Desert Hills High School

1515 South Val Vista Dr,

Gilbert, AZ, 85296

Tel: (602)953-2933
Grades: 9-12

424 students

Desert Hills High School serves 424 students in grades 9-12.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Desert Hills High School operates within the American Charter s Foundation D.b.a. Desert Hills High School District.

Overview

The student population of 424 students has declined by 11% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 424 students
Desert Hills High School Total Students (2003-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers n/a
Students by Grade Desert Hills High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.60 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 n/a 18:1
American Indian
1%
5%
Desert Hills High School American Indian (2003-2012)
Asian
2%
3%
Desert Hills High School Asian (2003-2012)
Hispanic
27%
43%
Desert Hills High School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
10%
5%
Desert Hills High School Black (2003-2012)
White
57%
42%
Desert Hills High School White (2003-2012)
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.
0.60 0.64
Desert Hills High School Diversity Score (2003-2012)
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.
30%
36%
Desert Hills 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.
8%
11%
Desert Hills High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 424 students has decreased by 23% over five years.
School District Name American Charter s Foundation D.b.a. Desert Hills High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
1
Number of Students Managed 424 285
Graduation Rate n/a% 74%
District Total Revenue $4 MM $2 MM
District Spending $4 MM $2 MM
American Charter s Foundation D.b.a. Desert Hills High School District Spending (2003-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,625 $9,374
District Spending / Student $6,507 $8,323
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 Gilbert High School (2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is South Valley Junior High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ashland Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Gilbert Ashland Elementary School
    1945 South Ashland Ranch Rd
    Gilbert , AZ , 85295
    (480)917-9900
    0.7  mi  |  833  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Gilbert South Valley Junior High School
    2034 South Lindsay Rd
    Gilbert , AZ , 85295
    (480)497-3452
    1.2  mi  |  1229  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Gilbert Mesquite Elementary School
    1000 East Mesquite St
    Gilbert , AZ , 85296
    (480)497-3452
    1.6  mi  |  709  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Gilbert Settlers Point Elementary School
    423 East Settlers Point Dr
    Gilbert , AZ , 85296
    (480)497-3452
    1.6  mi  |  722  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Gilbert Finley Farms Elementary School
    375 South Columbus Dr
    Gilbert , AZ , 85296
    (480)497-3452
    1.6  mi  |  829  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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