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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 3,014 students
Desert Vista High School Total Students (1997-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 129 teachers
Desert Vista High School Total Teachers (1997-2013)
Students by Grade Desert Vista High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 23:1 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
Desert Vista High School Student Teacher Ratio (1997-2013)
American Indian
1%
5%
Desert Vista High School American Indian Students (1997-2013)
Asian
9%
3%
Desert Vista High School Asian Students (1997-2013)
Hispanic
14%
43%
Desert Vista High School Black Students (1997-2013)
Black
7%
5%
Desert Vista High School Black Students (1997-2013)
White
67%
42%
Desert Vista High School White Students (1997-2013)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Desert Vista High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Desert Vista High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups 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.
0.52 0.42
Desert Vista High School Diversity Score (1997-2013)
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.
n/a
37%
Desert Vista High 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.
n/a 10%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,816 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,954 is higher than the state average of $9,374. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,038 is higher than the state average of $8,323. The district spending/student has grown by 33% over four years.
School District Name Tempe Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
1
Number of Students Managed 13,816 299
Tempe Union High   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate n/a% 74%
Tempe Union High   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2005)
District Total Revenue $132 MM $2 MM
Tempe Union High   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $133 MM $2 MM
Tempe Union High   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,954 $9,374
Tempe Union High   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,038 $8,323
Tempe Union High   School District 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 Horizon Community Learning Center (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kyrene De Los Lagos School (0.5 miles away)
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  • PhoenixKyrene De Los Lagos School
    Alternative School
    17001 South 34th Way
    PhoenixAZ 85048
    (480)541-1000
    Alternative School

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

    1.5 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 43 students                      

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