Desert View High School

  • Desert View High School serves 2,113 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the AZ average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.
  • Desert View High School operates within the Sunnyside Unified School District.
  • Sunnyside Unified School District's 59% graduation rate is lower than the AZ state average of 77%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2113 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 98 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,113 students
Desert View High School Total Students (1991-2015)
Gender % Desert View High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 98 teachers
Desert View High School Total Teachers (1991-2015)
Students by Grade Desert View High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 20:1
Desert View High School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2014)
American Indian
4%
5%
Desert View High School American Indian Students (1990-2015)
Asian
n/a
3%
Desert View High School Asian Students (1991-2013)
Hispanic
84%
45%
Desert View High School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
4%
5%
Desert View High School Black Students (1990-2015)
White
8%
40%
Desert View High School White Students (1990-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Desert View High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.29 0.42
Desert View High School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
61%
34%
Desert View High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
5%
Desert View High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2015)

District Comparison

  • Sunnyside Unified School District's student population of 17,131 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 59% has increased from 56% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $7,592 in this district is less than the state average of $8,705. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $6,596 is less than the state average of $7,898. The district spending/student has declined by 19% over four years.
School District Name Sunnyside Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
21
1
Number of Students Managed 17,131 325
Sunnyside Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 59% 77%
Sunnyside Unified School District Graduation Rate (1999-2015)
District Total Revenue $133 MM $3 MM
Sunnyside Unified School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $115 MM $3 MM
Sunnyside Unified School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $7,592 $8,705
Sunnyside Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $6,596 $7,898
Sunnyside Unified School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

2  3/2/2010
The programs at Desert View are limited. I was forced into a regular English class because they did not offer AP English. The music and art programs are looked down on, while sports were glorified. We did not win more than three games in the three and a half years I attended. That faculty is a whole new level of rude. When attending I was harassed and told over and over that I would amount to nothing. If you would like your child to have the support of faculty then this is NOT the place to go!! However there were a few good teachers there, emphasizing the word few. The parent involvement was small. The children who attended with me were good kids, but the staff needed to prove their dominance over them, which caused many of them to lash out and misbehave. all in all it is definitely a school you need to depend on your own work ethic and need to succeed. Like all high schools, it was fun... but the experiences could have been better.
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