High Desert

3620 Antelope Woods Rd.

Acton, CA 93510
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (661)269-0310
  • High Desert serves 259 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30% (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 47% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • High Desert placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • High Desert operates within the Acton-agua Dulce Unified School District.

School Overview

  • High Desert's student population of 259 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students259 students
Gender %High Desert Gender
Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Students by GradeHigh Desert Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • High Desert is ranked within the top 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 22:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of High Desert is 0.51, 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)
30%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio22:124:1
Asian
1%
11%
Hispanic
38%
54%
White
59%
24%
Two or more races
2%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsHigh Desert All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.510.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of High Desert is Acton-agua Dulce Unified 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.
    • Acton-agua Dulce Unified School District's student population of 7,450 students has grown by 383% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,750 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,802 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has grown by 17% over four school years.
    School District NameActon-agua Dulce Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    17
    4
    Number of Students Managed7,4501,585
    Acton-agua Dulce Unified School District Students Managed (1995-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    31%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    47%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$14 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$15 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,750$11,049
    District Spending / Student$9,802$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

    Nearby Public Schools

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    • School Location Miles Grades Students
    • Acton Vasquez High School
      Grades: 9-12 | 399 students
      1.1 miles
      33630 Red Rover Mine Rd.
      Acton, CA 93510
      (661)269-0451
      1.1 9-12 399
    • Acton Meadowlark Elementary School
      Grades: K-5 | 440 students
      1.3 miles
      3015 W. Sacramento St.
      Acton, CA 93510
      (661)269-8140
      1.3 K-5 440
    • Acton Inspire Charter School Charter School
      Grades: K-12 | 836 students
      2.0 miles
      33323 Santiago Rd.
      Acton, CA 93510
      (661)269-2214
      2.0 K-12 836
    • Palmdale Highland High School Magnet School
      Grades: 9-12 | 2931 students
      6.6 miles
      39055 25th St. W.
      Palmdale, CA 93551
      (661)538-0304
      6.6 9-12 2931
    • Palmdale Palmdale Learning Plaza
      Grades: K-8 | 802 students
      6.8 miles
      38043 Division St.
      Palmdale, CA 93551
      (661)538-9034
      6.8 K-8 802

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