High Desert

3620 Antelope Woods Rd.
Acton, CA 93510
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 277 students in grades 5-8, High Desert ranks in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 277 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • : 42%
  • : 61%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

High Desert's student population of 277 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 35% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
277 students
This chart display total students of High Desert by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of High Desert
Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of High Desert by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of High Desert by grade.

School Rankings

The diversity score of High Desert is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
(18-19)
42%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of High Desert and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
(18-19)
61%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of High Desert and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
21:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of High Desert and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in High Desert and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Asian
n/a
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in High Desert and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hispanic
54%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in High Desert and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in High Desert and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
42%
21%
This chart display the percentage of White students in High Desert and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in High Desert and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in High Desert.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.54
This chart display the diversity score of High Desert and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in High Desert and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in High Desert and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are High Desert often compared to?
High Desertis often viewed alongside schools like Fulton And Alsbury Of Arts And Engineering, Vasquez High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
42% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 61% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend High Desert?
277 students attend High Desert.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of High Desert students are Hispanic, 42% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of High Desert?
High Desert has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does High Desert offer ?
High Desert offers enrollment in grades 5-8
What school district is High Desert part of?

School Calendar

View the High Desert yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
End of Sem 2 - Last Day of School
June 07, 2024 (Friday)

School Reviews

Review High Desert. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Unlocking Academic Excellence: A Guide to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Unlocking Academic Excellence: A Guide to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Discover how AP courses empower students to pursue college-level studies, earn college credits, and stand out in the competitive admissions landscape.
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
This comprehensive article explores the complex nature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, providing insights into its symptoms, diagnosis process, and effective support strategies. From recognizing early signs to navigating the diagnostic journey, parents will gain valuable knowledge to help their child thrive. Expert insights, real-life examples, and practical tips empower readers to create a supportive environment that meets the unique needs of children with ADHD.
Teaching in Contemporary Times
March 04, 2024
Teaching in Contemporary Times
We explore why individuals choose teaching, illuminating intrinsic motivations, the influence of role models, the pursuit of lifelong learning, and the aspiration to impact society.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 277 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • : 42%
  • : 61%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Related School Videos

Quick Links