Desert Willow Intermediate

Tel: (661)285-5866
  • Desert Willow Intermediate serves 664 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 13% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 28% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Desert Willow Intermediate 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Desert Willow Intermediate operates within the Palmdale Elementary School District.

School Overview

  • Desert Willow Intermediate's student population of 664 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students664 students
Gender %Desert Willow Intermediate Gender
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Students by GradeDesert Willow Intermediate Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Desert Willow Intermediate is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desert Willow Intermediate is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio21:124:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
3%
11%
Hispanic
65%
54%
Black
24%
6%
White
7%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsDesert Willow Intermediate All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.520.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Desert Willow Intermediate is Palmdale Elementary School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Palmdale Elementary School District's student population of 21,952 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,199 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 14% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $11,232 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 13% over four school years.
    School District NamePalmdale Elementary School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    31
    4
    Number of Students Managed21,9521,585
    Palmdale Elementary School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    20%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    30%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$238 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$239 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,199$11,049
    District Spending / Student$11,232$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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