Desert Ridge High School



Desert Ridge High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Ridge High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 687
10 677
11 652
12 642

Desert Ridge High School is a public high school of the Gilbert Unified School District located in Mesa, AZ. It has 2,658 students in grades 9th through 12th. Desert Ridge High School is the 16th largest public high school in Arizona and the 435th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 23.6 to 1.

Total Students: 2,658
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 112.4

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Desert Ridge High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,359
(51%)
9,607
(51%)
 Female 1,299
(49%)
9,368
(49%)

Desert Ridge High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,778
(67%)
13,446
(71%)
 Hispanic 560
(21%)
3,360
(18%)
 Black 140
(5%)
809
(4%)
 Asian 102
(4%)
935
(5%)
 Two or More 47
(2%)
206
(1%)
 American Indian 21
(1%)
169
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 10
(0%)
50
(0%)

Desert Ridge High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 2,616
(98%)
18,800
(99%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 26
(1%)
118
(1%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 16
(1%)
57
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Desert Ridge High School is ranked 353rd out of 0 ranked schools in Arizona, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Ridge High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (1.6%) 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 High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2023
2006 2225
2007 2396
2008 2386
2009 2471
2010 2514
2011 2489
2012 2658

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18
2006 17.2
2007 18.7
2008 17.4
2009 21.1
2010 21.4
2011 21.9
2012 23.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.18141374196738
2006 0.17213483146067
2007 0.18823038397329
2008 0.22380553227158
2009 0.23269931201943
2010 0.27326968973747
2011 0.16593009240659
2012 0.015801354401806

Compare Desert Ridge High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,948.4% 19.5:1
 
2,360.0% 23.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 1.6%
 
State Average 45.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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