Desert Ridge Junior High School



Desert Ridge Junior High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Ridge Junior High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 671
8 682
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Ridge Junior High School is a public high school of the Gilbert Unified School District located in Mesa, AZ. It has 1,353 students in grades 7th through 8th. It has a student teacher ratio of 22.6 to 1.

Total Students: 1,353
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 22.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 59.78

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Desert Ridge Junior High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 698
(52%)
9,607
(51%)
 Female 655
(48%)
9,368
(49%)

Desert Ridge Junior High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 975
(72%)
13,446
(71%)
 Hispanic 242
(18%)
3,360
(18%)
 Black 59
(4%)
809
(4%)
 Asian 52
(4%)
935
(5%)
 Two or More 18
(1%)
206
(1%)
 American Indian 6
(0%)
169
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
50
(0%)

Desert Ridge Junior High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,341
(99%)
18,800
(99%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 10
(1%)
118
(1%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 2
(0%)
57
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Desert Ridge Junior High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (0.9%) is significantly lower than the state average of 45.3%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Desert Ridge Junior High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1128
2006 1146
2007 1192
2008 1238
2009 1280
2010 1307
2011 1301
2012 1353

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.4
2006 18.9
2007 19.9
2008 19.7
2009 21.3
2010 21.9
2011 22.8
2012 22.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.24822695035461
2006 0.21291448516579
2007 0.25
2008 0.2891760904685
2009 0.29453125
2010 0.33282325937261
2011 0.18293620292083
2012 0.0088691796008869

Compare Desert Ridge Junior High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,948.4% 19.5:1
 
2,260.0% 22.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 0.9%
 
State Average 45.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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