PROFICIENCY 28% 26% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
31%Apple Valley Unified
31%Apple Valley

Desert Knolls Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 6 and is located in the district of "Apple Valley Unified" in Apple Valley, CA. There are a total of 605 students and 25 teachers at Desert Knolls Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. There are a total of 355 free lunch students and 42 reduced lunch students.

Desert Knolls Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 28.0%, which is 26% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio25:1
Free lunch355
Reduced lunch42


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Desert Knolls Elementary, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Desert Knolls Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 37.9% 41.4% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 12.1% 10.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 2.8% 2.5% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 44.7% 42.9% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.7% 0.5% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.2% 0.6% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.7% 1.2% 3.1% 3.1%

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Apple Valley demographics profile

StatisticApple ValleyCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)96023291
Median age36.336.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%52%55%
Speak English82%56%79%
Speak Spanish14%29%13%

Education level achieved in Apple Valley

IndexApple ValleyCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade81.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school81.1%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college55.0%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.6%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Desert Knolls Elementary data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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