Mojave High School: Full Guide

Location: Hesperia, CA

Are you a student or parent at Mojave High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?

We've written the best guide to Mojave High available. Here we'll cover:

  • Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
  • How safe Mojave High is to attend
  • SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Mojave High students
  • Which AP/IB classes you can take at Mojave High
  • Every sports team you can join at Mojave High

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Basic Information

Mojave High School is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Hesperia, CA in San Bernardino County.

Based on its location, Mojave High is classified as a school in a large suburb. Here's the location on a map:


Contact Information

Mailing address:

Mojave High School
16633 Lemon
Hesperia, CA 92345-2133

Phone number: 7609483999

Mojave High School homepage: https://mojave-husd-ca.schoolloop.com/

Principal: Nate Lambdin
Email the principal: [email protected]


Student Demographics

Student Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mojave High School is 313 students, making it a somewhat large high school, in the top half of all California high schools by size.

As a mid-sized high school, Mojave High strikes the balance between size and comfort. There will be enough students to provide a diversity of experiences, like clubs and sports, for you to join. But it'll be small enough that you'll likely get to know most people in your class.


Growth in Student Body Size

Is Mojave High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.

From our calculations, the enrollment at Mojave High has steadily decreased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.

Male Students Female Students All Students
9th grade 2 0 2
10th grade 5 8 13
11th grade 52 37 89
12th grade 135 74 209

As you can see in the table above, the senior class is 207 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Mojave High is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.

There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Hesperia could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Mojave High. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.


Gender Split

Are there more boys or girls at Mojave High School?

From our statistics, Mojave High has a 62:38 split between male and female students in the high school grades.

There is a large male majority at Mojave High, and much more than you would expect from the general population in San Bernardino County. As a result, it'll feel like there are a lot more girls than boys in your classes.

Sometimes this imbalance can result from random chance and may not suggest anything about Mojave High. In other cases, the school might preferentially select for males. For example, in our data we find that continuation high schools unfortunately seem to be male-dominated. In yet other cases, other neighboring schools might attract female students, drawing them away from Mojave High.

If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting Mojave High administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a gender imbalance. Their phone number is 7609483999.


Ethnicity Breakdown

What's the racial diversity at Mojave High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?

From our statistics, Mojave High has a homogenous student body, with the overwhelming majority of students identifying as one ethnicity. Only a third of California schools show as little diversity as Mojave High does. When attending class, most students will be of the same ethnicity, with some variation.

The majority of students at Mojave High are Hispanic. In California, Hispanic students make up the majority of all students at 51.5%, and are thus the most common ethnicity. Predominantly Hispanic schools are the most common type of homogenous school, and Mojave High fits within this category.

Percentage Number
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.3% 1
Asian 0.6% 2
Hispanic 72.2% 226
Black 9.2% 29
White 16.2% 51
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0.0% 0
Two or more races 1.2% 4

High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Hesperia. If you'd like to see how other nearby schools look in diversity, just google "[name of school] prepscholar" to find our guide to that specific school.


Income Level of Mojave High Families

What are the family incomes of students at Mojave High School? To determine this, we look at the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches, a classification by the US federal government.

To qualify for a reduced price meal, family income needs to be below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $45,000 or below.

To qualify for a free meal, family income needs to be below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $32,000 or below.

The lower the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price meals, the higher the income levels are likely to be.

At Mojave High, 1.5% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 60.0% qualify for free lunches.

This means Mojave High has a below average level of poverty. With most students not qualifying for free or reduced price lunches, Mojave High is below average among California schools in poverty level. The income level of families in Hesperia is thus likely to be relatively high.

Number Percent
Reduced-price lunches 5 1.5%
Free lunches 188 60.0%
Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches 120 38.3%

As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Hesperia and doesn't speak much about the school itself.

Mojave High is in the middle 50% of schools by income level. Generally, higher income level schools are better-funded and have a higher quality range of classes and activities. Mojave High is likely in the middle of the pack in this regard and will give you a good set of options to try.

If you have any interests that Mojave High doesn't cover, look to your local community for activities, or to the Internet for self-study AP classes.

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School Safety

How safe is Mojave High School to attend? Can you expect a lot of conflict as a student here?

To study this, we look at disciplinary data for two types of incidents at Mojave High: referrals to law enforcement (when incidents are reported to police), and arrests.

These are the most serious disciplinary actions available to school administration and are more severe than suspensions or expulsions. Suspensions are often discretionary and can be given just for being disruptive in class. In contrast, law enforcement referrals and arrests often indicate incidents that put the safety of other Mojave High students at risk.

In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 0 referrals to law enforcement, and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 267 students.

To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.

Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:

Hesperia Unified School District Safety

School Name Total Referred Total Arrests Enrollment
Sultana High 0 0 2200
Shadow Ridge 0 0 128
Hesperia Community Day 0 0 26
Hesperia High 0 0 1963
Summit Leadership Academy-high Desert 0 0 193
Mirus Secondary 0 0 226

Academic Performance


Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Mojave High School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?

We've compiled everything we could find about Mojave High's academics here.


Graduation Rate

To start off, an important benchmark of academic achievement is graduation rate. For all students who start high school at Mojave High, the state of California wants as many students to graduate as possible, since a high school diploma can mean a big difference in getting a job.

At Mojave High, 79% Mojave High students graduated within four years of starting high school.

Here's how this stacks up to other schools. The California state government has defined 90% as a target rate. The state average is around 80-85%.

Mojave High is in the 42nd percentile of all public high schools in California for graduation rate. This is below average. Generally, a graduation rate of above 90% is considered good and well above average, and below 75% is well below average.

Note: This data comes from a few years back, but the trends are likely to stay the same, since schools don't get significantly better or worse within a short period of time.

Standardized Testing


Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Mojave High School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.

State Tests

As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Mojave High School must take standardized tests in English/Language Arts and Math as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These align with the new Common Core standards and are called the "Smarter Balanced" tests.

If Mojave High students meet or exceed state standards, they're academically prepared to graduate high school and go to college. Specifically, we care about the percentage of students who meet or exceed state standards. The larger this number, the higher the preparation of students at Mojave High.

English/Language Arts

At Mojave High School, 7% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.

This is considered well below average and puts Mojave High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The vast majority of Mojave High students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.

This low percentage itself isn't much cause for concern - as teachers and students get more familiar with the new Common Core, the pass rate at Mojave High will likely increase. But it still reflects Mojave High's low standing among California high schools.

English/Language Arts Test Results (2015)

 

Read more about what’s measured in each ELA area score here.


Math

The other major test taken for state assessments is Math. Across the state, Math performance is generally lower than English/Language Arts performance, so it's natural for this number to be lower.

At Mojave High School, 0% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Mojave High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Mojave High students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.

Math Test Results (2015)

 

Read more about what’s measured in each Math area score, go here.


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