Desert Ridge Academy



Desert Ridge Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Ridge Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 440
7 446
8 432
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Ridge Academy is a public elementary school located in Indio, CA in the Desert Sands Unified School District. It enrolls 1,318 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 28.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,318
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 28:1
Full Time Teachers: 47.01

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Desert Ridge Academy Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 664
(50%)
9,880
(51%)
 Female 654
(50%)
9,661
(49%)

Desert Ridge Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,101
(84%)
14,325
(73%)
 White 161
(12%)
3,788
(19%)
 Two or More 21
(2%)
519
(3%)
 Black 16
(1%)
313
(2%)
 Asian 14
(1%)
536
(3%)
 American Indian 4
(0%)
45
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
15
(0%)

Desert Ridge Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 830
(63%)
11,670
(60%)
 Not Eligible 344
(26%)
6,133
(31%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 144
(11%)
1,738
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Desert Ridge Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (73.9%) is slightly higher than the state average of 60.7%. 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 Ridge Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2008 N/A
2009 741
2010 926
2011 1068
2012 1079
2013 1127
2014 1249
2015 1318

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2008 N/A
2009 21.2
2010 N/A
2011 28.1
2012 28.6
2013 29.9
2014 28.5
2015 28

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2008
2009 0.66396761133603
2010 0.75809935205184
2011 0.65262172284644
2012 0.80166821130677
2013 0.74001774622893
2014 0.78783026421137
2015 0.73899848254932

Compare Desert Ridge Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,800.0% 28.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 
This School 73.9%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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