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 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 112 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,658 students
Desert Ridge High School Total Students (2003-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 112 teachers
Desert Ridge High School Total Classroom Teachers (2003-2013)
Students by Grade Desert Ridge High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 21:1 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
Desert Ridge High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2003-2013)
American Indian
1%
5%
Desert Ridge High School American Indian (2004-2013)
Asian
3%
3%
Desert Ridge High School Asian (2003-2013)
Hispanic
22%
43%
Desert Ridge High School Hispanic (2003-2013)
Black
6%
5%
Desert Ridge High School Black (2003-2013)
White
67%
42%
Desert Ridge High School White (2003-2013)
Two or more races
1%
2%
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.
0.50 0.42
Desert Ridge High School Diversity Score (2003-2013)
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%
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
10%
Desert Ridge High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 38,268 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 38,268 299
Gilbert Unified  School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 85% 74%
Gilbert Unified  School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $281 MM $2 MM
District Spending $358 MM $2 MM
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: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Highland High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Highland Junior High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Superstition Springs Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PhoenixSuperstition Springs Elementary School
    7125 East Monterey Ave
    PhoenixAZ 85009
    (480)641-6413
    0.4 mi | 708 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • MesaHighland Junior High School
    6915 East Guadalupe Rd
    MesaAZ 85212
    (480)497-3452
    0.5 mi | 1318 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • MesaCanyon Valley Junior High School
    7007 East Guadalupe Rd
    MesaAZ 85212
    (480)497-3452
    0.5 mi | 46 students | Gr. 5-8                      
  • GilbertHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Highland High School
    4301 East Guadalupe Rd
    GilbertAZ 85234
    (480)497-3452
    0.8 mi | 2987 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • MesaNoah Webster Basic School
    Charter School
    7301 East Baseline Rd
    MesaAZ 85209
    (480)986-2335
    Charter School

    0.9 mi | 1059 students | Gr. KG-6                      

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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