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1515 S Val Vista Dr

Gilbert, AZ 85296

(480) 813-1151

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 228

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

39 Parent Reviews for Desert Hills High School

I think this school is great, but there are some people that don't really belong here. I think the teachers need to be a little harsher on students about phones and such. They get away with a lot. Other then that, I think the school is good.

Posted by a student on 10/28/14

Desert hills high school it is a school for second chances were students don't have to worry about their personality or bullying it might seem like that kind of school but it isn' will find teachers that they all love....they care about our students and help as much as possible....unless the ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/29/14

Desert Hills is a fantastic school, the staff really cares about your child. They take the time to listen to the students and really help them. Students feel a sense of family while attending. Mr. Madden is retiring, there is a new principal with great ideas and new programs that will take DHHS to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/20/14

Desert Hills HS is heavily into conversion the Common Core standards. This is most important in the Math curriculum as many changes and challenges are part of the new plans. The new PARC test will require problem solving and analysis techniques that many students have not been exposed to in great detail. ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 10/27/13

Worst school in Arizona. Police are there almost every day. Most of the children are on drugs. If you love your child, do not send them here.

Posted by a parent on 08/01/13

As a graduated student from Desert Hills, I loved my school. I started high school off in the Higley school district and was miserable to say the least. I ditched school, failed classes and got mixed in with "the wrong crowd". While at Desert Hills I completely caught up and was able to graduate on time. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/20/13

My economics class was great. I loved it and learned a lot. It was my favorite class, I looked forward to coming to school only because of this class. I liked how the teacher was so interactive with us and let us have fun with lessons. I learned a lot, like what Republicans and Democrats are and ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/19/13

A friend of mine was looking to put her son in Desert Hills but was concerned because of the last two comments on this page. She asked me what was going on. I told her my son is doing great and is very happy with the school and the teachers. As for the principal, I can proudly say my son does not ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/23/13

It is time for a changing of the guard at this school . Very bad things are happening here and it is hurting the students at a deep core level....Wake up ladies and gentleman ........ Change is coming for the better ! I pray that the evil within this school be removed and replaced with caring staff..

Posted by a parent on 01/30/13

WARNING !! BEWARE !! I cant believe this school is even open. Their overall test scores are so far in the gutter , I dont know how or why the State of Arizona would even consider keeping the doors open. The head of this school could care less about his students. It is a common , well known fact that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/28/13

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Test scores for Desert Hills High School

AIMS* Test Scores

Grade Level: 10

Test Year: 2012
Desert Hills High School
Desert Hills Public Charter High School
* In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

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Gilbert schools — Desert Hills High School is located at 1515 S Val Vista Dr, Gilbert AZ 85296. 1515 S Val Vista Dr is in the 85296 ZIP code in Gilbert, AZ The school district for Desert Hills High School is the Desert Hills Public Charter High School. Desert Hills High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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