Desert Sands Charter



Desert Sands Charter Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Sands Charter Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 1
9 64
10 171
11 225
12 637

Desert Sands Charter is a public high school of the Antelope Valley Union High School District located in Lancaster, CA. It has 1,098 students in grades 9th through 12th. Desert Sands Charter is the 783rd largest public high school in California and the 5,290th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 28.6 to 1.

Total Students: 1,098
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 28.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 38.39

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Desert Sands Charter Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 564
(51%)
12,070
(49%)
 Male 534
(49%)
12,699
(51%)

Desert Sands Charter Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 555
(51%)
13,149
(53%)
 White 262
(24%)
4,923
(20%)
 Black 231
(21%)
4,614
(19%)
 Two or More 21
(2%)
1,031
(4%)
 American Indian 16
(1%)
237
(1%)
 Asian 10
(1%)
756
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
59
(0%)

Desert Sands Charter Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible N/A 11,794
(48%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible N/A 1,837
(7%)
 Not Eligible N/A 11,138
(45%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

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 Sands Charter Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1073
2006 1354
2007 1449
2008 1888
2009 1867
2010 2205
2011 1784
2012 1098

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 27
2006 43
2007 17.6
2008 28.2
2009 31.8
2010 N/A
2011 31.6
2012 28.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 N/A
2006 0.3589364844904
2007 0.42167011732229
2008 0.49523305084746
2009 0.59721478307445
2010 0.51065759637188
2011 0.55605381165919
2012

Compare Desert Sands Charter to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
2,116.1% 21.2:1
 
2,860.0% 28.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School N/A
 
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 52.5%
 

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Desert Sands Charter
Lancaster, CA
Public 09 - 12 1,098 28.6:1  
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Public 09 - 12 1,716 21.4:1 3 miles
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