Desert Vista High School

738 reviews
  1. Tempe Union High School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. Outcomes
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports & Fitness
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
16440 South 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Telephone
(480) 839-0292
Website
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Desert Vista High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
28

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
AP Enrollment
17%
AP Exam Pass Rate
55%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
32%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    45%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    51%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    4%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.65 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.65 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 182 responses
  • Varsity Football Games
    24%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Sporting Events
    12%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Marching band competitions
    5%
  • This is based on my own school experience
    5%
  • Dance Recitals
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
3,064
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.69 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.69 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.69 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,486
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.96 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.95 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.96 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
25%
Female Athletes
14%
Expenses Per Student
$8,187/ year
National
$11,927
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.100 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.100 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.100 responses

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Reviews

738 reviews
  • Excellent
    191
  • Very Good
    303
  • Average
    207
  • Poor
    32
  • Terrible
    5
The parents of Desert Vista Students are incredibly involved with their kids extra curricular activities and help aid these programs to make it the best for their kids and their peers. However, the school does place a heavy role on its sports programs so that is where you can see the parent boosters and support put most of their energy, time, and money into.
  • High School Senior
  • 2 months ago
I would pick this school again if I were to do it all over because they really put all of the resources out there to help you be successful and its up to you how you want to approach your academic success. This school is unique because you really feel like your in a community, everybody is really friendly and willing to help you in whatever you need. I have felt very comfortable and safe walking around campus and I have enjoyed coming to class at MCC because of the friendly environment.
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago
Great school, the kids are just spoiled rich and do not know how to do things for themselves
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago