Sierra Sands Unified School District

113 W. Felspar Ave.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3520
(District boundaries shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Sierra Sands Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 5,100 students in Sierra Sands Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Sierra Sands Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
11 Schools
10,378 Schools
# Students
5,100 Students
5,877,829 Students
# Teachers
235 Teachers
267,754 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

Sierra Sands Unified School District, which is ranked #1068 of all 1,939 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 90% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (CA)
#1044 out of 1941 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Sierra Sands Unified  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
25%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sierra Sands Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
41%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sierra Sands Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
81%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Sierra Sands Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.63
0.63
# American Indian Students
60 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
202 Students
696,650 Students
% Asian Students
4%
12%
# Hispanic Students
1,567 Students
3,281,593 Students
% Hispanic Students
31%
56%
# Black Students
275 Students
296,698 Students
% Black Students
5%
5%
# White Students
2,695 Students
1,235,110 Students
% White Students
53%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
33 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
263 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
383
469,575
# Students in 1st Grade:
394
408,278
# Students in 2nd Grade:
399
421,129
# Students in 3rd Grade:
345
426,453
# Students in 4th Grade:
381
432,771
# Students in 5th Grade:
404
440,675
# Students in 6th Grade:
395
440,627
# Students in 7th Grade:
422
434,997
# Students in 8th Grade:
399
455,821
# Students in 9th Grade:
432
484,176
# Students in 10th Grade:
432
494,854
# Students in 11th Grade:
363
478,576
# Students in 12th Grade:
351
489,879
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,030 is higher than the state median of $19,801. The school district revenue/student has grown by 41% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,005 is less than the state median of $18,236. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$102 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of Sierra Sands Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$71 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of Sierra Sands Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$20,030
$19,801
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Sierra Sands Unified  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$14,005
$18,236
This chart display average spending per public school student in Sierra Sands Unified  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Sierra Sands Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Burroughs High School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 E. French St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,480 students
Rank: #22.
Gateway Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
501 S. Gateway
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1850
Grades: K-5
| 367 students
Rank: #33.
Las Flores Elementary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
720 W. Las Flores
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1860
Grades: K-5
| 502 students
Rank: #44.
Richmond Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
348 Rowe St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1840
Grades: K-5
| 403 students
Rank: #55.
Faller Elementary School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 W. Upjohn St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1690
Grades: K-5
| 543 students
Rank: #66.
Murray Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
200 E. Drummond Ave.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1820
Grades: 6-8
| 703 students
Rank: #77.
Inyokern Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6601 Locust St.
Inyokern, CA 93527
(760) 499-1683
Grades: K-5
| 174 students
Rank: #88.
James Monroe Middle School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
340 W. Church St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1830
Grades: 6-8
| 513 students
Rank: #99.
Mesquite Continuation High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
140 W. Drummond
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1810
Grades: 9-12
| 98 students
Rank: #1010.
Pierce Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
674 N. Gold Canyon
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1670
Grades: K-5
| 317 students
Rank: n/an/a
1327 N. Norma St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1703
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Sierra Sands Unified School District?
Sierra Sands Unified School District manages 11 public schools serving 5,100 students.
What is the rank of Sierra Sands Unified School District?
Sierra Sands Unified School District is ranked #1068 out of 1,939 school districts in California (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Sierra Sands Unified School District?
53% of Sierra Sands Unified School District students are White, 31% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Sierra Sands Unified School District?
Sierra Sands Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 22:1, which is equal to the California state average of 22:1.
What is Sierra Sands Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,005 is less than the state median of $18,236. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 11 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 5,100 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • : 81% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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