Desert Ridge High School

Desert Ridge High School serves 2,658 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Desert Ridge High School operates within the Gilbert Unified School District.
The school district's 85% graduation rate is higher than the AZ state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 2658 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 112 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,658 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 112 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 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 24:1 18:1
American Indian
1%
5%
Asian
3%
3%
Hispanic
22%
43%
Black
6%
5%
White
67%
42%
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.50 0.42
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
37%
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
10%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 38,267 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 100% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $7,252 is less than the state average of $9,374. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,227 is higher than the state average of $8,323. The district spending/student has grown by 50% over four years.
School District Name Gilbert Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
1
Number of Students Managed 38,267 299
Graduation Rate 85% 74%
District Total Revenue $281 MM $2 MM
District Spending $358 MM $2 MM
District Revenue / Student $7,252 $9,374
District Spending / Student $9,227 $8,323
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Superstition High School (1.5 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
    10211 East Madero Ave
    MesaAZ 85209
    (480)497-3452
    0.3 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 1353 students                      
  • MesaAugusta Ranch Elementary School
    9430 East Neville Ave
    MesaAZ 85209
    (480)497-3452
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 1030 students                      
  • MesaCanyon Rim Elementary School
    3045 Canyon Rim
    MesaAZ 85212
    (480)497-3452
    1 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 1008 students                      
  • MesaImagine East Mesa Elementary School
    Charter School
    9701 East Southern Ave
    MesaAZ 85208
    (602)445-8000
    Charter School

    1.4 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 664 students                      
  • MesaImagine East Mesa Middle School
    Charter School
    9701 East Southern Ave
    MesaAZ 85208
    (602)547-7961
    Charter School

    1.4 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 82 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 11, 2013 - 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

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