Desert View Academy

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 61%.

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Desert View Academy places among the top 20% of 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
This chart display total students of Desert View Academy by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Desert View Academy
Total Classroom Teachersn/a
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Desert View Academy by grade.

School Comparison

  • Desert View Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,842 schools in Arizona (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 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%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Desert View Academy and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desert View Academy and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ration/a20:1
American Indian
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Desert View Academy and percentage of American Indian students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Desert View Academy and the percentage of Asian students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
56%
45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Desert View Academy and the percentage of Hispanic students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Desert View Academy and the percentage of Black students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
37%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Desert View Academy and the percentage of White students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert View Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.550.42
This chart display the diversity score of Desert View Academy and the average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Desert View Academy and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
11%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert View Academy and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJuniper Tree Academy School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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  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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