Desert Ridge Middle School

  • Desert Ridge Middle School serves 983 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 49% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 21%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 48% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the New Mexico state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 78%.

Top Placements

Desert Ridge Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

School Overview

  • Desert Ridge Middle School's student population of 983 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students983 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Ridge Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Ridge Middle School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NM)
Overall School Rank#33 out of 819 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
21%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
30%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
1%
13%
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Asian
10%
1%
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Hispanic
36%
60%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
49%
22%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Ridge Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NM.
Diversity Score0.620.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Ridge Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlbuquerque Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

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