Desert View High School

Desert View High School serves 2,129 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 58%.
Desert View High School operates within the Sunnyside Unified School District.
The school district's 57% graduation rate is lower than the AZ state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 2129 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,129 students
Desert View High School Total Students (1989-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Desert View High School Total Classroom Teachers (1989-2012)
Students by Grade Desert View High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.85. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 18:1
Desert View High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1989-2012)
American Indian
4%
5%
Desert View High School American Indian (1989-2012)
Asian
n/a
3%
Desert View High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
83%
43%
Desert View High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
4%
5%
Desert View High School Black (1989-2012)
White
7%
42%
Desert View High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Desert View High School Sch Ethnicity Desert View High 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.
0.31 0.85
Desert View High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
n/a
36%
Desert View High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2011)
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
11%
Desert View High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,597 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 57% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Sunnyside Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
1
Number of Students Managed 17,597 257
Sunnyside Unified  School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 57% 74%
Sunnyside Unified  School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $140 MM $2 MM
Sunnyside Unified  School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $141 MM $2 MM
Sunnyside Unified  School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,844 $9,374
Sunnyside Unified  School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $7,908 $8,323
Sunnyside 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 Los Ranchitos Elementary School (2.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Chaparral Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gallego Basic Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Tucson Gallego Basic Elementary School
    6200 South Hemisphere Place
    Tucson , AZ , 85706
    (520)545-3000
    0.7  mi  |  666  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Tucson Chaparral Middle School
    3700 East Alvord
    Tucson , AZ , 85706
    (520)545-4700
    0.9  mi  |  662  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Tucson Los Ninos Elementary School
    5445 South Alvernon Way
    Tucson , AZ , 85706
    (520)545-2000
    1.4  mi  |  626  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Tucson Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School
    5385 East Littletown Rd
    Tucson , AZ , 85706
    (520)545-4900
    1.6  mi  |  691  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Tucson Craycroft Elementary School
    5455 East Littletown Rd
    Tucson , AZ , 85706
    (520)545-2600
    1.7  mi  |  735  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 02, 2010 - The programs at Desert View are limited. I was forced into a regular English class because they did not offer AP English. The music and art programs are looked down on, while sports were glorified. We did not win more than three games in the three and a half years I attended. That faculty is a whole new level of rude. When attending I was harassed and told over and over that I would amount to nothing. If you would like your child to have the support of faculty then this is NOT the place to go!! However there were a few good teachers there, emphasizing the word few. The parent involvement was small. The children who attended with me were good kids, but the staff needed to prove their dominance over them, which caused many of them to lash out and misbehave. all in all it is definitely a school you need to depend on your own work ethic and need to succeed. Like all high schools, it was fun... but the experiences could have been better. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Why Students and Schools Benefit from Foreign Language Programs
Why Students and Schools Benefit from Foreign Language Programs
It’s clear there is currently a gap in language education. As of 2008, only 18.5% of K-12 students were enrolled in a foreign language class. Ask the experts and they all agree— schools with robust foreign language programs can bring students to the next level.
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parents’ How-To Guide
Communicating early and often with your child’s teacher is an important aspect of ensuring your child has the best possible education. Yet, sometimes parent-teacher conferences can be stressful for a variety of factors. In this article we provide a how-to guide for making the most out of your parent-teacher conference experience.
The Parents’ Guide to Common Core
The Common Core State Standards were developed as a means to prepare K-12 students for success in college or the workforce upon graduation from high school. Since their inception, they have been adopted by 43 states. While much support has been given for the standards, many criticisms have emerged as well.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

Did You Know?
Tucson, AZ public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.59, which is higher than the Arizona average of 0.36. The most diverse school in Tucson is John E Wright Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arizona or national school diversity statistics.