PROFICIENCY 58% 61% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
60%Agua Fria Union High School District

Desert Edge High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Agua Fria Union High School District" in Goodyear, AZ. There are a total of 1,744 students and 81 teachers at Desert Edge High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 22 to 1. There are a total of 666 free lunch students and 215 reduced lunch students.

Desert Edge High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 57.5%, which is 61% higher than the Arizona average.


Student/Teacher ratio22:1
Free lunch666
Reduced lunch215


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment446
Taking some courses246
Taking some courses (not tests)216
Passing some courses32
Passing no courses191

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Desert Edge High School, there are a total of 446 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 246 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School64%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School51%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Desert Edge High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 30.1% 37.5% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 13.6% 10.0% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 2.4% 3.8% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 49.7% 44.4% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.7% 1.0% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.1% 2.7% 2.2% 3.1%

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Goodyear demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3805791
Median age37.337.137.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%53%55%
Speak English79%73%79%
Speak Spanish15%20%13%

Education level achieved in Goodyear

Completed 8th grade89.9%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school89.1%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college69.5%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.4%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.3%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters11.0%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Desert Edge High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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