Desert View High School

4101 East Valencia Rd,

Tucson, AZ, 85706-5005

Tel: (520)545-2000
Grades: 9-12

2,129 students

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
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
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 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
18:1
American Indian
4%
5%
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
83%
43%
Black
4%
5%
White
7%
42%
Unknown
2%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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. 0.31
0.64
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies 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%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies 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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,597 students has grown by 0% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 57% has increased from 0% over five years.
School District Name Sunnyside Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
1
Number of Students Managed 17,597
285
Graduation Rate 57
74%
District Total Revenue $140 MM
n/a
District Spending $141 MM
n/a
District Revenue / Student $7,844
$0
District Spending / Student $7,908
$0
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (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)
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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

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