Desert Vista High School

Desert Vista High School serves 3,014 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Desert Vista High School operates within the Tempe Union High School District.

Overview

The student population of 3014 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 129 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 3,014 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 129 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 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 18:1
American Indian
1%
5%
Asian
9%
3%
Hispanic
14%
43%
Black
7%
5%
White
67%
42%
Two or more races
2%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.52 0.42
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
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.
n/a 10%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,816 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Tempe Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
1
Number of Students Managed 13,816 299
Graduation Rate n/a% 74%
District Total Revenue $132 MM $2 MM
District Spending $133 MM $2 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,954 $9,374
District Spending / Student $10,038 $8,323
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 Horizon Community Learning Center (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kyrene De Los Lagos School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PhoenixKyrene De Los Lagos School
    Alternative School
    17001 South 34th Way
    PhoenixAZ 85048
    (480)541-1000
    Alternative School

    0.4 mi | 542 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • PhoenixKyrene Akimel A-al Middle School
    2720 East Liberty Ln
    PhoenixAZ 85048
    (480)541-1000
    0.6 mi | 1119 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • PhoenixKyrene De La Estrella Elementary School
    2620 East Liberty Ln
    PhoenixAZ 85048
    (480)541-1000
    0.7 mi | 436 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • PhoenixKyrene Monte Vista School
    15221 South Ray Rd
    PhoenixAZ 85048
    (480)541-4400
    1.2 mi | 467 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • PhoenixAmbassador Academy
    Charter School
    3820 East Ray Rd
    PhoenixAZ 85044
    (480)961-2214
    Charter School

    1.6 mi | 43 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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