Desert View High School

  • Desert View High School serves 2,046 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 21% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Desert View High School's student population of 2,046 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 97 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,046 students
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Total Classroom Teachers97 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert View High School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert View High School is 0.26, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1725 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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American Indian
4%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
86%
45%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
6%
38%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert View High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.260.65
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Graduation Rate
87%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSunnyside Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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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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