Desert Hills High School
9 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Desert Hills High School
Desert Hills High School is a public high school located in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. The school was established in 1998 and serves students in grades 9-12. It is part of the Phoenix Union High School District, which is the largest high school district in the state of Arizona.
Desert Hills High School offers a wide range of educational opportunities for its students. The curriculum includes core classes such as English, math, science, and social studies, as well as a variety of electives. The school also offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including sports teams, clubs, and organizations.
Desert Hills High School is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and nurturing learning environment for all of its students. The school has a strong focus on student achievement and is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential. The faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a quality education for all students and strive to ensure that each student has the opportunity to reach his or her goals.
1515 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Alternative school / Charter School
Overview Desert Hills High School
Desert Hills High School serves 215 students in grades 9-12.
Desert Hills High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on Desert Hills High School
Desert Hills High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Desert Hills High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.