Desert Vista High School

16440 S 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85048
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 5%
Serving 3,032 students in grades 9-12, Desert Vista High School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 3,032 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • : 94% (Top 20% in AZ)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 74% (Top 5%)
  • : 74% (Top 5%)
  • : 40% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Desert Vista High School's student population of 3,032 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
3,032 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
125 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Vista High School ranks within the top 5% of all 1,956 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Desert Vista High School is 0.64, 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)
#64 out of 1956 schools
(Top 5%)
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74%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Desert Vista High 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.
74%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desert Vista High 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.
40%
24%
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
17:1
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American Indian
2%
5%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
23%
47%
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Black
7%
6%
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White
55%
35%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Arizona.
0.64
This chart display the diversity score of Desert Vista High School and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
94%
77%
This chart display graduation rate of Desert Vista High School and public school graduation rate of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Desert Vista High 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 (19-20)
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Vista High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desert Vista High School's ranking?
Desert Vista High School is ranked #64 out of 1,956 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Desert Vista High School often compared to?
Desert Vista High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mountain Pointe High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% AZ state average), while 74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AZ state average).
What is the graduation rate of Desert Vista High School?
The graduation rate of Desert Vista High School is 94%, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 77%.
How many students attend Desert Vista High School?
3,032 students attend Desert Vista High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Desert Vista High School students are White, 23% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Desert Vista High School?
Desert Vista High School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Desert Vista High School offer ?
Desert Vista High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Desert Vista High School part of?
Desert Vista High School is part of Tempe Union High School District (4287).
In what neighborhood is Desert Vista High School located?
Desert Vista High School is located in the South Mountain Village neighborhood of Phoenix, AZ. There are 45 other public schools located in South Mountain Village.

School Reviews

5   3/28/2011
By far the best high school in Arizona.
- Posted by Parent - themo

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 3,032 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • : 94% (Top 20%)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 74% (Top 5%)
  • : 74% (Top 5%)
  • : 40% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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