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    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
    C+
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Dysart Unified School District is a public school district located in Surprise, AZ. It has 24,885 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
About Dysart Unified School District...
Address
15802 North Parkview Place
Surprise, AZ 85374
Telephone
(623) 876-7000

Dysart Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1090
507 responses
Average ACT
23
346 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
24,885
Free or Reduced Lunch
50.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,871
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$177,671,000
Expenses Per Student
$7,088/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    6%

Dysart Unified School District Reviews

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The Dysart Unified School District definitely has some work to do when it comes to background checking teachers and picking the only the most qualified to teach. Within the past 4 years of attending Valley Vista High School several teachers have been fired because of scandals with current students and former students. Although some awful things have occurred, most of the teachers at Valley Vista and the rest of the Dysart District seem very dedicated to their work and are doing the most for their students. The security on campus over the past 4 years has grown do to the horrible things happening across the United States. Safety is one of the main priorities in the Dysart District and although the steps we take everyday may seem annoying and strict to most students, we all know that it is in our best interest to abide by the rules.
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The Dysart Unified School District has been my educational home for the past 12 years. Throughout my involvement within my transitional years of elementary to high school within this district, I have seen the good, bad, and ugly. The longer I have been in the district, I have witnessed the reluctant attitudes from the administration and their unwillingness to change. As more and more time goes on, the student body lacks the interest to show school spirit and be involved with school functions. The youth no longer looks at school as a place of imagination and emotional freedom, but instead, it is seen as a place that they are ridiculed for just simply being themselves. This district has shown me that I am not alone in some of my everyday struggles, but has also made me afraid to become all that I am meant to be, because I won't be accepted, appreciated, or wanted.
As a student, I have been a part of the Dysart Unified School District since 3rd grade.. and I am a senior in high school now! DUSD has been great to me. Not only do they really make an effort to further my education, but they strive to prepare me for my future! The range from the teachers that are hired to the students in the classrooms all carry themselves very well and anyone could tell that we are there to learn. I really loved how they provided for their students and always gave kids countless opportunities to further their education. I really liked how back in 5th grade, I was put in this "club" that was set out for the 'honors' students. I remember being pushed and challenged in school, but never pushed away. My favorite teachers came from Dysart and I wouldn't want to attend any other district!