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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
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
546 responses
Average ACT
23
395 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
$56,672
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$177,671,000
Expenses Per Student
$7,025/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    5%

Dysart Unified School District Reviews

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My experience with the Dysart Unified School Dystrict is coming to an end. I have spent the past couples years throughout elementary school and high school in this district, and now it’s coking to an end. As I am reaching the last months of high school, I am able to reflect on this district. I experienced many friendships and activities throughout the years that will indefinitely follow me throughout life. I have made lasting friendships and learned about myself while growing not only as a student, but also an individual. However if I could change one thing about the Dusart Unified School District, it would be to challenge me more. I feel I have been given basic, generalized concepts that have not given me a challenge I need to grow in my education. I do not feel prepared in my knowledge and education enough to go into college with strong habits and knowledge needed.
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The district is very limiting on student opportunities. As well as not really giving the students a chance to learn about how to do things in the future. There was no explaination on how to apply for student loans or scholarships or any of that basic information they just kind of told us to do it. Also they are kind of rude and don’t exactly treat the students like adults, I feel like a five year old every time i walk onto that campus. The students are actually pretty violent as well and the teachers do not always do something, sometimes very scary. The teachers are very nice though some treat us like we have no brain. They know what they are teaching and want the best for us, but follow a very strict curriculum for the year. Otherwise it’s great, the electives and extra curriculars are fun, and have helped me grow as a person. I recommend show choir. They have won many competitions with a massive two hundred strong family that everyone is welcome.
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.