Desert View Academy

3777 W 16th St
Yuma, AZ 85366
9/
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Top 20%
Serving 941 students in grades Kindergarten-6, Desert View Academy ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%).
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 941 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • : Top 20% in AZ
  • : 50% (Top 20%)
  • : 52% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Desert View Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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School Overview

Desert View Academy's student population of 941 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
941 students
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School Rankings

Desert View Academy ranks within the top 20% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Desert View Academy is 0.43, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
#322 out of 1854 schools
(Top 20%)
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50%
32%
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52%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
17:1
American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
73%
47%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
21%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.43
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
2%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desert View Academy's ranking?
Desert View Academy is ranked #322 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Desert View Academy often compared to?
Desert View Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Gowan Science Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 52% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Desert View Academy?
941 students attend Desert View Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Desert View Academy students are Hispanic, 21% of students are White, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What grades does Desert View Academy offer ?
Desert View Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Desert View Academy part of?
Desert View Academy is part of Juniper Tree Academy (79064) School District.

School Reviews

5   4/14/2018
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.
- Posted by Parent - Karina
2   5/18/2009
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!!!
- Posted by Parent - momof

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 941 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 50% (Top 20%)
  • : 52% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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