PROFICIENCY 12% 68% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
34%Antelope Valley Union High
22%Lancaster
38%California

Desert Sands Charter is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Antelope Valley Union High" in Lancaster, CA. There are a total of 1,990 students and 68 teachers at Desert Sands Charter, for a student to teacher ratio of 30 to 1. There are a total of 1,478 free lunch students and 191 reduced lunch students.

Desert Sands Charter has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 12.0%, which is 68% lower than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1990
Teachers68.05
Student/Teacher ratio30:1
Free lunch1478
Reduced lunch191

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

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 Sands Charter, 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
All<= 1%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School<= 1%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All23%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School23%

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.

Desert Sands Charter race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
White 37.4% 19.7% 24.1% 51.1%
Black 19.7% 18.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 2.0% 3.1% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 33.7% 55.1% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 3.8% 0.9% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.9% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.4% 2.4% 3.1% 3.1%

Lancaster demographics profile

StatisticLancasterCaliforniaNational
Population159,65139,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,69325691
Median age31.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%52%55%
Speak English77%56%79%
Speak Spanish19%29%13%

Education level achieved in Lancaster

IndexLancasterCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade80.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school78.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college51.8%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Desert Sands Charter data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.