Desert Knolls Elementary School

Desert Knolls Elementary School serves 570 students in grades KG-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Desert Knolls Elementary School operates within the Apple Valley Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 570 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-6
Total Students 570 students
Desert Knolls Elementary School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Desert Knolls Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1988-2012)
Students by Grade Desert Knolls Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 1.15. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1 22:1
Desert Knolls Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1988-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
11%
Desert Knolls Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
39%
52%
Desert Knolls Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
12%
7%
Desert Knolls Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
43%
26%
Desert Knolls Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Desert Knolls Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Desert Knolls Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.65 1.15
Desert Knolls Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
63%
10%
Desert Knolls Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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
n/a
Desert Knolls Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,590 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Apple Valley Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
4
Number of Students Managed 14,590 1,671
Apple Valley Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $132 MM $19 MM
District Spending $115 MM $18 MM
Apple Valley Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,719 $11,099
Apple Valley Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $7,570 $10,975
Apple Valley Unified School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Academy For Academic Excellence (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Academy For Academic Excellence (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Academy For Academic Excellence (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Apple Valley Academy For Academic Excellence
    Charter School
    17500 Mana Rd
    Apple Valley , CA , 92307
    (760)946-5414
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  1370  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Apple Valley Desert Mountain Community Day
    Alternative School
    17800 Hwy 18
    Apple Valley , CA , 92307
    (760)955-3424
    Alternative School
    1  mi  |  110  students  |  Gr.  4-12
  • Victorville Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award University Preparatory
    16925 Forrest St
    Victorville , CA , 92395
    (760)243-5940
    1.6  mi  |  1083  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Victorville Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Sixth Street Prep
    Charter School
    15476 Sixth St
    Victorville , CA , 92392
    (760)241-0962
    Charter School
    1.7  mi  |  252  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Victorville Academy Of Performing Arts And Foreign Language
    14907 South Mojave Dr
    Victorville , CA , 92395
    (760)245-7961
    1.9  mi  |  457  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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Apple Valley, CA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.65, which is higher than the California average of 0.45. The most diverse school in Apple Valley is Cedar Park Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.