Desert Vista High School

Desert Vista High School serves 2,974 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% 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 2974 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 124 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,974 students
Desert Vista High School Total Students (1997-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 124 teachers
Desert Vista High School Total Classroom Teachers (1997-2012)
Students by Grade Desert Vista High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 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 Vista High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1997-2012)
American Indian
n/a
5%
Asian
9%
3%
Desert Vista High School Asian (1997-2012)
Hispanic
12%
43%
Desert Vista High School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
6%
5%
Desert Vista High School Black (1997-2012)
White
69%
42%
Desert Vista High School White (1997-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Desert Vista High School Sch Ethnicity Desert Vista 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.
0.50 0.85
Desert Vista High School Diversity Score (1997-2012)
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.
3%
36%
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.
2% 11%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,833 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 13,833 274
Tempe Union High   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a 74%
Tempe Union High   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2005)
District Total Revenue $132 MM n/a
Tempe Union High   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $133 MM n/a
Tempe Union High   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,954 $0
Tempe Union High   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,038 $0
Tempe Union High   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 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Phoenix Kyrene De Los Lagos School
    Alternative School
    17001 South 34th Way
    Phoenix , AZ , 85048
    (480)783-4000
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  532  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Phoenix Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School
    2720 East Liberty Ln
    Phoenix , AZ , 85048
    (480)783-4000
    0.7  mi  |  1123  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Phoenix Kyrene De La Estrella Elementary School
    2620 East Liberty Ln
    Phoenix , AZ , 85048
    (480)783-4000
    0.7  mi  |  476  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Phoenix Kyrene Monte Vista School
    15221 South Ray Rd
    Phoenix , AZ , 85048
    (480)783-4000
    1  mi  |  468  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Phoenix Ambassador Academy
    Charter School
    3820 East Ray Rd
    Phoenix , AZ , 85044
    (480)961-2214
    Charter School
    1.5  mi  |  29  students  |  Gr.  KG-4

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