Cesar Chavez High School

Summary:

Cesar Chavez High School is a public high school located in Laveen, Arizona, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 2,725 students. The school is part of the Phoenix Union High School District, which is ranked 350 out of 540 districts in Arizona and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Cesar Chavez High School has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (75.41%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 54-81% Hispanic students. The school consistently underperforms the state and district averages in standardized test scores, with only 7-17% of 11th-grade students proficient in subjects like Science, English Language Arts, and Mathematics, compared to state averages of 22-40% proficiency. While Cesar Chavez High School has a 4-year graduation rate of 85.7%, which is lower than the state average but higher than some nearby charter schools like AIM Higher College Prep Academy (61%) and Kaizen Education Foundation dba Quest High School (38%), the school also has a relatively high dropout rate of 3.1%, which is higher than the state average and some nearby schools like Heritage Academy Laveen (2.5%).

The data suggests that Cesar Chavez High School's unique demographic composition, with a much higher Hispanic population, may contribute to the school's academic underperformance, which is likely influenced by factors such as socioeconomic status, English language proficiency, and access to resources. Addressing these challenges will require a comprehensive approach that considers the school's specific context and the needs of its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 3921 W Baseline Rd
       Laveen, AZ  85339-1801


(602) 764-4000

District: Phoenix Union High School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
363rd of 469 Arizona High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,638 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  21.4 Help
Number of students:  2,725

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
75.4%
African American:
14.4%
White:
3.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  62% Help


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Compare Details Cesar Chavez High School ranks worse than 77.4% of high schools in Arizona. It also ranks 12th among 18 ranked high schools in the Phoenix Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.54. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Cesar Chavez High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (75.4%), African American (14.4%), White (3.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 62% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cesar Chavez High School is 21.4. 15 high schools in the Phoenix Union High School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Cesar Chavez High School employs 126.9 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cesar Chavez High School is $8,638. 14 high schools in the Phoenix Union High School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cesar Chavez High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cesar Chavez High School 363rd of 469 Arizona public high schools. (See Cesar Chavez High School in the ranking list.)

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Phoenix Union High School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Phoenix Union High School District 350th of 540 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cesar Chavez High School

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Rank History for all students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 51.95 199th 395 49.6%
2010 59.31 169th 403 58.1%
2011 53.02 192nd 397 51.6%
2012 55.72 223rd 471 52.7%
2013 59.24 219th 491 55.4%
2014 48.88 216th 394 45.2%
2015 25.27 197th 261 24.5%
2016 32.77 228th 406 43.8%
2017 25.02 285th 416 31.5%
2018 25.37 272nd 420 35.2%
2019 16.13 245th 285 14.0%
2021 32.92 300th 509 41.1%
2022 17.96 364th 464 21.6%
2023 21.54 363rd 469 22.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.61 39th 76 48.7%
2021 47.83 181st 374 51.6%
2022 52.03 121st 282 57.1%
2023 14.59 185th 199 7.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.31 41st 45 8.9%
2021 94.80 2nd 312 99.4%
2022 45.18 48th 258 81.4%
2023 19.32 21st 24 12.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.98 114th 155 26.5%
2021 54.82 110th 422 73.9%
2022 35.36 188th 380 50.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.78 162nd 253 36.0%
2022 17.22 153rd 168 8.9%
2023 23.71 280th 347 19.3%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 28.02 72nd 150 52.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.96 259th 354 26.8%
2019 12.73 232nd 247 6.1%
2021 36.81 274th 492 44.3%
2022 19.18 350th 456 23.2%
2023 20.51 322nd 406 20.7%
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Rank History for Foster Care students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 26.62 115th 116 0.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.31 268th 370 27.6%
2019 17.28 201st 238 15.5%
2021 27.72 336th 492 31.7%
2022 15.51 380th 455 16.5%
2023 16.85 370th 429 13.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.61 72nd 83 13.3%
2021 41.90 150th 231 35.1%
2022 28.13 184th 238 22.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.54 94th 122 23.0%
2019 10.99 30th 33 9.1%
2021 35.38 175th 306 42.8%
2022 27.95 204th 301 32.2%
2023 14.94 184th 201 8.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.27 198th 311 36.3%
2019 21.90 151st 183 17.5%
2021 37.27 263rd 479 45.1%
2022 20.56 345th 441 21.8%
2023 21.84 313th 379 17.4%
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Rank History for Native American students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.10 24th 68 64.7%
2021 44.39 86th 256 66.4%
2022 39.81 113th 255 55.7%
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Rank History for Pacific Islander students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 48.65 61st 129 52.7%
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Rank History for White students at Cesar Chavez High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.44 247th 291 15.1%
2021 12.42 362nd 448 19.2%
2022 10.27 359th 409 12.2%
2023 37.02 238th 371 35.8%
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Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Cesar Chavez High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 118 71 2 783 47 n/a n/a 0 1021
2001 175 111 1 1191 79 n/a n/a 0 1557
2002 218 187 5 1713 120 n/a n/a 0 2243
2003 218 187 5 1713 120 n/a n/a 0 2243
2004 199 273 12 1758 128 n/a n/a 0 2370
2005 212 335 18 1829 145 n/a n/a 0 2539
2006 213 421 48 1856 142 n/a n/a 0 2680
2007 223 458 82 1884 149 n/a n/a 0 2796
2008 200 496 74 1903 107 n/a n/a 0 2780
2009 161 473 81 1740 98 n/a n/a 0 2553
2010 122 445 71 1619 72 n/a n/a 0 2329
2011 100 337 43 1556 76 1 4 0 2117
2012 84 377 42 1634 74 1 13 0 2225
2013 93 394 35 1720 83 1 28 0 2354
2014 100 447 29 1896 106 1 28 0 2607
2015 71 404 31 1912 113 3 41 0 2575
2016 84 409 32 1978 114 3 43 0 2663
2017 77 375 33 1857 117 4 45 0 2508
2018 84 350 43 1796 129 4 56 0 2462
2019 94 394 52 1752 152 6 49 0 2499
2020 115 396 53 1816 129 8 73 0 2590
2021 95 379 44 1977 103 7 62 0 2667
2022 111 398 37 2005 73 6 55 0 2685
2023 96 393 30 2055 78 9 64 0 2725

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Cesar Chavez High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 1021 64.0 16.0 n/a
2001 1557 87.7 17.8 n/a
2002 2243 109.0 20.6 n/a
2003 2243 109.0 20.6 n/a
2004 2370 122.4 19.4 69.9
2005 2539 131.7 19.3 61
2006 2680 150.4 17.8 61.6
2007 2796 145.6 19.2 41.4
2008 2780 144.0 19.3 6.4
2009 2553 142.0 18.0 52.8
2010 2329 136.0 17.1 68
2011 2117 124.8 16.9 4.1
2012 2225 116.8 19.0 68.4
2013 2354 120.0 19.6 42.4
2014 2607 116.6 22.3 67.5
2015 2575 131.0 19.6 75.5
2016 2663 129.0 20.6 81.7
2017 2508 131.8 19.0 85.5
2018 2462 133.4 18.4 61.9
2019 2499 129.0 19.3 61.9
2020 2590 123.4 20.9 62
2021 2667 130.5 20.4 n/a
2022 2685 132.1 20.3 62
2023 2725 126.9 21.4 62

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Cesar Chavez High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 1021 64.0 16.0 n/a
2001 1557 87.7 17.8 n/a
2002 2243 109.0 20.6 n/a
2003 2243 109.0 20.6 n/a
2004 2370 122.4 19.4 69.9
2005 2539 131.7 19.3 61
2006 2680 150.4 17.8 61.6
2007 2796 145.6 19.2 41.4
2008 2780 144.0 19.3 6.4
2009 2553 142.0 18.0 52.8
2010 2329 136.0 17.1 68
2011 2117 124.8 16.9 4.1
2012 2225 116.8 19.0 68.4
2013 2354 120.0 19.6 42.4
2014 2607 116.6 22.3 67.5
2015 2575 131.0 19.6 75.5
2016 2663 129.0 20.6 81.7
2017 2508 131.8 19.0 85.5
2018 2462 133.4 18.4 61.9
2019 2499 129.0 19.3 61.9
2020 2590 123.4 20.9 62
2021 2667 130.5 20.4 n/a
2022 2685 132.1 20.3 62
2023 2725 126.9 21.4 62

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Cesar Chavez High School

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $518 (4.7%) $259 (2.4%) $1,294 (11.9%) $8,434 (77.3%) $1,702 (15.6%) $10,137 (92.9%) $10,913
2020 $614 (5.8%) $388 (3.7%) $1,616 (15.3%) $8,022 (75.9%) $1,548 (14.6%) $9,571 (90.5%) $10,573
2021 $917 (7.8%) $1,153 (9.8%) $2,987 (25.3%) $8,182 (69.3%) $1,549 (13.1%) $9,732 (82.5%) $11,802
2022 $649 (7.5%) $172 (2.0%) $1,469 (17.0%) $6,886 (79.7%) $931 (10.8%) $7,817 (90.5%) $8,638

Data source: Arizona Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Cesar Chavez High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
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Post pandemic (2022-2023)
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Ranks 245th of 285 High schoolsRanks 363rd of 469 High schools
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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students24992725
 9%
African American394393
 0.3%
American Indian15278
 48.7%
Asian5230
 42.3%
Hispanic17522055
 17.3%
Pacific Islander69
 50%
White9496
 2.1%
Two or More Races4964
 30.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients61.9%62%
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cesar Chavez High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,725 students attended Cesar Chavez High School.

Cesar Chavez High School ranks in the bottom 22.6% of Arizona high schools.

Students at Cesar Chavez High School are 75% Hispanic, 14% African American, 4% White, 3% American Indian, 2% Two or more races, 1% Asian.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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