10045 E Madero Ave
Mesa, AZ 85212
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Desert Ridge High School serves 2,626 students in grades 8-12.
Desert Ridge High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Desert Ridge High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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School Overview

Desert Ridge High School's student population of 2,626 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 117 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,626 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
117 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Ridge High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Ridge High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#682 out of 2120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
18:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
22%
45%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
67%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Graduation Rate
93%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Ridge High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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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!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 2,626 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 20% in AZ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.50 (Btm 50%)

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