Desert Mountain High School

12575 E. Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
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 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
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 Placements

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

School Overview

Desert Mountain High School's student population of 2,090 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,090 students
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Total Classroom Teachers94 teachers
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School Comparison

Desert Mountain High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#167 out of 2111 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:119:1
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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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Diversity Score
0.400.65
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Graduation Rate
91%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameScottsdale Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Desert Mountain High School is Basis Scottsdale (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Mountainside Middle School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Scottsdale Mountainside Middle School Math: 64% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 630 students
    0.3 miles
    11256 N. 128th St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85259
    (480) 484-6100
    0.3 6-8 630
  • Scottsdale Anasazi Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 475 students
    0.6 miles
    12121 N 124th Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85259
    (480) 484-6100
    0.6 PK-5 475
  • Scottsdale Mission Montessori Academy Charter School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-8
    0.7 miles
    12990 E. Shea Blvd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85259
    (480) 860-4330
    0.7 K-8 n/a
  • Scottsdale Basis Scottsdale Charter School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: 4-12 | 1,148 student
    1.3 miles
    10400 N. 128th St
    Scottsdale, AZ 85259
    (480) 451-7500
    1.3 4-12 1,148
  • Scottsdale Early Childhood Campus - Cholla
    Grades: PK-K
    1.8 miles
    11130 E. Cholla
    Scottsdale, AZ 85259
    (480) 484-7700
    1.8 PK-K n/a

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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2  
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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