Desert Vista Elementary School

Desert Vista Elementary School serves 657 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% 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 657 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 657 students
Desert Vista Elementary School Total Students (1990-2013)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Desert Vista Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2013)
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 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 18:1 18:1
Desert Vista Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2013)
Hispanic
23%
43%
Desert Vista Elementary School Hispanic (1991-2013)
White
72%
42%
Desert Vista Elementary School White (1991-2013)
Two or more races
5%
2%
All Ethnic Groups Desert Vista Elementary School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average 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.
0.43 0.42
Desert Vista Elementary School Diversity Score (1991-2013)
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.
53%
37%
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.
10%
10%
Desert Vista Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,701 students has decreased by 17% over five years.
School District Name Apache Junction Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
1
Number of Students Managed 4,701 299
Apache Junction Unified  School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $52 MM $2 MM
District Spending $53 MM $2 MM
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: 2013 (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 Avalon Elementary School (2.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Apache JunctionLeading Edge Prep Vista
    Charter School
    2122 South Goldfield Rd
    Apache JunctionAZ 85219
    (480)984-6311
    Charter School

    0.8 mi | 40 students | Gr. 7-9                      
  • Apache JunctionAvalon Elementary School
    Charter School
    1045 South San Marcos
    Apache JunctionAZ 85120
    (480)671-4584
    Charter School

    2.8 mi | 291 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Apache JunctionExcalibur Charter School
    Charter School
    1045 South San Marcos
    Apache JunctionAZ 85120
    (480)373-9575
    Charter School

    2.8 mi | 27 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Apache JunctionFour Peaks Elementary School
    1755 North Idaho Rd
    Apache JunctionAZ 85219
    (480)982-1110
    2.9 mi | 625 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • Apache JunctionCactus Canyon Junior High School
    801 West Southern Ave
    Apache JunctionAZ 85220
    (480)982-1110
    2.9 mi | 760 students | Gr. 7-8                      

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