Desert Vista High School

16440 S 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85048
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Desert Vista High School serves 2,978 students in grades 9-12.
Desert Vista High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Desert Vista High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Desert Vista High School's student population of 2,978 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 126 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,978 students
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Total Classroom Teachers126 teachers
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School Comparison

Desert Vista High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Vista High School is 0.59, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#124 out of 2111 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:119:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
18%
45%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
61%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.590.65
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Graduation Rate
96%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTempe Union High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Desert Vista High School is Horizon Honors Secondary School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kyrene De Los Lagos School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Phoenix Kyrene De Los Lagos School Alternative School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 466 students
    0.5 miles
    17001 S 34th Way
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    (480) 541-3200
    0.5 PK-5 466
  • Phoenix Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School Math: 51% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,013 student
    0.7 miles
    2720 East Liberty Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    (480) 541-5800
    0.7 6-8 1,013
  • Phoenix Kyrene De La Estrella Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 456 students
    0.7 miles
    2620 E. Liberty Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    (480) 541-1000
    0.7 PK-5 456
  • Phoenix Kyrene Monte Vista School Math: 81% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 651 students
    1.0 miles
    15221 S Ray Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    (480) 541-4400
    1 PK-5 651
  • Phoenix Kyrene De La Esperanza School Math: 58% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 588 students
    1.5 miles
    14841 S. 41st Place
    Phoenix, AZ 85044
    (480) 541-2800
    1.5 PK-5 588

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