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Desert Vista High School (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (480) 839-0292

16440 S 32Nd St

Phoenix, Arizona


About Desert Vista High School
9th Grade - 12th Grade

Desert Vista High School is one of 8 schools found in the Tempe Union High School District of Arizona.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from 9th Grade to 12th Grade and has an enrolment of 3,046 students - compared to other schools in Arizona, this is a relatively large school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

At Desert Vista High School, the average teaching salary of $53,133 is higher than the Arizona state average of $43,752.

Local Area
Students by Year Group
Federal Assistance

Title I eligible school

Program not provided

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Evit - Desert Vista High School0 miles
Kyrene De Los Lagos School0.5 miles
Kyrene Akimel A-Al Middle School0.6 miles
Kyrene Monte Vista School1.05 miles
Ambassador Academy1.62 miles
Rankings within Arizona
There are 2414 schools in Arizona.
12ndlargest school
16thhighest number of FTE teachers
2297thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
240thhighest average teaching salary
1513rdhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1382ndhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
569thhighest diversity index
Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races144
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander261
American Indian or Aslaskan Native53
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander12

Out of 3046 students, with a diversity index of 0.57

Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

9th Grade - 12th Grade: 4 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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