Desert Junior-senior High School

  • Desert Junior-senior High School serves 507 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Desert Junior-senior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.

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School Overview

  • Desert Junior-senior High School's student population of 507 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students507 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Junior-senior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Junior-senior High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#4542 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
7%
11%
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Hispanic
24%
54%
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Black
8%
6%
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White
47%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
14%
4%
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Diversity Score0.690.64
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Graduation Rate≥95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMuroc Joint Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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