Desert Sands Charter

Public, Charter 9-12

 44130 20th St. W.
       Lancaster, CA  93534-4045


 (661) 942-3357

 School Website

District: Antelope Valley Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
1451st of 2,017 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  25.5
Number of students:  1,721

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
60.1%
African American:
17.4%
White:
16.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.0%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Desert Sands Charter ranked worse than 71.9% of high schools in California. It also ranked 7th among 14 ranked high schools in the Antelope Valley Union High School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.96. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Desert Sands Charter is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (60.1%), African American (17.4%), White (16%). (See more...)
Compare Details 86% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Antelope Valley Union High School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Sands Charter is 25.5. 11 high schools in the Antelope Valley Union High School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Desert Sands Charter employs 67.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Desert Sands Charter:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Sands Charter 1451st of 2017 California public high schools. (See Desert Sands Charter in the ranking list.)

Antelope Valley Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Antelope Valley Union High 594th of 856 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Desert Sands Charter

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 17.70 1368th 1653 17.2%
2005 18.97 1433rd 1901 24.6%
2006 20.38 1412th 1968 28.3%
2007 22.69 1390th 2063 32.6%
2008 26.75 1262nd 2117 40.4%
2009 28.39 1465th 2238 34.5%
2010 18.77 1669th 2281 26.8%
2011 17.76 1720th 2367 27.3%
2012 14.23 1838th 2354 21.9%
2013 17.42 1771st 2426 27.0%
2015 16.46 1556th 1994 22.0%
2016 15.08 1614th 2039 20.8%
2017 17.29 1547th 2021 23.5%
2018 23.96 1451st 2017 28.1%

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

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Enrollment information for Desert Sands Charter

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 260 134 15 328 13 n/a n/a 5 755
2003 260 134 15 328 13 n/a n/a 5 755
2004 218 107 12 254 7 n/a n/a 1 599
2005 384 228 19 520 12 n/a n/a 0 1163
2006 321 200 14 524 14 n/a n/a 0 1073
2007 398 251 22 667 16 n/a n/a 31 1385
2008 492 210 27 706 14 n/a n/a 0 1449
2009 506 275 26 962 24 6 89 0 1888
2010 503 298 17 1014 19 8 8 0 1867
2011 508 407 15 1232 29 9 5 0 2205
2012 416 345 13 973 29 6 2 0 1784
2013 262 231 10 555 16 3 21 0 1098
2014 324 267 16 734 27 11 13 0 1392
2015 357 365 30 1157 34 13 34 0 1990
2016 294 317 25 1174 11 14 96 0 1931
2017 275 300 13 1034 10 15 74 0 1721

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 Sands Charter

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 755 11.0 68.6 0.0
2003 755 11.0 68.6 0.0
2004 599 9.6 62.4 0.0
2005 1163 36.0 32.3 0.0
2006 1073 39.8 27.0 0.0
2007 1385 31.5 44.0 35.9
2008 1449 82.5 17.6 42.2
2009 1888 67.0 27.8 49.5
2010 1867 58.6 31.8 59.7
2011 2205 n/a n/a 51.1
2012 1784 56.5 31.5 n/a
2013 1098 38.3 28.6 n/a
2014 1392 56.1 24.8 77.7
2015 1990 68.0 29.2 83.9
2016 1931 73.0 26.4 84.4
2017 1721 67.2 25.5 86.0

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 Sands Charter

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 755 11.0 68.6 0.0
2003 755 11.0 68.6 0.0
2004 599 9.6 62.4 0.0
2005 1163 36.0 32.3 0.0
2006 1073 39.8 27.0 0.0
2007 1385 31.5 44.0 35.9
2008 1449 82.5 17.6 42.2
2009 1888 67.0 27.8 49.5
2010 1867 58.6 31.8 59.7
2011 2205 n/a n/a 51.1
2012 1784 56.5 31.5 n/a
2013 1098 38.3 28.6 n/a
2014 1392 56.1 24.8 77.7
2015 1990 68.0 29.2 83.9
2016 1931 73.0 26.4 84.4
2017 1721 67.2 25.5 86.0

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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