Desert Sands Charter

  • Desert Sands Charter serves 1,234 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 4% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Desert Sands Charter 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Desert Sands Charter's student population of 1,234 students has declined by 36% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,234 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Sands Charter is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Desert Sands Charter is 0.63, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#8626 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
4%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Desert Sands Charter and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Asian
1%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Desert Sands Charter and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
55%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Desert Sands Charter and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
18%
5%
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White
20%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desert Sands Charter. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.630.64
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Graduation Rate
17%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desert Sands Charter and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAntelope Valley Union High School District

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

Independent Study / Personalized Learning
  • Grades 9-12
  • Age 16-19
  • Free Tutoring
  • Flexible Weekly Appointments
  • One-on-One Teacher Mentoring

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