Desert View Academy

3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
2363 South Kennedy Lane

Yuma, AZ 85366

Tel: (928)317-3113
  • Desert View Academy serves 643 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 58% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 40%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Desert View Academy placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 61%.
  • Desert View Academy operates within the Juniper Tree Academy School District.

Top Placements (Arizona)

Desert View Academy is Listed among the top public schools in Arizona for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 10%)

School Overview

  • Desert View Academy's student population of 643 students has grown by 25% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students643 students
Gender %Desert View Academy Gender
Total Classroom Teachersn/a
Students by GradeDesert View Academy Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Desert View Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 1842 schools in Arizona (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The diversity score of Desert View Academy is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
39%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
40%
Student : Teacher Ration/a20:1
American Indian
1%
5%
Asian
1%
3%
Hispanic
56%
45%
Black
4%
5%
White
37%
39%
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
All Ethnic GroupsDesert View Academy All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.42
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
33%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
11%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Desert View Academy is Juniper Tree Academy School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 603 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Juniper Tree Academy School District's student population of 643 students has grown by 25% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $7,469 is higher than the state average of $7,180. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $5,029 is less than the state average of $6,852. The district spending/student has declined by 25% over four school years.
    School District NameJuniper Tree Academy School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    1
    1
    Number of Students Managed643345
    Juniper Tree Academy School District Students Managed (2002-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    58%
    39%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    70%
    40%
    District Total Revenue$4 MM$3 MM
    District Spending$3 MM$2 MM
    District Revenue / Student$7,469$7,180
    District Spending / Student$5,029$6,852
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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    School Reviews

      3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
    5  
    I am very happy with Desert View Academy. My children are safe. My children are receiving the best education. My children are very happy at DVA. I am confident that this school and what it offers is what's best for my children. Thank you DVA.
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    Academics are great! Teachers are wonderful! Everything else is the best! HOWEVER...admistration is the worst I have EVER seen! Lack of knowledge, understanding, organization, and competency is more than enough to think about restructuring this entire administration. Beginning with the principal who treats her staff like third class citizens! I wouldn't comment at all if I weren't involved and didn't see this type of nonsense continue on a daily basis. Wake up Yuma Board of Education and re-evaluated this school's administration!!!
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