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  • For the 2019-20 school year, there are 2 public middle schools managed by Sierra Sands Unified School District serving 1,153 students in Ridgecrest, California.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California state average of 76%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is less than the state average of 23:1.

Sierra Sands Unified School District (2019-20)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Ridgecrest James Monroe Middle School
    340 W. Church St.
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555
    (760)499-1830

    Grades: 6-8 | 508 students
  • Ridgecrest Murray Middle School
    921 E. Inyokern Rd.
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555
    (760)499-1820

    Grades: 6-8 | 645 students

Overview

School District NameSierra Sands Unified School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students5,019 students
# of Teachers222 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:1
# of Male Students2,513 students
% Male Students
50%
# of Female Students2,506 students
% Female Students
50%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.59
# of American Indian Students75 students
% American Indian Students
1%
# of Asian Students221 students
% Asian Students
4%
# of Hispanic Students1,335 students
% Hispanic Students
27%
# of Black Students288 students
% Black Students
6%
# of White Students2,934 students
% White Students
58%
# of Hawaiian Students38 students
% of Hawaiian Students
1%
# of Two or more races Students128 students
% of Two or more races Students
3%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: -
# of Students in Kindergarten:445
# of Students in 1st Grade:380
# of Students in 2nd Grade:411
# of Students in 3rd Grade:365
# of Students in 4th Grade:377
# of Students in 5th Grade:373
# of Students in 6th Grade:360
# of Students in 7th Grade:408
# of Students in 8th Grade:391
# of Students in 9th Grade:395
# of Students in 10th Grade:390
# of Students in 11th Grade:371
# of Students in 12th Grade:353
# of Ungraded Students: -

District Comparison

  • Sierra Sands Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 90% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
48%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90%
83%
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Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $10,704 in this school district is less than the state average of $10,798. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $13,121 is higher than the state average of $11,280. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (CA)
Total Revenue$54 MM$17 MM
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Spending$66 MM$18 MM
This chart display total spending of Sierra Sands Unified School District and average spending for each school distric in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,704$10,798
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Spending / Student$13,121$11,280
This chart display average spending per public school student in Sierra Sands Unified School District and average spending per public school student in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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Did You Know?
Sierra Sands Unified School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.59, which is higher than the California average of 0.41. The most diverse school in the district is Faller Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.