Desert Vista High School

Desert Vista High School serves 3,064 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the AZ average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Desert Vista High School operates within the Tempe Union High School District.

School Overview

The student population of 3064 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 133 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 3,064 students
Desert Vista High School Total Students (1998-2014)
Gender % Desert Vista High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 133 teachers
Desert Vista High School Total Teachers (1998-2014)
Students by Grade Desert Vista High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 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 23:1 23:1
Desert Vista High School Student Teacher Ratio (1998-2014)
American Indian
2%
5%
Desert Vista High School American Indian Students (2000-2014)
Asian
9%
3%
Desert Vista High School Asian Students (1998-2014)
Hispanic
15%
44%
Desert Vista High School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
7%
5%
Desert Vista High School Black Students (1998-2014)
White
64%
41%
Desert Vista High School White Students (1998-2014)
Two or more races
3%
2%
Desert Vista High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
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.
0.56 0.42
Desert Vista High School Diversity Score (1998-2014)
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.
n/a
36%
Desert Vista High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2012)
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.
n/a
14%

District Comparison

Tempe Union High School District's student population of 14,058 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,992 is higher than the state average of $9,449. The district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,104 is higher than the state average of $8,879. The district spending/student has grown by 23% over four years.
School District Name Tempe Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
1
Number of Students Managed 14,058 311
Tempe Union High   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a 78%
Tempe Union High   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2005)
District Total Revenue $135 MM $3 MM
Tempe Union High   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $136 MM $2 MM
Tempe Union High   School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $9,992 $9,449
Tempe Union High   School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $10,104 $8,879
Tempe Union High   School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
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 Horizon Community Learning Center (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kyrene De Los Lagos School (0.5 miles away)
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