16440 S 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85048
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

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 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 Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,978 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
126 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Desert Vista High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#157 out of 2120 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
18:1
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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
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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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 AZ.
Diversity Score
0.59
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Graduation Rate
96%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
45%
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 2011-12 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,978 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 5% in AZ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59 (Top 30%)

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