Desert Ridge Middle

Public 6-8

 8400 Barstow NE
       Albuquerque, NM  87122


(505) 857-9282

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District: Albuquerque Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
7th of 200 New Mexico Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,804 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1
Number of students:  995

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.9%
Hispanic:
38.0%
Asian:
11.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.4%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the New Mexico Public Education Department did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Desert Ridge Middle ranks better than 96.5% of middle schools in New Mexico. It also ranks first among 28 ranked middle schools in the Albuquerque Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.12. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (42.9%), Hispanic (38%), Asian (11.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 12.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desert Ridge Middle is 15.1. 21 middle schools in the Albuquerque Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Desert Ridge Middle is $8,804. 21 middle schools in the Albuquerque Public Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Desert Ridge Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Ridge Middle 7th of 200 New Mexico public middle schools. (See Desert Ridge Middle in the ranking list.)

Albuquerque Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Albuquerque Public Schools 78th of 105 New Mexico school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Desert Ridge Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 99.35 1st 157 99.4%
2006 98.70 2nd 156 98.7%
2007 97.29 4th 171 97.7%
2008 96.35 6th 172 96.5%
2009 95.71 8th 178 95.5%
2010 96.67 5th 179 97.2%
2011 94.62 6th 173 96.5%
2012 94.35 8th 178 95.5%
2013 92.16 10th 193 94.8%
2014 91.08 11th 222 95.0%
2015 94.56 8th 207 96.1%
2016 92.21 12th 208 94.2%
2017 89.70 12th 176 93.2%
2018 93.51 7th 186 96.2%
2019 95.12 7th 200 96.5%

Data source: test scores: New Mexico Public Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Open Quote May kids got an excellent education here. All went on to college. This middle school really prepares students for La Cueva HS which is just as challenging. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Desert Ridge Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 500 3 14 99 15 n/a n/a 0 631
1999 564 4 23 128 13 n/a n/a 0 732
2000 584 9 24 133 10 n/a n/a 0 760
2001 647 14 33 140 17 n/a n/a 0 851
2002 707 19 46 156 24 n/a n/a 0 952
2003 707 19 46 156 24 n/a n/a 0 952
2004 713 16 50 177 25 n/a n/a 0 981
2005 774 16 67 207 21 n/a n/a 0 1085
2006 817 28 72 212 21 n/a n/a 0 1150
2007 778 30 86 223 19 n/a n/a 0 1136
2008 694 39 92 225 18 n/a n/a 0 1068
2009 676 30 107 234 20 n/a n/a 0 1067
2010 533 8 99 334 14 1 39 0 1028
2011 512 9 109 341 8 1 40 0 1020
2012 484 13 97 370 10 1 48 0 1023
2013 484 21 103 382 13 0 44 0 1047
2014 458 10 107 403 12 0 39 0 1029
2015 475 8 110 372 15 0 42 0 1022
2016 452 5 99 352 16 1 44 0 969
2017 474 8 93 353 17 0 38 0 983
2018 475 10 95 377 11 1 42 0 1011
2019 467 7 96 387 9 1 47 0 1014
2020 427 7 111 378 15 1 56 0 995

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 Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 631 38.5 16.4 n/a
1999 732 41.9 17.5 2.3
2000 760 40.2 18.9 8.7
2001 851 50.0 17.0 8.3
2002 952 57.4 16.6 9
2003 952 57.4 16.6 9
2004 981 56.5 17.4 9.4
2005 1085 60.7 17.9 10
2006 1150 68.0 16.9 7.7
2007 1136 67.9 16.7 9.7
2008 1068 65.6 16.3 9.7
2009 1067 61.9 17.2 13.2
2010 1028 61.9 16.5 16.5
2011 1020 68.2 14.9 18.2
2012 1023 62.4 16.3 21.1
2013 1047 64.9 16.1 20.9
2014 1029 64.3 16.0 19.8
2015 1022 64.0 15.9 20
2016 969 62.0 15.6 17.9
2017 983 62.2 15.7 17.3
2018 1011 61.5 16.4 16.3
2019 1014 64.7 15.6 18.6
2020 995 65.7 15.1 12.4

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 Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 631 38.5 16.4 n/a
1999 732 41.9 17.5 2.3
2000 760 40.2 18.9 8.7
2001 851 50.0 17.0 8.3
2002 952 57.4 16.6 9
2003 952 57.4 16.6 9
2004 981 56.5 17.4 9.4
2005 1085 60.7 17.9 10
2006 1150 68.0 16.9 7.7
2007 1136 67.9 16.7 9.7
2008 1068 65.6 16.3 9.7
2009 1067 61.9 17.2 13.2
2010 1028 61.9 16.5 16.5
2011 1020 68.2 14.9 18.2
2012 1023 62.4 16.3 21.1
2013 1047 64.9 16.1 20.9
2014 1029 64.3 16.0 19.8
2015 1022 64.0 15.9 20
2016 969 62.0 15.6 17.9
2017 983 62.2 15.7 17.3
2018 1011 61.5 16.4 16.3
2019 1014 64.7 15.6 18.6
2020 995 65.7 15.1 12.4

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Desert Ridge Middle

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2019 $8,804

Data source: New Mexico Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Mexico Public Education Department. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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