Ridgecrest Intermediate

Public 6-8

 28915 N.bay Rd.
       Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275-4902


(310) 544-2747

District: Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
49th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,452 Help


Students who attend Ridgecrest Intermediate usually attend:

High:    Palos Verdes High
    Palos Verdes Peninsula High

Feeder schools for Ridgecrest Intermediate:

Elementary:    Soleado Elementary
    Vista Grande Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  25.7 Help
Number of students:  890

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
52.0%
White:
23.7%
Two or more races:
11.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.6% Help


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Compare Details Ridgecrest Intermediate ranks better than 98.2% of middle schools in California. It also ranks first among 3 ranked middle schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.16. (See more...)
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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.
Student Body
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Compare Details Ridgecrest Intermediate has the largest middle school student body size in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Asian (52%), White (23.7%), two or more races (11.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 9.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ridgecrest Intermediate is 25.7, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ridgecrest Intermediate is $5,452, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ridgecrest Intermediate:

SchoolDigger ranks Ridgecrest Intermediate 49th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Ridgecrest Intermediate in the ranking list.)

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Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified 70th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ridgecrest Intermediate

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Rank History for all students at Ridgecrest Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 89.15 133rd 1769 92.5%
2005 89.29 129th 1777 92.7%
2006 92.88 71st 1804 96.1%
2007 91.29 94th 1999 95.3%
2008 88.72 133rd 2005 93.4%
2009 86.01 166th 2063 92.0%
2010 89.06 114th 2179 94.8%
2011 86.10 167th 2236 92.5%
2012 87.52 137th 2259 93.9%
2013 91.40 58th 2379 97.6%
2015 96.70 56th 2477 97.7%
2016 96.23 63rd 2497 97.5%
2017 95.68 101st 2508 96.0%
2018 96.05 88th 2480 96.5%
2019 95.02 132nd 2715 95.1%
2022 98.30 40th 2740 98.5%
2023 98.16 49th 2788 98.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Ridgecrest Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.49 40th 462 91.3%
2019 78.97 92nd 554 83.4%
2022 85.93 55th 665 91.7%
2023 83.31 84th 678 87.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ridgecrest Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.08 37th 1364 97.3%
2019 92.85 48th 1442 96.7%
2022 97.81 13th 1540 99.2%
2023 90.90 53rd 1523 96.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ridgecrest Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 99.33 12th 1532 99.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ridgecrest Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.45 113th 2230 94.9%
2019 97.60 29th 2369 98.8%
2022 99.39 15th 2458 99.4%
2023 98.28 30th 2535 98.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Ridgecrest Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.00 121st 2262 94.7%
2019 93.52 139th 2380 94.2%
2022 97.94 44th 2509 98.2%
2023 97.61 53rd 2535 97.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Ridgecrest Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.86 5th 1369 99.6%
2019 96.40 39th 1491 97.4%
2022 97.51 32nd 1531 97.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Ridgecrest Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.90 70th 2273 96.9%
2019 95.25 120th 2407 95.0%
2022 97.91 52nd 2527 97.9%
2023 97.70 58th 2546 97.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ridgecrest Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.91 197th 700 71.9%
2019 65.31 296th 745 60.3%
2022 79.83 115th 733 84.3%
2023 80.41 101st 717 85.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ridgecrest Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.54 85th 2072 95.9%
2019 92.46 102nd 2213 95.4%
2022 98.21 31st 2359 98.7%
2023 96.58 48th 2379 98.0%
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Rank History for White students at Ridgecrest Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.28 182nd 1496 87.8%
2019 81.61 229th 1602 85.7%
2022 88.42 94th 1555 94.0%
2023 88.49 97th 1549 93.7%
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Enrollment information for Ridgecrest Intermediate

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 239 3 134 9 2 n/a n/a 0 387
2002 464 19 376 22 3 n/a n/a 0 884
2003 464 19 376 22 3 n/a n/a 0 884
2004 443 13 447 21 0 n/a n/a 4 928
2005 438 10 441 28 0 n/a n/a 10 927
2006 406 20 440 32 0 n/a n/a 13 911
2007 389 19 444 33 0 n/a n/a 15 900
2008 412 26 449 31 n/a n/a n/a 0 918
2009 452 21 442 29 1 1 14 0 960
2010 455 25 446 48 1 0 7 0 982
2011 418 29 447 55 0 0 7 0 956
2012 366 28 467 53 0 0 18 0 932
2013 337 25 488 51 0 1 28 0 930
2014 324 19 494 46 1 1 39 0 924
2015 358 26 468 62 1 1 50 0 966
2016 342 23 439 58 0 1 63 0 926
2017 322 23 445 59 2 1 60 0 912
2018 317 25 445 62 5 2 54 0 910
2019 302 25 464 72 6 2 68 0 939
2020 269 24 476 77 5 2 76 0 929
2021 230 16 435 90 2 2 98 0 873
2022 218 18 452 87 1 2 100 0 878
2023 211 17 463 98 0 0 99 2 890

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 Ridgecrest Intermediate

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 387 16.6 23.3 2.3
2002 884 38.8 22.8 1.7
2003 884 38.8 22.8 1.7
2004 928 38.2 24.3 1.3
2005 927 39.0 23.8 1.1
2006 911 36.0 25.3 1.9
2007 900 33.1 27.2 1.9
2008 918 41.0 22.4 1.4
2009 960 34.7 23.1 1.3
2010 982 37.0 26.5 1.8
2011 956 n/a n/a 3.1
2012 932 35.4 26.2 2.9
2013 930 36.0 25.8 2.8
2014 924 34.7 26.6 3.2
2015 966 34.0 28.4 2.8
2016 926 36.0 25.7 3.1
2017 912 34.4 26.5 2.6
2018 910 33.7 26.9 6.7
2019 939 33.4 28.1 9.1
2020 929 n/a n/a 7.8
2021 873 34.1 25.5 9.2
2022 878 35.2 24.9 9.8
2023 890 34.5 25.7 9.6

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 Ridgecrest Intermediate

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 387 16.6 23.3 2.3
2002 884 38.8 22.8 1.7
2003 884 38.8 22.8 1.7
2004 928 38.2 24.3 1.3
2005 927 39.0 23.8 1.1
2006 911 36.0 25.3 1.9
2007 900 33.1 27.2 1.9
2008 918 41.0 22.4 1.4
2009 960 34.7 23.1 1.3
2010 982 37.0 26.5 1.8
2011 956 n/a n/a 3.1
2012 932 35.4 26.2 2.9
2013 930 36.0 25.8 2.8
2014 924 34.7 26.6 3.2
2015 966 34.0 28.4 2.8
2016 926 36.0 25.7 3.1
2017 912 34.4 26.5 2.6
2018 910 33.7 26.9 6.7
2019 939 33.4 28.1 9.1
2020 929 n/a n/a 7.8
2021 873 34.1 25.5 9.2
2022 878 35.2 24.9 9.8
2023 890 34.5 25.7 9.6

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ridgecrest Intermediate

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,452

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ridgecrest Intermediate

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 132nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 49th of 2788 Middle schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ridgecrest Intermediate)74.879.1
 4.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)75.477.4
 2.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Ridgecrest Intermediate)7877.9
 0.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)72.871.5
 1.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ridgecrest Intermediate)85.785.4
 0.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)80.182.2
 2.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Ridgecrest Intermediate)77.579
 1.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)72.272.3
 0%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ridgecrest Intermediate)74.384.9
 10.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)7478.2
 4.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Ridgecrest Intermediate)68.872.5
 3.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)68.469.3
 0.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Ridgecrest Intermediate)57.462.2
 4.8%
   8th Grade Science (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)59.464.2
 4.8%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students939890
 5.2%
African American2517
 32%
American Indian60
 100%
Asian464463
 0.2%
Hispanic7298
 36.1%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White302211
 30.1%
Two or More Races6899
 45.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9.1%9.6%
 0.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ridgecrest Intermediate

In the 2022-23 school year, 890 students attended Ridgecrest Intermediate.

Students at Ridgecrest Intermediate are 52% Asian, 24% White, 11% Two or more races, 11% Hispanic, 2% African American.

Students who attend Ridgecrest Intermediate usually go on to attend Palos Verdes High

Yes! Ridgecrest Intermediate is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 49th of 2798 California middle schools.


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