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56%
  • Burroughs High
  • 500 E. French St., Ridgecrest
  • Sierra Sands Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,397
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
49%
  • Las Flores Elementary
  • 720 W. Las Flores, Ridgecrest
  • Sierra Sands Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 538
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
48%
  • Murray Middle School
  • 921 E. Inyokern Rd., Ridgecrest
  • Sierra Sands Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 603
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
47%
  • Pierce Elementary
  • 674 N. Gold Canyon, Ridgecrest
  • Sierra Sands Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 337
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
40%
  • Richmond Elementary
  • 1206 Kearsarge St., Ridgecrest
  • Sierra Sands Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 464
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
40%
  • Gateway Elementary
  • 501 S. Gateway, Ridgecrest
  • Sierra Sands Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 392
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
33%
  • Faller Elementary
  • 1500 W. Upjohn St., Ridgecrest
  • Sierra Sands Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 452
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
33%
  • Ridgecrest Charter
  • 325 S. Downs St., Ridgecrest
  • SBE - Ridgecrest Charter
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 423
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
30%
  • James Monroe Middle School
  • 340 W. Church St., Ridgecrest
  • Sierra Sands Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 485
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
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  • Mesquite Continuation High
  • 140 W. Drummond, Ridgecrest
  • Sierra Sands Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 97
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
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Ridgecrest school information

IndexRidgecrestCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores42%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools108,30879,221
Total private schools63,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
The Ridgecrest, CA educational system consists of 10 public schools, 6 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Ridgecrest public schools have average test scores of 42% which is 10% higher than than the California average and 15% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Ridgecrest public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.5% have completed high school, 27.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Ridgecrest

IndexRidgecrestCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade87.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.5%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college66.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%

Ridgecrest, CA School Districts

Sierra Sands Unified School District

There are a total of 10 public schools, 6 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Ridgecrest. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Ridgecrest, CA schools is 42%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Ridgecrest, CA, an average of 87.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 86.5% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Ridgecrest schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Ridgecrest, CA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Inyokern, CA87532%35%
Ridgecrest, CA28,60442%15%

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Ridgecrest, CA28,60442%15%
Source: The Ridgecrest, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.
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