Desert View High School

Desert View High School serves 2,087 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the AZ average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Desert View High School operates within the Sunnyside Unified School District.
Sunnyside Unified School District's 59% graduation rate is lower than the AZ state average of 78%.

School Overview

The student population of 2087 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 94 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,087 students
Desert View High School Total Students (1990-2014)
Gender % Desert View High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 94 teachers
Desert View High School Total Teachers (1990-2014)
Students by Grade Desert View High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 23:1
Desert View High School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2014)
American Indian
3%
5%
Desert View High School American Indian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
85%
44%
Desert View High School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
4%
5%
Desert View High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
8%
41%
Desert View High School White Students (1989-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.27 0.42
Desert View High School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
62%
36%
Desert View High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
14%
Desert View High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

Sunnyside Unified School District's student population of 17,697 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 59% has increased from 50% over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,051 in this district is less than the state average of $9,449. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,205 is less than the state average of $8,879. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Sunnyside Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
1
Number of Students Managed 17,697 311
Sunnyside Unified  School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 59% 78%
Sunnyside Unified  School District Graduation Rate (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $141 MM $3 MM
Sunnyside Unified  School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $144 MM $2 MM
Sunnyside Unified  School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,051 $9,449
Sunnyside Unified  School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,205 $8,879
Sunnyside Unified  School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Sunnyside Online Sucess Academy (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Chaparral Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gallego Basic Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • TucsonGallego Basic Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 692 students
    0.7 miles
    6200 South Hemisphere Place
    TucsonAZ 85706
    (520)545-3000
    0.7KG-5692
  • TucsonChaparral Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 704 students
    0.9 miles
    3700 East Alvord
    TucsonAZ 85706
    (520)545-4700
    0.96-8704
  • TucsonLos Ninos Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 579 students
    1.4 miles
    5445 South Alvernon Way
    TucsonAZ 85706
    (520)545-2000
    1.4PK-5579
  • TucsonBilly Lane Lauffer Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 854 students
    1.6 miles
    5385 East Littletown Rd
    TucsonAZ 85706
    (520)545-4900
    1.66-8854
  • TucsonCraycroft Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 797 students
    1.7 miles
    5455 East Littletown Rd
    TucsonAZ 85706
    (520)545-2600
    1.7PK-5797

School Reviews

2.0  3/2/2010
The programs at Desert View are limited. I was forced into a regular English class because they did not offer AP English. The music and art programs are looked down on, while sports were glorified. We did not win more than three games in the three and a half years I attended. That faculty is a whole new level of rude. When attending I was harassed and told over and over that I would amount to nothing. If you would like your child to have the support of faculty then this is NOT the place to go!! However there were a few good teachers there, emphasizing the word few. The parent involvement was small. The children who attended with me were good kids, but the staff needed to prove their dominance over them, which caused many of them to lash out and misbehave. all in all it is definitely a school you need to depend on your own work ethic and need to succeed. Like all high schools, it was fun... but the experiences could have been better.
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