Desert Vista Elementary School

Desert Vista Elementary School serves 661 students in grades PK - 6.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the AZ average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Desert Vista Elementary School operates within the Apache Junction Unified School District.

School Overview

The student population of 661 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 661 students
Desert Vista Elementary School Total Students (1990-2014)
Gender % Desert Vista Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Desert Vista Elementary School Total Teachers (1990-2014)
Students by Grade Desert Vista Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more 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 20:1 23:1
Desert Vista Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2014)
American Indian
2%
5%
Desert Vista Elementary School American Indian Students (1992-2013)
Hispanic
26%
44%
Desert Vista Elementary School Black Students (1993-2013)
White
69%
41%
Desert Vista Elementary School White Students (1993-2013)
Two or more races
3%
2%
Desert Vista Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
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.
0.46 0.42
Desert Vista Elementary 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.
55%
36%
Desert Vista Elementary 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 Vista Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

Apache Junction Unified School District's student population of 4,654 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,548 in this district is less than the state average of $9,449. The district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,666 is less than the state average of $8,879. The district spending/student has grown by 8% over four years.
School District Name Apache Junction Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
1
Number of Students Managed 4,654 311
Apache Junction Unified  School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $46 MM $3 MM
Apache Junction Unified  School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $47 MM $2 MM
Apache Junction Unified  School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,548 $9,449
Apache Junction Unified  School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,666 $8,879
Apache Junction 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 Excalibur Charter School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Cactus Canyon Junior High School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Avalon Elementary School (2.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Apache JunctionAvalon Elementary SchoolCharter School
    Grades: KG-8 | 302 students
    2.8 miles
    1045 South San Marcos
    Apache JunctionAZ 85120
    (480)671-4584
    2.8KG-8302
  • Apache JunctionExcalibur Charter SchoolCharter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 44 students
    2.8 miles
    1045 South San Marcos
    Apache JunctionAZ 85120
    (480)373-9575
    2.89-1244
  • Apache JunctionApache Trail High SchoolCharter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 187 students
    2.9 miles
    945 West Apache Trail
    Apache JunctionAZ 85220
    (602)953-2933
    2.99-12187
  • Apache JunctionCactus Canyon Junior High School
    Grades: 7-8 | 775 students
    2.9 miles
    801 West Southern Ave
    Apache JunctionAZ 85220
    (480)982-1110
    2.97-8775
  • Apache JunctionFour Peaks Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 677 students
    2.9 miles
    1755 North Idaho Rd
    Apache JunctionAZ 85219
    (480)982-1110
    2.9PK-6677

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