Desert Ridge Junior High School

10211 E. Madero Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85209
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Desert Ridge Junior High School serves 1,234 students in grades 7-8.
Desert Ridge Junior 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 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Desert Ridge Junior High School's student population of 1,234 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students1,234 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

Desert Ridge Junior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Desert Ridge Junior High School is 0.51, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#787 out of 2111 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
26%
45%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
65%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.510.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGilbert Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Desert Ridge Junior High School is Desert Ridge High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Augusta Ranch Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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