Desert Knolls Elementary

Public K-6

 18213 Symeron Dr
       Apple Valley, CA  92307-3212


 (760) 242-3441

District: Apple Valley Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4116th of 5,601 California Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  24.0
Number of students:  576

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
44.6%
White:
38.2%
African American:
12.3%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  67.4%

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Updated Wednesday, August 24, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, Desert Knolls Elementary ranked worse than 73.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranked 5th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Apple Valley Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.6. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Desert Knolls Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Apple Valley Unified School District. Student population at Desert Knolls Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (44.6%), White (38.2%), African American (12.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 67.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Knolls Elementary is 24, which is the lowest among 10 elementary schools in the Apple Valley Unified School District! (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Desert Knolls Elementary:

SchoolDigger Ranks Desert Knolls Elementary 4116th of 5601 California public elementary schools. (See Desert Knolls Elementary in the ranking list.)

Apple Valley Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Apple Valley Unified 595th of 860 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Desert Knolls Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 69.45 1307th 4768 72.6% 4 star ranking
2005 72.41 1215th 4781 74.6% 4 star ranking
2006 69.31 1352nd 4777 71.7% 4 star ranking
2007 56.31 1984th 5066 60.8% 3 star ranking
2008 59.12 1868th 5066 63.1% 3 star ranking
2009 47.07 2633rd 5143 48.8% 2 star ranking
2010 50.32 2528th 5260 51.9% 3 star ranking
2011 45.42 2837th 5324 46.7% 2 star ranking
2012 41.87 3114th 5338 41.7% 2 star ranking
2013 44.99 2979th 5478 45.6% 2 star ranking
2015 38.14 3101st 5567 44.3% 2 star ranking
2016 25.60 4116th 5601 26.5% 1 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Desert Knolls Elementary Test Scores

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Test score data source: California Department of Education

About the Smarter Balanced Assessments: The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has three components: the Summative Assessments, designed for accountability purposes; Interim Assessments, designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year; and the Digital Library, designed to support classroom-based formative assessment processes. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Graphic (PDF) and Smarter Balanced Assessment System Video (2:57) displays the relationship between these components, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and college and career readiness.

The Summative Assessments are comprehensive end of year assessments of grade-level learning that measure progress toward college and career readiness. Each test, English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics is comprised of two parts: (1) a computer adaptive test and (2) a performance task, administered within a 12-week window beginning at 66 percent of the instructional year for grades 3 through 8, or within in a 7-week window beginning at 80 percent of the instructional year for grade 11.

The Summative Assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. The tests capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing—efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and timely turnaround of results.

Source: Summative Assessments, California Department of Education
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Enrollment information for Desert Knolls Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 324 17 14 34 0 n/a n/a 0 389
1989 360 21 14 31 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1990 530 22 12 44 3 n/a n/a 0 611
1991 636 28 15 86 1 n/a n/a 0 766
1992 676 38 30 95 1 n/a n/a 0 840
1993 573 36 27 67 4 n/a n/a 0 707
1994 566 39 24 82 1 n/a n/a 0 712
1995 530 68 16 106 3 n/a n/a 0 723
1996 530 68 16 106 3 n/a n/a 0 723
1997 523 72 14 110 7 n/a n/a 0 726
1998 492 64 14 125 5 n/a n/a 0 700
1999 437 67 15 133 7 n/a n/a 0 659
2000 433 54 10 117 7 n/a n/a 0 621
2001 432 56 21 139 1 n/a n/a 0 649
2002 421 62 28 139 0 n/a n/a 0 650
2003 421 62 28 139 0 n/a n/a 0 650
2004 439 67 25 141 0 n/a n/a 2 674
2005 444 66 27 152 1 n/a n/a 23 713
2006 418 66 30 139 0 n/a n/a 46 699
2007 302 50 32 155 2 n/a n/a 45 586
2008 284 43 24 149 1 n/a n/a 0 501
2009 264 49 15 139 1 4 29 0 501
2010 226 39 18 181 1 3 1 0 469
2011 269 55 18 217 2 5 1 0 567
2012 248 71 16 226 1 5 3 0 570
2013 224 65 16 220 7 5 5 0 542
2014 220 71 16 257 5 5 2 0 576

Test score 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 Knolls Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 389 17.0 22.8 n/a
1989 426 17.0 25.0 n/a
1990 611 25.0 24.4 n/a
1991 766 27.0 28.3 n/a
1992 840 27.4 30.6 23.6
1993 707 24.0 29.5 26.7
1994 712 27.5 25.9 29.4
1995 723 26.0 27.8 38.6
1996 723 26.0 27.8 38.6
1997 726 28.0 25.9 39.8
1998 700 32.0 21.9 38.0
1999 659 33.0 20.0 39.5
2000 621 33.0 18.8 36.1
2001 649 32.0 20.3 31.9
2002 650 32.0 20.3 43.5
2003 650 32.0 20.3 43.5
2004 674 29.5 22.8 43.8
2005 713 34.0 21.0 48.0
2006 699 34.0 20.6 57.6
2007 586 29.0 20.2 51.2
2008 501 28.0 17.9 49.3
2009 501 24.0 20.0 53.3
2010 469 21.0 22.3 61.8
2011 567 n/a n/a 64.0
2012 570 23.0 24.7 63.9
2013 542 22.0 24.6 70.1
2014 576 24.0 24.0 67.4

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Desert Knolls Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 389 17.0 22.8 n/a
1989 426 17.0 25.0 n/a
1990 611 25.0 24.4 n/a
1991 766 27.0 28.3 n/a
1992 840 27.4 30.6 23.6
1993 707 24.0 29.5 26.7
1994 712 27.5 25.9 29.4
1995 723 26.0 27.8 38.6
1996 723 26.0 27.8 38.6
1997 726 28.0 25.9 39.8
1998 700 32.0 21.9 38.0
1999 659 33.0 20.0 39.5
2000 621 33.0 18.8 36.1
2001 649 32.0 20.3 31.9
2002 650 32.0 20.3 43.5
2003 650 32.0 20.3 43.5
2004 674 29.5 22.8 43.8
2005 713 34.0 21.0 48.0
2006 699 34.0 20.6 57.6
2007 586 29.0 20.2 51.2
2008 501 28.0 17.9 49.3
2009 501 24.0 20.0 53.3
2010 469 21.0 22.3 61.8
2011 567 n/a n/a 64.0
2012 570 23.0 24.7 63.9
2013 542 22.0 24.6 70.1
2014 576 24.0 24.0 67.4

Test score 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 California Department of Education.

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