vista Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 47% 47%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 30%
Asian 3% 1%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 2% 0.8%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 14% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 13599%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 68%
Limited English proficiency 25% 20%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Desert View Elementary School is a school that deserves the money to help further the quality of our childrens education. They have great teachers that try to be as involved in the kids education as possible and are for parent- teacher communication. They try to offer extra help to children struggling in their reading skills as well as help those who are having trouble with speaking and writing english. Some of the kids in the school come from disadvantaged families or are foster kids. The money would help the teachers to get more help in the classroom so they can focus on their learning and not so much on discipline. There are so many children per each classroom that it can be difficult to give the best learning environment.

  • (6 years ago)

    at this school everyone works together in what best for the children.

  • (7 years ago)

    Desert View is one of if not the best elementary school in Lancaster. The principal is very dedicated to the success of our children. She sincerely cares about her staff. The teachers care about our children as if they were their own. They try to instill the knowledge and morals into our children that will ensure their success. The rest is up to the parents. Desert View is the best place for you child to start their journey to a world of endless possibilities. My child has been attending since 1st grade. I am a proud parent of a young Desert View Star on her way to the top with loving and caring teachers and staff rooting her on all the way.

  • (7 years ago)

    as a parent I want the best fro my kids and in education is no different so I have to say that I like this school not only because they have great teachers and the staff are just great. but also because of the environment. the teachers in this school actually teach your kids and are on top of letting you know how your child is doing. if they see your child falling behind on a certain subject they will do everything to help your child. personally my son has been attending this school for 2 years now and both teachers were wonderful.

  • (7 years ago)

    my child came to me with a problem I took it to the staff and it was handled right away so I do appreciate that about this school. So far so good. This is my 5th grader and 1st graders' school and this just thier first year.

  • (8 years ago)

    This in a nice school. The teachers really take the time to teach.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great School! Caring staff!

  • (9 years ago)

    the teachers have great communication. also safety is taken very seriosly. the principal and teachers are always looking out for the kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    It has a great staff and made me and my son feel very comfortable.

  • (10 years ago)

    There needs to be more qualified teachers who want to teach rather than just receive a paycheck. Also there is no academics that are being taught to encourage the children to think. Leadership should be more than just taking the children to lunch.

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