Desert Ridge High School

  • Desert Ridge High School serves 2,752 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the AZ average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.
  • Desert Ridge High School operates within the Gilbert Unified School District.
  • Gilbert Unified School District's 2% graduation rate is lower than the AZ state average of 78%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2752 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 119 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,752 students
Desert Ridge High School Total Students (2005-2015)
Gender %Desert Ridge High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers119 teachers
Desert Ridge High School Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by GradeDesert Ridge High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio23:120:1
Desert Ridge High School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2015)
American Indian
n/a
5%
Desert Ridge High School American Indian Students (2004-2014)
Asian
3%
3%
Desert Ridge High School Asian Students (2005-2015)
Hispanic
21%
45%
Desert Ridge High School Black Students (2005-2015)
Black
5%
5%
Desert Ridge High School Black Students (2005-2015)
White
69%
40%
Desert Ridge High School White Students (2005-2015)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Desert Ridge High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsDesert Ridge High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.480.64
Desert Ridge High School Diversity Score (2005-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
34%
Desert Ridge High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
5%
Desert Ridge High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2013)

District Comparison

  • Gilbert Unified School District's student population of 37,055 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 2% has decreased from 90% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $7,978 in this district is less than the state average of $9,449. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,035 is less than the state average of $8,879. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District NameGilbert Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
42
1
Number of Students Managed37,055325
Gilbert Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate2%78%
Gilbert Unified School District Graduation Rate (1992-2015)
District Total Revenue$303 MM$3 MM
Gilbert Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$305 MM$2 MM
Gilbert Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$7,978$9,449
Gilbert Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$8,035$8,879
Gilbert Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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    1 miles
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School Reviews

5  11/11/2013
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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