Desert Vista High School

  • Desert Vista High School serves 3,037 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the AZ average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 60%.
  • Desert Vista High School operates within the Tempe Union High School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 3037 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 131 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 3,037 students
Desert Vista High School Total Students (1997-2015)
Gender % Desert Vista High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 131 teachers
Desert Vista High School Total Teachers (1997-2015)
Students by Grade Desert Vista High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.56 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 23:1 20:1
Desert Vista High School Student Teacher Ratio (1997-2015)
American Indian
1%
5%
Desert Vista High School American Indian Students (1997-2015)
Asian
9%
3%
Desert Vista High School Asian Students (1997-2015)
Hispanic
16%
45%
Desert Vista High School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
6%
5%
Desert Vista High School Black Students (1997-2015)
White
64%
40%
Desert Vista High School White Students (1997-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Desert Vista High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
2%
Desert Vista High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Desert Vista High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.56 0.42
Desert Vista High School Diversity Score (1997-2015)
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.
n/a
34%
Desert Vista High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

  • Tempe Union High School District's student population of 13,942 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,171 is higher than the state average of $8,166. The district revenue/student has declined by 17% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,955 is higher than the state average of $8,440. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Tempe Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
1
Number of Students Managed 13,942 325
Tempe Union High School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a 77%
Tempe Union High School District Graduation Rate (1994-2005)
District Total Revenue $115 MM $3 MM
Tempe Union High School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $140 MM $3 MM
Tempe Union High School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,171 $8,166
Tempe Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,955 $8,440
Tempe Union High School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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5  3/28/2011
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