Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Summary:

Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert is a public charter high school serving grades 7-12 in Hesperia, California, with a relatively small student population of 224 as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school serves a predominantly Hispanic (64.73%) student body, with smaller percentages of White (9.38%), African American (15.18%), and other racial groups.

Despite its small size, Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert faces significant challenges in providing a high-quality education to its students. The school consistently performs below the state and local Hesperia Unified district averages on standardized tests, with very low proficiency rates in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. For example, in 2022-2023, only 19.23% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state average of 55.41%. In Mathematics, the school had 0% proficiency across all grade levels. The school's academic performance has declined over the years, with its statewide ranking dropping from 1567 out of 2133 California high schools in 2018-2019 to 2217 out of 2335 in 2022-2023.

Further compounding the school's struggles, Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert has an extremely high chronic absenteeism rate of 58.5% in 2022-2023, significantly higher than the state average. The school also serves a high-need population, with 81.7% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. When compared to other nearby high schools, such as Sultana High, which is located just 5.42 miles away and has significantly higher proficiency rates in ELA (49.53%) and Mathematics (13.92%) for 11th-grade students, Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert consistently performs at the bottom in terms of academic achievement, graduation rates, and other key metrics.


Detail:

Public, Charter 7-12

 12850 Muscatel St.
       Hesperia, CA  92344-5566


(760) 949-9202

District: Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert District

SchoolDigger Rank:
2228th of 2,346 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  21.4 Help
Number of students:  224

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
64.7%
African American:
15.2%
White:
9.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  81.7% Help


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Compare Details Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert ranks worse than 99.9% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 4.94. (See more...)
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Compare Details Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert ranks worse than 95% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 7.57. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert:

SchoolDigger ranks Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert 2795th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert 2228th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert in the ranking list.)

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Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert District:

SchoolDigger ranks Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert District 1539th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

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Rank History for all middle school students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 5.58 2728th 2740 0.4%
2023 4.94 2785th 2788 0.1%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 6.38 2441st 2458 0.7%
2023 4.99 2533rd 2535 0.1%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 5.19 2534th 2535 0.0%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 5.62 2524th 2527 0.1%
2023 5.42 2541st 2546 0.2%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 5.74 2352nd 2359 0.3%
2023 4.77 2378th 2379 0.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

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Rank History for all high school students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 22.08 1567th 2133 26.5%
2022 9.64 2074th 2123 2.3%
2023 7.57 2217th 2335 5.1%
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Rank History for high school English Language Learner students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 15.60 1293rd 1315 1.7%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 14.70 1514th 1539 1.6%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 31.10 1335th 1937 31.1%
2022 9.41 1914th 1943 1.5%
2023 6.60 2179th 2237 2.6%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 7.49 1851st 1858 0.4%
2023 6.27 2084th 2106 1.0%
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Rank History for high school Disabled students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 18.89 1131st 1161 2.6%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 10.30 1836th 1916 4.2%
2023 7.30 2098th 2195 4.4%
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Rank History for high school African American students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 10.54 514th 522 1.5%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 27.42 1298th 1814 28.4%
2022 9.46 1810th 1861 2.7%
2023 7.91 2000th 2132 6.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 38 33 1 214 3 1 14 0 304
2020 42 25 1 218 1 3 17 0 307
2021 46 27 1 159 2 2 24 2 263
2022 33 30 1 166 1 1 18 2 252
2023 21 34 1 145 0 0 21 2 224

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 Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 304 22.7 13.3 77.6
2020 307 n/a n/a 78.5
2021 263 18.0 14.6 80.6
2022 252 13.8 18.1 85.3
2023 224 10.4 21.4 81.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 304 22.7 13.3 77.6
2020 307 n/a n/a 78.5
2021 263 18.0 14.6 80.6
2022 252 13.8 18.1 85.3
2023 224 10.4 21.4 81.7

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.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1567th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 2217th of 2335 High schools
 21.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
8th Grade Science (Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert)3.90
 3.9%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%
12th Grade Science (Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert)6.70
 6.7%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students304224
 26.3%
African American3334
 3%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian11
Hispanic214145
 32.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White3821
 44.7%
Two or More Races1421
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients77.6%81.7%
 4.1%


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Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert ranks in the bottom 5.0% of California high schools.

Students at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert are 65% Hispanic, 15% African American, 9% White, 9% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 224 students attended Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert.


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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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