Desert Ridge Academy

  • Desert Ridge Academy serves 1,376 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 31% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 42% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Desert Ridge Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • Desert Ridge Academy's student population of 1,376 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,376 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Ridge Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Ridge Academy is 0.28, which is less 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#5073 out of 9584 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:123:1
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Asian
n/a
11%
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Hispanic
84%
54%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
13%
24%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Ridge Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.280.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDesert Sands Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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