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Desert View High School

Public | 9-12 | 2129 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2012

This is the worst high school I have ever worked. The students are disrespectful, rude and refuse to do work. They walk around with their head phones, walk into class at any time they want with no consequences. If you ever decide to teach here, I would not work here if I was desperate for a job. I lasted two days and that was enough. The worst experience of teaching in my whole career. On the good note, a couple teachers were helpful and the principle is very nice and helpful, but overall, extremely disorganized and the students are horrible!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 9, 2010

The students are survivors that continue to overcome their percieved disadvantages in socio economics to strive for bigger and better things


Posted March 14, 2009

This schools administration is great and am very proud of the things my children at this school have learned over the years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2005

This is a good school. we are seeing a rejuvenation in the amount of effort and pride here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

As a student teacher at Desert View, I am very impressed with the administration, the teachers and the students. A remarkable number of advanced and honors courses are offered, as well as a large amount of remedial time for students not passing the AIMS test.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 21, 2005

this school is awsome it couldnt get any better and the availiblity for art musi and spoorts is really good i love all the teachers they are awsome and the principal is the best she couldnt be better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2003

This is a great school. It's not too small and it's not too big, it's perfect. The discipline is great, the food is great, and the assistant principal is great.


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

524 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 83% 43%
White 7% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 5%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4101 East Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
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