Desert Mountain High School

Public 9-12

 12575 E. Via Linda
       Scottsdale, AZ  85259


 (480) 484-6100

 School Website

District: Scottsdale Unified District (4240)

SchoolDigger Rank:
54th of 287 Arizona High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  22.2
Number of students:  2,090

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.0%
Asian:
9.4%
Hispanic:
7.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.9%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, October 7, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Desert Mountain High School ranked better than 81.2% of high schools in Arizona. It also ranked first among 5 ranked high schools in the Scottsdale Unified District (4240)! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.15. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (77%), Asian (9.4%), Hispanic (7.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 5.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Scottsdale Unified District (4240). (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Mountain High School is 22.2, which is the highest among 5 high schools in the Scottsdale Unified District (4240)! (See more...)
Compare Desert Mountain High School employs 93.8 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Desert Mountain High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Mountain High School 54th of 287 Arizona public high schools. (See Desert Mountain High School in the ranking list.)

Scottsdale Unified District (4240):

SchoolDigger ranks Scottsdale Unified District (4240) 99th of 346 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Desert Mountain High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 92.64 20th 395 94.9%
2010 94.45 18th 403 95.5%
2011 92.21 27th 397 93.2%
2012 92.64 17th 471 96.4%
2013 90.81 27th 491 94.5%
2014 91.12 22nd 394 94.4%
2015 72.45 43rd 261 83.5%
2016 79.62 50th 406 87.7%
2017 82.64 43rd 416 89.7%
2018 80.25 45th 420 89.3%
2019 70.15 54th 287 81.2%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, December 7, 2014

Open Quote I would be very reluctant to send my child to this school, where the staff and faculty make ignorant and disrespectful comments to both students and parents. It saddens me to see such an unsupportive environment for students, who may not be perfect but need to receive an adequate education without feeling antagonized by those who can make a positive impact in these kids' lives. I speak both as a parent and as an educator with over twenty years' experience at this level and at the college level. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Open Quote Desert Mountain is by far the worst school I have ever been to. The faculty is downright malicious, the teachers don't care at all, and I have never seen so many troubled kids. The students have no respect for themselves or each other. Everyday I would see people on drugs, or talking about sex, and the teachers didn't notice at all. The teachers definitely play favorites, and if your not one of the select few then school becomes miserable. The office staff and faculty members seem to want to find the bad in everybody, even falsely accusing the good-moralled students. In the month I spent at DM I learned nothing academic whatsoever, even in advanced classes. This school is absolutely a joke and I would not recommended it for anyone. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Desert Mountain High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 1494 20 36 44 8 n/a n/a 0 1602
1998 1769 25 50 54 5 n/a n/a 0 1903
1999 2016 30 59 54 5 n/a n/a 0 2164
2000 2190 34 76 54 6 n/a n/a 0 2360
2001 2180 40 102 62 9 n/a n/a 0 2393
2002 2162 36 118 71 6 n/a n/a 0 2393
2003 2162 36 118 71 6 n/a n/a 0 2393
2004 2177 32 123 78 7 n/a n/a 0 2417
2005 2152 43 127 79 4 n/a n/a 0 2405
2006 2190 47 117 84 11 n/a n/a 0 2449
2007 1926 27 108 73 9 n/a n/a 0 2143
2008 2159 32 125 105 12 n/a n/a 0 2433
2009 1987 42 163 133 9 n/a n/a 0 2334
2010 1984 41 179 140 9 n/a n/a 0 2353
2011 1937 46 177 156 7 2 2 0 2327
2012 1836 54 225 174 9 1 5 0 2304
2013 1816 58 212 170 11 2 3 0 2272
2014 1787 68 228 161 11 1 10 0 2266
2015 1757 58 238 165 15 2 12 0 2247
2016 1734 65 237 173 14 3 18 0 2244
2017 1668 62 216 174 14 2 28 0 2164
2018 1610 63 196 166 18 1 36 0 2090

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 Desert Mountain High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 1602 66.5 24.1 n/a
1998 1903 85.0 22.4 n/a
1999 2164 94.4 22.9 n/a
2000 2360 112.5 21.0 n/a
2001 2393 113.9 21.0 n/a
2002 2393 120.4 19.9 1.5
2003 2393 120.4 19.9 1.5
2004 2417 108.0 22.4 1.3
2005 2405 109.8 21.9 2.5
2006 2449 117.0 20.9 2.0
2007 2143 118.0 18.2 4.9
2008 2433 124.6 19.5 4.5
2009 2334 112.6 20.7 4.6
2010 2353 107.7 21.8 5.5
2011 2327 101.9 22.8 6.1
2012 2304 118.0 19.5 6.4
2013 2272 102.0 22.2 6.8
2014 2266 96.6 23.4 7.4
2015 2247 94.0 23.9 6.3
2016 2244 97.0 23.1 6.5
2017 2164 93.7 23.0 8.7
2018 2090 93.8 22.2 5.9

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Desert Mountain High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 1602 66.5 24.1 n/a
1998 1903 85.0 22.4 n/a
1999 2164 94.4 22.9 n/a
2000 2360 112.5 21.0 n/a
2001 2393 113.9 21.0 n/a
2002 2393 120.4 19.9 1.5
2003 2393 120.4 19.9 1.5
2004 2417 108.0 22.4 1.3
2005 2405 109.8 21.9 2.5
2006 2449 117.0 20.9 2.0
2007 2143 118.0 18.2 4.9
2008 2433 124.6 19.5 4.5
2009 2334 112.6 20.7 4.6
2010 2353 107.7 21.8 5.5
2011 2327 101.9 22.8 6.1
2012 2304 118.0 19.5 6.4
2013 2272 102.0 22.2 6.8
2014 2266 96.6 23.4 7.4
2015 2247 94.0 23.9 6.3
2016 2244 97.0 23.1 6.5
2017 2164 93.7 23.0 8.7
2018 2090 93.8 22.2 5.9

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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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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