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Desert Knolls Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $116,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $860.

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Posted August 22, 2013

My child has been attending since kindergarden. She loves her school, her teachers and is always ready to go and be with her BFF's as she says. I believe with all the improvements that has been made the classes are smaller and the teacher with their helpers and everyone you see helps each other out is nice. A lot different from where we come from although it was in the USA. I believe my daughter has more potential to grow here and not just become a number in the classroom. She is succeeding more than we ever imagined. Maybe it had something to do with the preschool we sent her to as well. Because if we hadn't sent her on our own $$$ we wouldn't have never even known about DK. We immediately went and transfered her into DK rather than the school she was suppose to go to. No regrets. Good to see the security is so good and put into action here. Very Happy also to see she started Algebra in the 1st grade which was like ugh ok! We know it's for her though to be ahead of the game when she graduates. Thank You Desert Knolls. We are glad we found you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

My child has attended DKE for 4 yrs., and continues to grow both socially and academically. I have a younger child who will be starting Kindergarten next year and she can't wait! We have always stressed the importance of education, but have never pushed our children to fulfill some need of our own. The entire staff knows our family and treats us with respect and love, as we treat them. I choose to ignore parent's gossip about their experience with this school, as I am perfectly capable of making that choice myself. My children will finish their elementary education here at DKE and will have the skills and values needed to further their educational goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2011

My child has been at DK for 4 years and he LOVES it! He is a happy, well-rounded child - of course as parents that's what WE encouraged and expected. Too many parents bring in their own educational baggage when they bash a school, they look at their own kids with rose-colored glasses and everyone else is under the microscope. The new staff is caring and supportive and my pre-schooler can't wait to start next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

My daughter has attended school here for 4 years, I have seen this school go downhill. I am pulling her out soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

I have been very happy with this school. It is unfortunate that classes sizes can't change due to budget, but in my opinion that just means we need to do our part and help out! My son started 1st grade last year and has been given many opportunites to be eduacated at his level. I would recommend this school ! The new principal has brought a much needed excitment and structure to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

I am a little bothered that this school has 31 students per teacher. My daughter went to prechool next door and there was 1 teacher with 2 aides for 23 students. I loved the preschool program! Now my 5 year old is in kindergarten and they have extended the hours to a full day and a larger class size! I volunteer every week b/c I am a big part of her education. Her teacher does a wonderful job yet I find it hard for any teacher to give one on one attention with that many students. I am starting to wonder if I should home school her since she comes home exhausted. Education seems to be 2nd priority where $ is the 1st.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

I too, had high hopes for this school. I have volunteered for three years and my son has been attending for four . The staff gets continually worse and so does the communication. I will be taking my son out this week, and it is too bad because he is an excellent student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

I have had my 2 children at this school for the last 5 years and I have seen a dramatic change in the children and staff which is very disappointing. I don't understand why the administrative staff can not see what is happening. I have seriously thought about changing schools and plan on doing this soon. This is sad that a school with such a great reputation has gone down the tube, not to mention certain staff members that have nothing better to do that yell all day at the children rather then make school a safe haven where they can feel relaxed but yet get the great education all parents want for their children. My children tell me everyday that they do not want to go to school anymore, that they 'hate' school. Children should not feel stressed being at school. This is sad and upsetting to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

This school really went down with the new staff very dissapointed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

I have three children, all of whom are now attending DK, with my youngest just starting Kindergarten. My oldest started DK before all of the staff changes and were both pleased then and now. I feel this school does very well in educating 'high academic' children. All of my children consistently score 95% and above on district tests and I think much credit should be given to the teachers teaching them. I'm very impressed with the new discipline program the school has adopted and feel it's working well. I help out in my children's classroom so I am able to observe first hand what goes on and I have to say I am impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

My child has attended DK for three years and loves it! I've been impressed by the caring staff and academic values that exist at the school. I'm glad that my child attends a school with diversity and teachers that are able to meet all their needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

My child has also been attending DKE for three years & loves it too! it saddens me to read the two, 'not-so-nice' prior comments . I feel the new staff & principal are doing a wonderful job academically & behaviorally. My child really enjoys their new discipline program! In addition, I enjoy the fact that my child is exposed to a culturally & academically diverse student population, as this is preparing her for the real world. I would definately recommend this school to any inquiring parents. Keep it up DKE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

I have had children at Desert Knolls Elementary for ten years. I have been very disappointed with the changes in Desert Knolls since the new administration and staff came on two years ago. The principal does not communicate with the parents even when specifically asked in writing to call. I am pulling my kids from Desert knolls and moving to the new Great Elementary School Sitting Bull. The old administration and majority of the old staff from Desert Knolls are now at Sitting Bull and I am following the people who make the school great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

This school has not had any recent reviews for over a year and a half. My children have been at Desert Knolls since 2007 and from these reviews I was quite misled. I would not recommend this school to anyone who has high academic children. The teachers try very hard but they have many low level students. Very high percentage of kids with bad attitudes and no parental invovlement from home. There needs to be more discipline in the classrooms and more consequences for bad behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2006

This is a great school and with the new principal, they are teaching more of the other subjects other than just math and language arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

Desert Knolls is an awesome school. The teachers do a wonderful job educating students. My daughter has been attending DK for 2years. It's a great place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

My son goes to 3rd grade at Desert Knolls and I love the curriculum, teachers, staff who are very knowledgable and friendly. No wonder it is one of the top elementary schools in Apple Valley. Hurray for Desert Knolls!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2005

Great school. Great teachers. Very academically orientated. Main goals are reading, writing and math. Music is available. Awesome Principal, she is very goal orientated and knows all the kids by name. This school strives to reach high scores and tries hard to meet the needs of each child to get them to where they should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2005

I rate this school very high in terms of quality of teachers, family programs and involvement, and they have a very effective principal and good administrative management.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

My daughter is in 2nd grade and we love Desert Knolls. Her teacher, Miss Duffey, seems to really care for the children and the quality of her teaching is excellent. The 'Saturday Academy' offered was great idea. My daughter and her friends were so excited to go, they called it 'Fun School' because they had so much fun while they were learning. A school that can get kids this excited about school deserves praise! Great job Desert Knolls ~ keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

778

Change from
2012 to 2013

-34

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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This school's
API score

778

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-34

Change from 2012 to 2013
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5 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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70%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Females38%
Males32%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students50%
Females49%
Males51%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females43%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students49%
Females43%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females59%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females68%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females83%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students64%
Females76%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students55%
Females72%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females75%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students53%
Females43%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 45%
White 38%
Black 12%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Crystal Schinhofen
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (760) 242-7242
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18213 Symeron Drive
Apple Valley, CA 92307
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Phone: (760) 242-3441

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