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 grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 133 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 3,064 students
Desert Vista High School Total Students (1997-2014)
Gender % Desert Vista High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 133 teachers
Desert Vista High School Total Teachers (1997-2014)
Students by Grade Desert Vista High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same 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 (1997-2014)
American Indian
2%
5%
Desert Vista High School American Indian Students (1997-2014)
Asian
9%
3%
Desert Vista High School Asian Students (1997-2014)
Hispanic
15%
44%
Desert Vista High School Black Students (1997-2014)
Black
7%
5%
Desert Vista High School Black Students (1997-2014)
White
64%
41%
Desert Vista High School White Students (1997-2014)
Two or more races
3%
2%
Desert Vista High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Desert Vista High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 (1997-2014)
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

The district's student population of 14,058 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,992 is higher than the state average of $9,449. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,104 is higher than the state average of $8,879. The district spending/student has grown by 37% 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 (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a 78%
Tempe Union High   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2005)
District Total Revenue $135 MM $3 MM
Tempe Union High   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $136 MM $2 MM
Tempe Union High   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,992 $9,449
Tempe Union High   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $10,104 $8,879
Tempe Union High   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
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)
 All Schools  High Schools High Schools  Middle Schools Middle Schools  Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  Preschools Preschools  Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PhoenixKyrene De Los Lagos School
    Alternative School
    0.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 492 students17001 South 34th Way
    PhoenixAZ 85048
    (480)541-3200
    0.5PK-5492
  • PhoenixKyrene Akimel A-al Middle School
    0.7 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 1063 students2720 East Liberty Ln
    PhoenixAZ 85048
    (480)541-1000
    0.76-81063
  • PhoenixKyrene De La Estrella Elementary School
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 461 students2620 East Liberty Ln
    PhoenixAZ 85048
    (480)541-1000
    0.7PK-5461
  • PhoenixKyrene Monte Vista School
    1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 506 students15221 South Ray Rd
    PhoenixAZ 85048
    (480)541-4400
    1PK-5506
  • PhoenixAmbassador Academy
    Charter School
    1.5 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 46 students3820 East Ray Rd
    PhoenixAZ 85044
    (480)961-2214
    1.5KG-546

School Reviews

By far the best high school in Arizona.
- Posted by Parent, 03/28/11

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?        

Yes No
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
January 22, 2016
Do children born in certain months develop more quickly than others? Does it affect their success later in life?
December 03, 2015
Participating in team sports has a great many benefits for children, there is no doubt. In this article you will learn what those benefits are.
November 26, 2015
Gifted students often fail to thrive in traditional academic environments because they are not being challenged. In this article you will learn how to make sure your gifted student gets the quality education he or she deserves.