Desert Edge High School

  • Desert Edge High School serves 1,764 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 29% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Desert Edge High School's student population of 1,764 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,764 students
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Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Edge High School's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Edge High School is 0.65, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1663 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
51%
45%
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Black
14%
5%
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White
28%
38%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.650.65
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Graduation Rate
90%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAgua Fria Union High School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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  • Goodyear West-mec - Desert Edge High School Vocational School
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    0.0 miles
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  • Scottsdale Basis Goodyear Primary Charter School
    Grades: K-5 | 589 students
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  • Goodyear Desert Star
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  • Goodyear Wildflower School
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    325 S. Wildflower Drive
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