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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Deer Valley Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 33,907 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
20402 N 15th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Telephone
(623) 445-5000
Website

Deer Valley Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1190
977 responses
Average ACT
26
679 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
33,907
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,631
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$237,770,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,315/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$70,923
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,103
National
$949
Median Home Value
$197,443
National
$184,700

Deer Valley Unified School District Reviews

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During my time in Deer Valley Unified School District, I have been given the opportunity to learn in the classroom and through internship and volunteer opportunities. At my high school I am a varsity cheerleader, DECA Chapter Officer, Freshman Mentor Public Relations Officer, Best Buddies Chapter President, National Honors Society member, and involved in anything that promotes school spirit! I have also been allowed the opportunity to intern through DVUSD's CTE Internship Program at another high school in the district. I am placed in the Transition School to Work Program which gives me insight on the job field that I want into, Special Education at the Secondary Level. I would not have the opportunities and experiences that I have had during my time in the DVUSD system without DVUSD.
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In the Deer Valley School District, I felt that as a student I was well respected. Specifically, Barry Goldwater HS has an outstanding array of diversity, as well as an amazing culture all-in-all. The teachers and administration are all so lovely, and love to help whenever needed; the teachers always have your back!
Deer Valley Unified School District provided for an amazing highschool experience with great teachers and good academics. I attended Sandra Day O'Connor High School, and the spirit the school radiated really helped with becoming comfortable within the school and with the adjustment to the high school atmosphere. The student body was very involved and most of the teachers were beyond average and made learning an overall fun experience. Going to school within this district was an excellent choice and it led to great memories being made while also teaching me and prepping me for the college life.