Desert Heights Preparatory Academy

  • Desert Heights Preparatory Academy serves 412 students in grades 5-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 57% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 44% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Desert Heights Preparatory Academy's student population of 412 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Total Students412 students
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Total Classroom Teachersn/a
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#774 out of 1,842 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ration/a19:1
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
23%
45%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
63%
38%
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Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Heights Preparatory Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.550.65
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Graduation Rate≥80%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Heights Preparatory Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDesert Heights Charter s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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