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Desert Vista High School is a public school in Phoenix, AZ. It has 2,923 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 467 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Sports & Fitness: We weren't involved in athletics

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On Teachers: my daughter had good and bad experiences with teachers

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On Academics: The students have a heavy work load

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On Health & Safety: We were not exposed to many of these problems

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On Overall Experience: I had a good experience at this school

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Desert Vista High School is a public school in Phoenix, AZ. It has 2,923 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 467 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

95%

Test Performance

95
Desert Vista High School performed better than 95% of other schools on Arizona math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1800

Based on 61 students surveyed
Math
620
Verbal
600
Writing
580

ACT:
28

Based on 25 students surveyed
Math
28
English
28
Reading
28
Science
27
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 37% Academics
  • 27% Some teachers are special
  • 15% The people you meet
  • 12% The music department
  • 10% Extracurricular opportunities

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 48% Find your club or activity early
  • 20% Find classes you love, do not settle
  • 20% Do your homework, no matter what
  • 8% Push yourself, try different things
  • 4% Add people on facebook and follow them on twitter

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 27% Too many students
  • 27% Large campus
  • 27% Funding for clubs
  • 12% Open Enrolment
  • 8% Sometimes they make mistakes on the attendance

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 24 responses

  • 71% Visited by President Obama
  • 12% High AP test scores and 800 SAT math scores
  • 12% Four time state champion marching band
  • 4% All of the above (Obama, test scores and band)

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 48% Excelling
  • 28% Competitive College Prep
  • 24% Rich

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 2% No

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
51.6%
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Female
48.4%
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Racial Diversity

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White
72.4%
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Hispanic
10.2%
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Asian
9.2%
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African American
6.9%
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Native American
1.1%
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Multiracial
0.2%
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Pacific Islander
0.0%