PROFICIENCY 32% 12% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
45%Deer Valley Unified District

Barry Goldwater High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Deer Valley Unified District" in Phoenix, AZ. There are a total of 1,856 students and 89 teachers at Barry Goldwater High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1. There are a total of 669 free lunch students and 166 reduced lunch students.

Barry Goldwater High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 31.5%, which is 12% lower than the Arizona average.


Student/Teacher ratio21:1
Free lunch669
Reduced lunch166


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment122
Taking some courses48
Taking some courses (not tests)81
Passing some courses14
Passing no courses20

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 Barry Goldwater High School, there are a total of 122 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 48 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School37%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School26%

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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Barry Goldwater High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 56.5% 71.3% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 4.4% 2.9% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 3.6% 3.4% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 31.2% 18.1% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.5% 1.0% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.5% 2.9% 2.2% 3.1%

Phoenix demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2736591
Median age49.337.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)67%53%55%
Speak English94%73%79%
Speak Spanish3%20%13%

Education level achieved in Phoenix

Completed 8th grade91.1%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school90.6%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college67.7%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.5%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.5%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.8%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Barry Goldwater 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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