Desert Hills Middle School

  • Desert Hills Middle School serves 1,051 students in grades 8-9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 58% (which is higher than the Utah state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 53% (which is higher than the Utah state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the Utah state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Utah state average of 25%.

Top Placements

Desert Hills Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Utah for:

School Overview

  • Desert Hills Middle School's student population of 1,051 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-9
Total Students1,051 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Hills Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Hills Middle School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (UT)
Overall School Rank#153 out of 932 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
5%
17%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
90%
75%
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Hawaiian
3%
2%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Hills Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in UT.
Diversity Score0.190.30
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Hills Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Utah by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWASHINGTON DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, UT Dept. of Education

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