Desert Ridge High School

Desert Ridge High School serves 2,754 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the AZ average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Desert Ridge High School operates within the Gilbert Unified School District.
The school district's 2% graduation rate is lower than the AZ state average of 78%.

School Overview

The student population of 2754 students has grown by 15% over five years.
The teacher population of 119 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,754 students
Desert Ridge High School Total Students (2003-2014)
Gender % Desert Ridge High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 119 teachers
Desert Ridge High School Total Teachers (2003-2014)
Students by Grade Desert Ridge High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 23:1
Desert Ridge High School Student Teacher Ratio (2003-2014)
Asian
3%
3%
Desert Ridge High School Asian Students (2003-2014)
Hispanic
21%
44%
Desert Ridge High School Black Students (2003-2014)
Black
6%
5%
Desert Ridge High School Black Students (2003-2014)
White
68%
41%
Desert Ridge High School White Students (2003-2014)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Desert Ridge High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Desert Ridge High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.49 0.42
Desert Ridge High School Diversity Score (2003-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
36%
Desert Ridge High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
14%
Desert Ridge High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 37,804 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 2% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $7,815 is less than the state average of $9,449. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
The district spending/student of $7,870 is less than the state average of $8,879. The district spending/student has grown by 11% over four years.
School District Name Gilbert Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
43
1
Number of Students Managed 37,804 311
Gilbert Unified  School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 2% 78%
Gilbert Unified  School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $303 MM $3 MM
Gilbert Unified  School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $305 MM $2 MM
Gilbert Unified  School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $7,815 $9,449
Gilbert Unified  School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $7,870 $8,879
Gilbert Unified  School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Skyline High School (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Desert Ridge Junior High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Augusta Ranch Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • MesaDesert Ridge Junior High School
    0.3 miles | Grades: 7-8 | 1357 students10211 East Madero Ave
    MesaAZ 85209
    (480)497-3300
    0.37-81357
  • MesaAugusta Ranch Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 1032 students9430 East Neville Ave
    MesaAZ 85209
    (480)497-3300
    0.8PK-61032
  • MesaCanyon Rim Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 973 students3045 South Canyon Rim
    MesaAZ 85212
    (480)497-3300
    1PK-6973
  • MesaImagine East Mesa Elementary School
    Charter School
    1.4 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 647 students9701 East Southern Ave
    MesaAZ 85208
    (602)445-8000
    1.4KG-6647
  • MesaImagine East Mesa Middle School
    Charter School
    1.4 miles | Grades: 7-8 | 105 students9701 East Southern Ave
    MesaAZ 85208
    (602)547-7961
    1.47-8105

School Reviews

We are writing to say as a former teachers,now retired and the grandparents of kyle Scalzo we couldn't be more proud of the education our grandson has received the past four years! He has been afforded so many wonderful opportunities at your school! All of his teachers have afforded him so many opportunities,especially his marketing teachers,band,calculus and others! Thanks so much for a wonderful education the past four years for our grandson!
- Posted by Parent, 11/11/13

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