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Desert Vista High School
  • Public
  • PHOENIX, AZ

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Administration
    grade C+
  7. Sports
    grade A minus
  8. Food
    grade B minus
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Desert Vista High School is a highly rated, public school located in PHOENIX, AZ. It has 3,032 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

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Desert Vista High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
571 responses
Average ACT
28
325 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$72,092
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$1,322
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$340,200
National
$281,900

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 109 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 109 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 358 responses
  • Varsity Football Games
    20%
  • Sporting Events
    13%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Dances
    12%
  • This is based on my own school experience
    7%
  • Plays and musicals
    6%
  • Dance Recitals
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,032
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 124 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 124 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 124 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,434
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 154 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 153 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 154 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,725 / year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 161 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 161 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 161 responses

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