Desert Heights Charter School

5821 W Beverly Ln
Glendale, AZ 85306
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Desert Heights Charter School serves 923 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Desert Heights Charter School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is equal to the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 923 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 30% in AZ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Desert Heights Charter School's student population of 923 students has grown by 126% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
923 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Heights Charter School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Heights Charter School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#781 out of 1854 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
17:1
American Indian
n/a
5%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
28%
47%
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Black
6%
6%
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White
54%
35%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
76%
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
6%
9%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desert Heights Charter School's ranking?
Desert Heights Charter School is ranked #781 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Desert Heights Charter School often compared to?
Desert Heights Charter Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Challenge Charter School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
What is the graduation rate of Desert Heights Charter School?
The graduation rate of Desert Heights Charter School is 90%, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 76%.
How many students attend Desert Heights Charter School?
923 students attend Desert Heights Charter School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Desert Heights Charter School students are White, 28% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Black, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What grades does Desert Heights Charter School offer ?
Desert Heights Charter School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12
What school district is Desert Heights Charter School part of?
Desert Heights Charter School is part of Desert Heights Charter Schools (81099) School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 923 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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