Desert Vista Elementary School

  • Desert Vista Elementary School serves 697 students in grades PK-6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the AZ average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.
  • Desert Vista Elementary School operates within the Apache Junction Unified School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 697 students has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 697 students
Desert Vista Elementary School Total Students (1991-2015)
Gender % Desert Vista Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Desert Vista Elementary School Total Teachers (1991-2015)
Students by Grade Desert Vista Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.48 is more 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 21:1 20:1
Desert Vista Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2014)
American Indian
1%
5%
Desert Vista Elementary School American Indian Students (1991-2015)
Asian
n/a
3%
Desert Vista Elementary School Asian Students (1991-2012)
Hispanic
28%
45%
Desert Vista Elementary School Black Students (1994-2015)
Black
1%
5%
Desert Vista Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
67%
40%
Desert Vista Elementary School White Students (1994-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Desert Vista Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
2%
Desert Vista Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.48 0.42
Desert Vista Elementary 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.
52%
34%
Desert Vista Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2015)
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.
9%
5%
Desert Vista Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2015)

District Comparison

  • Apache Junction Unified School District's student population of 4,602 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,107 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 $6,872 is less than the state average of $7,898. The district spending/student has declined by 20% over four years.
School District Name Apache Junction Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
1
Number of Students Managed 4,602 325
Apache Junction Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $38 MM $3 MM
Apache Junction Unified School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $32 MM $3 MM
Apache Junction Unified School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $8,107 $8,705
Apache Junction Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $6,872 $7,898
Apache Junction 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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