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Desert View High School

4101 E. Valencia Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85706
United States
32° 8' 3.6924" N, 110° 54' 11.142" W
520-545-5116 Fax

Principal: José Gastelum
Enrollment: 2152
School Colors: Maroon and Silver
Uniforms: Not required
School Hours:
Mon.: 7:10a - 1:50p Tutoring 1:50 - 2:35p Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 7:10 am - 2:00 p.m. Wed.: 9:30a - 3:00p
Contact school: Email contact form


Departments of Instruction

  • AVID
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Engineering
  • Human Services
  • Industrial Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Performing Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • World Languages

Fine Arts

  • Art Design & Composition
  • Drama Production /  Performing Arts
  • Photography
  • Theatre Technical Design
  • Mariachi
  • Orchestra
  • Band
  • Folklorico

Courses for College Credit
The following courses are offered at Desert View for concurrent enrollment through Pima Community College:

  • Math 122—Intermediate College Algebra
  • Math 151—College Algebra
  • Writing 100
  • Writing 101
  • American Sign Language 101

Honors Courses
Desert View offers a comprehensive college preparatory program. In the freshman year, students are encouraged to take the Freshman Honors Block, designed for college-bound students. Freshman English and World Cultures are interwoven to reinforce critical reading, writing and thinking strategies. Honors Biology is also offered to freshman. Sophomores are encouraged to continue their preparation through honors courses in English and World History.

Advanced Placement Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature and English Language
  • Government
  • Microeconomics
  • Physics
  • US History

Career and Technology Education
In addition to JROTC, Desert View provides opportunities in five career pathways:

  • Arts, Communication & Humanities
  • Business Systems
  • Engineering Industrial Systems
  • Health Services
  • Social/Human Services


Fine Arts: band, choir, flagline, folklorico, mariachi, orchestra Publications: newspaper, media video communications, yearbook Clubs: Chess, Cooperative Business Education, DECA, MESA, National Honor Society, Spectrum, Student Government, Tech Cats, VICA, FFA Sports— Division 4A: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling

Student Life

  • AIMS Preparation
  • Campus Security
  • Career Center
  • Math and Writing Centers

Sunnyside District Digital Scholars earn a netbook computer by achieving goals in the Four A’s of Academics, Attendance, school Activity and Attitude. However, being named a Digital Scholar is a great honor as well. The Sunnyside District recognizes Digital Scholars as being on track to enter into and succeed in college upon graduation from high school. Therefore, a comprehensive college preparation program has been designed specifically for Digital Scholars.

Family Support

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