Desert Vista Elementary School

3701 East Broadway,

Apache Junction, AZ, 85219-8896

Tel: (480)982-1110
Grades: PK-6

641 students

Desert Vista Elementary School serves 641 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Desert Vista Elementary School operates within the Apache Junction Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 641 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 641 students
Desert Vista Elementary School Total Students (1990-2012)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Desert Vista Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade Desert Vista Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 18:1
Desert Vista Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
n/a
5%
Asian
n/a
3%
Desert Vista Elementary School Asian (1991-2012)
Hispanic
23%
43%
Desert Vista Elementary School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
2%
5%
Desert Vista Elementary School Black (1991-2012)
White
69%
42%
Desert Vista Elementary School White (1991-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Desert Vista Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Desert Vista Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.47 0.64
Desert Vista Elementary School Diversity Score (1991-2012)
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.
48%
36%
Desert Vista Elementary 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.
12%
11%
Desert Vista Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,833 students has decreased by 14% over five years.
School District Name Apache Junction Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
1
Number of Students Managed 4,833 285
Apache Junction Unified  School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $52 MM $2 MM
Apache Junction Unified  School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $53 MM $2 MM
Apache Junction Unified  School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,078 $9,374
Apache Junction Unified  School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,326 $8,323
Apache Junction Unified  School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Excalibur Charter School (2.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Leading Edge Prep Vista (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Four Peaks Elementary School (2.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Apache Junction Leading Edge Prep Vista
    Charter School
    2122 South Goldfield Rd
    Apache Junction , AZ , 85219
    (480)984-6311
    Charter School
    0.8  mi  |  40  students  |  Gr.  7-9
  • Apache Junction Avalon Elementary School
    Charter School
    1045 South San Marcos
    Apache Junction , AZ , 85120
    (480)671-4584
    Charter School
    2.8  mi  |  282  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Apache Junction Excalibur Charter School
    Charter School
    1045 South San Marcos
    Apache Junction , AZ , 85120
    (480)373-9575
    Charter School
    2.8  mi  |  18  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Apache Junction Four Peaks Elementary School
    1755 North Idaho Rd
    Apache Junction , AZ , 85219
    (480)982-1110
    2.9  mi  |  634  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Apache Junction Cactus Canyon Junior High School
    801 West Southern Ave
    Apache Junction , AZ , 85220
    (480)982-1110
    2.9  mi  |  774  students  |  Gr.  7-8

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