4101 East Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Desert View High School serves 2,037 students in grades 9-12.
Desert View High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Desert View High School's student population of 2,037 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,037 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
96 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Desert View High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1340 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
18:1
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American Indian
4%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
86%
45%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
6%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Graduation Rate
88%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,037 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 50% in AZ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.26 (Btm 50%)

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