Desert Vista Elementary School

3701 E Broadway Ave
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 598 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Desert Vista Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 598 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Desert Vista Elementary School's student population of 598 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
598 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Desert Vista Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,956 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Desert Vista Elementary School is 0.53, 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.
This School
State Level (AZ)
#1371 out of 1956 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Desert Vista Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
20%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Desert Vista Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
24%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desert Vista Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
15-19%
24%
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Desert Vista Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
2%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Desert Vista Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Desert Vista Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
33%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Desert Vista Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
6%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Desert Vista Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
60%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Desert Vista Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Desert Vista Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Vista Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Arizona.
0.53
This chart displays the diversity score of Desert Vista Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Desert Vista Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
12%
9%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Vista Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desert Vista Elementary School's ranking?
Desert Vista Elementary School is ranked #1371 out of 1,956 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Desert Vista Elementary School often compared to?
Desert Vista Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Four Peaks Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% AZ state average), while 24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AZ state average).
How many students attend Desert Vista Elementary School?
598 students attend Desert Vista Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Desert Vista Elementary School students are White, 33% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Desert Vista Elementary School?
Desert Vista Elementary School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Desert Vista Elementary School offer ?
Desert Vista Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Desert Vista Elementary School part of?
Desert Vista Elementary School is part of Apache Junction Unified District (4443) School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 598 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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