12575 E. Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Desert Mountain High School serves 2,090 students in grades 9-12.
Desert Mountain High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Desert Mountain High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Desert Mountain High School's student population of 2,090 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,090 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
94 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Mountain High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Mountain High School is 0.40, 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#171 out of 2120 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
18:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
Asian
9%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
45%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
77%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.40
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Graduation Rate
96%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Desert Mountain High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Desert Mountain is a wonderful school filled with opportunists and so far I have been enjoying everything and nothing terrible has gone wrong
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Desert Mountain is by far the worst school I have ever been to. The faculty is downright malicious, the teachers don't care at all, and I have never seen so many troubled kids. The students have no respect for themselves or each other. Everyday I would see people on drugs, or talking about sex, and the teachers didn't notice at all. The teachers definitely play favorites, and if your not one of the select few then school becomes miserable. The office staff and faculty members seem to want to find the bad in everybody, even falsely accusing the good-moralled students. In the month I spent at DM I learned nothing academic whatsoever, even in advanced classes. This school is absolutely a joke and I would not recommended it for anyone.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,090 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 5% in AZ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.40 (Btm 50%)

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