PROFICIENCY 71% 99% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
52%Scottsdale Unified District
46%Scottsdale
36%Arizona

Desert Mountain High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Scottsdale Unified District" in Scottsdale, AZ. There are a total of 2,247 students and 94 teachers at Desert Mountain High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 110 free lunch students and 32 reduced lunch students.

Desert Mountain High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 71.0%, which is 99% higher than the Arizona average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students2247
Teachers94.4
Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch110
Reduced lunch32

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment818
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses<=2
Passing no courses<=2

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 Mountain High School, there are a total of 818 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All76%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School76%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All66%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School66%

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.

Desert Mountain High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictArizonaNational
White 77.8% 66.0% 40.8% 51.1%
Black 3.1% 4.0% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 10.8% 5.1% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 7.3% 20.8% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 2.5% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.4% 1.3% 2.2% 3.1%

Scottsdale demographics profile

StatisticScottsdaleArizonaNational
Population234,4957,278,717328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,2756591
Median age46.337.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%53%55%
Speak English87%73%79%
Speak Spanish6%20%13%

Education level achieved in Scottsdale

IndexScottsdaleArizonaNational
Completed 8th grade95.3%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school94.9%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college83.6%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree62.9%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors55.6%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters21.3%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.5%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Desert Mountain High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.