Desert Ridge High

Public 8-12

 10045 E Madero Ave
       Mesa, AZ  85209


 (480) 497-3300

 School Website

District: Gilbert Unified District

SchoolDigger Rank:
140th of 420 Arizona High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  25.1
Number of students:  2,768

Racial breakdown:
White:
68.5%
Hispanic:
20.2%
African American:
4.2%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0.3%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, August 4, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Desert Ridge High ranked better than 66.7% of high schools in Arizona. It also ranked 6th among 7 ranked high schools in the Gilbert Unified District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.7. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.5%), Hispanic (20.2%), African American (4.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 0.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Ridge High is 25.1. 5 high schools in the Gilbert Unified District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Desert Ridge High employs 110 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Desert Ridge High:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Ridge High 140th of 420 Arizona public high schools. (See Desert Ridge High in the ranking list.)

Gilbert Unified District:

SchoolDigger ranks Gilbert Unified District 87th of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Desert Ridge High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 88.13 51st 395 87.1%
2010 81.06 82nd 403 79.7%
2011 83.64 66th 397 83.4%
2012 79.52 88th 471 81.3%
2013 74.19 129th 491 73.7%
2014 76.99 93rd 394 76.4%
2015 47.99 104th 261 60.2%
2016 67.24 85th 406 79.1%
2017 57.53 118th 416 71.6%
2018 51.70 140th 420 66.7%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education Accountability Division

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by a parent
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Open Quote Do NOT let your children attend this school. The teaching staff is never avalible! Your only choice is VM or email which you will not get a reply for over a week and by then any concerns you have are doubled. They supply zero extra help so if your student is unable to get the help they need in their 34 plus students in a classroom, tough. And going to the Admin is a joke, they pour "sorry's" on you and empty promises. And since the school shuts down by 3:30 your only choice is to take time of from work repeatedly to try and get a hold of anyone. So if you have any intrest in being a hands on parent find another school. It will be worth it for your students education. Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a student on FaceBook)
Monday, July 13, 2009

Open Quote I am a Student at Desert Ridge High and the staff couldn't be any more helpful. The Other students can be rough at times but hey there just kids. The teachers are Excellent, always ready to teach something new. In other words Desert Ridge High is an Awesome school. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Desert Ridge High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 701 46 16 134 3 n/a n/a 0 900
2003 701 46 16 134 3 n/a n/a 0 900
2004 1104 92 37 222 10 n/a n/a 0 1465
2005 1340 121 49 303 9 n/a n/a 0 1822
2006 1443 150 66 353 11 n/a n/a 0 2023
2007 1596 148 68 399 14 n/a n/a 0 2225
2008 1669 189 91 429 18 n/a n/a 0 2396
2009 1698 154 92 425 17 n/a n/a 0 2386
2010 1732 177 100 447 15 n/a n/a 0 2471
2011 1761 163 97 464 19 1 9 0 2514
2012 1718 146 95 488 15 8 19 0 2489
2013 1778 140 102 560 21 10 47 0 2658
2014 1860 138 102 569 18 9 58 0 2754
2015 1877 119 97 568 14 10 67 0 2752
2016 1896 117 99 558 25 5 68 0 2768

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Desert Ridge High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 900 62.1 14.5 n/a
2003 900 62.1 14.5 n/a
2004 1465 80.8 18.1 0.2
2005 1822 106.0 17.2 2.9
2006 2023 112.5 18.0 18.1
2007 2225 129.3 17.2 17.2
2008 2396 127.8 18.7 18.8
2009 2386 137.3 17.4 22.4
2010 2471 117.1 21.0 23.3
2011 2514 117.5 21.3 27.3
2012 2489 113.8 21.8 16.6
2013 2658 112.4 23.6 1.6
2014 2754 119.3 23.0 0.6
2015 2752 119.0 23.1 0.2
2016 2768 110.0 25.1 0.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Desert Ridge High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 900 62.1 14.5 n/a
2003 900 62.1 14.5 n/a
2004 1465 80.8 18.1 0.2
2005 1822 106.0 17.2 2.9
2006 2023 112.5 18.0 18.1
2007 2225 129.3 17.2 17.2
2008 2396 127.8 18.7 18.8
2009 2386 137.3 17.4 22.4
2010 2471 117.1 21.0 23.3
2011 2514 117.5 21.3 27.3
2012 2489 113.8 21.8 16.6
2013 2658 112.4 23.6 1.6
2014 2754 119.3 23.0 0.6
2015 2752 119.0 23.1 0.2
2016 2768 110.0 25.1 0.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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