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 0
9 51
10 208
11 426
12 1182
UG 64

Desert Sands Charter is a public high school of the Antelope Valley Union High School District located in Lancaster, CA. It has 1,931 students in grades 9th through 12th. Desert Sands Charter is the 418th largest public high school in California and the 1,796th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 26.6 to 1.

Total Students: 1,931
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 26.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 72.56
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,796th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in California: 418th out of 2,635
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,285th out of 2,608
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 541st out of 2,608

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Desert Sands Charter Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 1,015
(53%)
11,670
(48%)
 Male 916
(47%)
12,424
(52%)

Desert Sands Charter Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,174
(61%)
14,474
(60%)
 Black 317
(16%)
4,303
(18%)
 White 294
(15%)
3,599
(15%)
 Two or More 96
(5%)
857
(4%)
 Asian 25
(1%)
698
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 14
(1%)
53
(0%)
 American Indian 11
(1%)
110
(0%)

Desert Sands Charter Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,437
(74%)
14,067
(58%)
 Not Eligible 302
(16%)
7,786
(32%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 192
(10%)
2,241
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Desert Sands Charter is ranked 140th out of 2,578 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Sands Charter students on free and reduced lunch assistance (84.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 55.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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 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
2013 1392
2014 1990
2015 1931

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
2013 24.8
2014 29.2
2015 26.6

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
2013 0.77658045977011
2014 0.83869346733668
2015 0.84360435007768

Compare Desert Sands Charter to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,095.7% 21.0:1
 
2,660.0% 26.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 55.7%
 
This School 84.4%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Desert Sands Charter
Lancaster, CA
Public 09 - 12 1,931 26.6:1  
Desert Christian Schools
Lancaster, CA
Private KG - 12 750 20:1 1 miles
Lancaster High School
Lancaster, CA
Public 09 - 12 2,307 22.6:1 2 miles
Soar High (students on Academic Rise)
Lancaster, CA
Public 09 - 12 403 31.5:1 2 miles
Antelope Valley High School
Lancaster, CA
Public 09 - 12 1,821 22.6:1 3 miles
Desert Winds Continuation High School
Lancaster, CA
Public 09 - 12 747 22.4:1 3 miles
Jarvis Camp
Lancaster, CA
Public 07 - 12 60 13.4:1 4 miles
Quartz Hill High School
Quartz Hill, CA
Public 09 - 12 3,063 25:1 5 miles
Academies of the Antelope Valley
Quartz Hill, CA
Public 07 - 12 331 16.9:1 5 miles
Eastside High School
Lancaster, CA
Public 09 - 12 2,347 24.9:1 6 miles
Gifford C. Cole Middle School
Lancaster, CA
Public 07 - 08 662 23.6:1 6 miles
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