PROFICIENCY 32% 12% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
34%Dysart Unified District

Valley Vista High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Dysart Unified District" in Surprise, AZ. There are a total of 2,457 students and 101 teachers at Valley Vista High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. There are a total of 987 free lunch students and 264 reduced lunch students.

Valley Vista 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 ratio25:1
Free lunch987
Reduced lunch264


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment246
Taking some courses137
Taking some courses (not tests)99
Passing some courses49
Passing no courses82

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 Valley Vista High School, there are a total of 246 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 137 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School31%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School32%

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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Valley Vista High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 46.6% 49.6% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 9.0% 7.4% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 1.7% 2.3% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 37.0% 36.0% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.8% 0.9% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.6% 3.4% 2.2% 3.1%

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Imagine Surprise Middle School34%0.8Surprise, AZ
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Calibre Academy Surprise44%0.9Surprise, AZ
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E-institute At Surprise40%1.7Surprise, AZ

Surprise demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,4315791
Median age28.937.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%53%55%
Speak English68%73%79%
Speak Spanish30%20%13%

Education level achieved in Surprise

Completed 8th grade78.3%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school76.8%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college47.4%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.4%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.6%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.7%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.3%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Valley Vista 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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