Desert Sands Charter

  • Desert Sands Charter serves 1,721 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤1% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 26% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Desert Sands Charter's student population of 1,721 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,721 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desert Sands Charter's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Sands Charter is 0.57, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#9314 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤1%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
11%
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Hispanic
61%
54%
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Black
18%
6%
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White
16%
24%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Score0.570.64
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Graduation Rate
17%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%
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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: 2016-2017 (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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