Desert Ridge High School

Desert Ridge High School serves 2,489 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% 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 2489 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 114 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,489 students
Desert Ridge High School Total Students (2003-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 114 teachers
Desert Ridge High School Total Classroom Teachers (2003-2012)
Students by Grade Desert Ridge High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 21:1 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 22:1 18:1
Desert Ridge High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2003-2012)
American Indian
n/a
5%
Asian
3%
3%
Desert Ridge High School Asian (2003-2012)
Hispanic
19%
43%
Desert Ridge High School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
5%
5%
Desert Ridge High School Black (2003-2012)
White
69%
42%
Desert Ridge High School White (2003-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Desert Ridge High School Sch Ethnicity Desert Ridge High 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.
0.49 0.42
Desert Ridge High School Diversity Score (2003-2012)
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.
11%
36%
Desert Ridge High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2012)
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.
5%
11%
Desert Ridge High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 38,349 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Gilbert Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
1
Number of Students Managed 38,349 257
Gilbert Unified  School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 85% 74%
Gilbert Unified  School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $281 MM $2 MM
Gilbert Unified  School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $358 MM $2 MM
Gilbert Unified  School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,252 $9,374
Gilbert Unified  School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,227 $8,323
Gilbert Unified  School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Students Grades
  • MesaDesert Ridge Junior High School
    10211 East Madero Ave
    MesaAZ 85209
    (480)497-3452
    0.3 mi | 1301 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • MesaAugusta Ranch Elementary School
    9430 East Neville Ave
    MesaAZ 85209
    (480)497-3452
    0.8 mi | 1104 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • MesaCanyon Rim Elementary School
    3045 Canyon Rim
    MesaAZ 85212
    (480)497-3452
    1 mi | 1026 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • MesaImagine East Mesa Elementary School
    Charter School
    9701 East Southern Ave
    MesaAZ 85208
    (602)445-8000
    Charter School

    1.4 mi | 661 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • MesaImagine East Mesa Middle School
    Charter School
    9701 East Southern Ave
    MesaAZ 85208
    (602)547-7961
    Charter School

    1.4 mi | 64 students | Gr. 7-8                      

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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Did You Know?
Mesa, AZ 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 0.47, which is higher than the Arizona average of 0.36. The most diverse school in Mesa is Vista Grove Preparatory Academy Middle School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arizona or national school diversity statistics.