PROFICIENCY 47% 32% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
54%Gilbert Unified District
51%Gilbert
36%Arizona

Desert Ridge Jr. High is a school servicing grades 7 to 8 and is located in the district of "Gilbert Unified District" in Gilbert, AZ. There are a total of 1,377 students and 60 teachers at Desert Ridge Jr. High, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 3 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Desert Ridge Jr. High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 47.0%, which is 32% higher than the Arizona average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1377
Teachers60.09
Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch3
Reduced lunch0

 

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 Ridge Jr. High, 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

GradeProficiency
All45%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
739%
851%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All49%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
748%
851%
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 Ridge Jr. High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictArizonaNational
Caucasian 70.2% 69.0% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 4.1% 3.8% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 3.2% 4.4% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 19.4% 19.5% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.0% 0.9% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.9% 2.1% 2.2% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Apache Junction High School29%3.2Apache Junction, AZ
Imagine Prep Superstition70%3.3Apache Junction, AZ
Imagine Superstition Middle School35%3.3Apache Junction, AZ
Cactus Canyon Junior High25%3.6Apache Junction, AZ
Superstition Mountain Elementary School29%3.8Apache Junction, AZ
Avalon Elementary30%4.1Apache Junction, AZ
Apache Trail High School30%4.5Apache Junction, AZ
Four Peaks Elementary School32%5.7Apache Junction, AZ
Desert Vista Elementary School27%6.6Apache Junction, AZ
Benjamin Franklin High School57%7.4Queen Creek, AZ
Jack Barnes Elementary School72%7.6Queen Creek, AZ
Queen Creek Middle School54%7.6Queen Creek, AZ

Gilbert demographics profile

StatisticGilbertArizonaNational
Population226,8326,728,577318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,3355791
Median age33.337.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%53%55%
Speak English86%73%79%
Speak Spanish6%20%13%

Education level achieved in Gilbert

IndexGilbertArizonaNational
Completed 8th grade93.7%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school93.5%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college79.2%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree53.0%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors42.4%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters14.3%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.4%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.7%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Desert Ridge Jr. High 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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