Location: Hesperia, CA
Are you a student or parent at Shadow Ridge? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Shadow Ridge available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Shadow Ridge is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Shadow Ridge students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Shadow Ridge
- Every sports team you can join at Shadow Ridge
Let's get started!
Shadow Ridge is a public school, supporting grades 0 to 12 . It's located in Hesperia, CA in San Bernardino County.
Based on its location, Shadow Ridge is classified as a school in a rural fringe area, near an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:
Shadow Ridge12850 Muscatel St. Hesperia, CA 92345
Phone number: 7609498267
Shadow Ridge homepage: https://sites.google.com/a/hesperiausd.org/shadow-ridge
Principal: Aiko ThomasEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Shadow Ridge is 151 students, making it a somewhat small high school, in the bottom half of all California high schools by size.
As a smaller-sized high school, Shadow Ridge will feel like a cozy learning environment. With fewer than 100 students in your class, you'll likely get to know most other students and your teachers well. This will give you the feeling of a small liberal arts college.
But with a smaller student body, you won't have as many activities and clubs to choose from. If you find Shadow Ridge lacking for your interests, consider looking to your local community to supplement your interests.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Shadow Ridge growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Shadow Ridge 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|
As you can see in the table above, the senior class is 43 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Shadow Ridge 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 Shadow Ridge. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at Shadow Ridge?
From our statistics, Shadow Ridge has a 55:45 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
Shadow Ridge has a balanced male-female ratio that's largely representative of the general population in San Bernardino County. Since the student body is roughly half and half, it should feel like there are equal numbers of boys and girls in your classes.
This usually means that Shadow Ridge doesn't strongly select for either males or females, unlike other schools that have a large majority of males or females.
What's the racial diversity at Shadow Ridge? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Shadow Ridge has a somewhat homogenous student body, with the majority of students identifying as one ethnicity, but not representing over 70% of the student body. Most schools in California fit this profile, so Shadow Ridge isn't out of the ordinary. Most students attending class with you will be of the predominant ethnicity, but there will be meaningful diversity from other races.
The majority of students at Shadow Ridge 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 Shadow Ridge fits within this category.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0.0%||0|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.6%||1|
|Two or more races||0.0%||0|
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 Shadow Ridge Families
What are the family incomes of students at Shadow Ridge? 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 Shadow Ridge, 0.6% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 23.8% qualify for free lunches.
This means Shadow Ridge has a low poverty level. The overwhelming majority of students at Shadow Ridge don't qualify for free or reduced price lunches. Hesperia is thus likely to be an affluent community, with quite high family incomes.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||114||75.4%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Hesperia and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Because Shadow Ridge is in the top quartile of schools by family income, it's likely to be well-funded relative to other high schools in California. This means you'll likely have access to advanced coursework like AP/IB classes and better-funded extracurriculars and sports.
It's still up to you, though, to take advantage of the resources Shadow Ridge has to offer. If you work hard and spend your time effectively, you'll likely be well positioned to succeed in college and beyond.
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How safe is Shadow Ridge 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 Shadow Ridge: 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 Shadow Ridge 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 128 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|
|Hesperia Community Day||0||0||26|
|Summit Leadership Academy-high Desert||0||0||193|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Shadow Ridge? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Shadow Ridge's academics here.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Shadow Ridge students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Shadow Ridge 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 Shadow Ridge 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 Shadow Ridge.
At Shadow Ridge, 13% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered well below average and puts Shadow Ridge in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The vast majority of Shadow Ridge 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 Shadow Ridge will likely increase. But it still reflects Shadow Ridge'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.
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 Shadow Ridge, 0% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Shadow Ridge in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Shadow Ridge 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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The data on this page is drawn from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to):
- National Center for Educational Statistics CCD 2013-2014
- "Free or reduced price lunch: A proxy for poverty?", NCES Blog
- CRDC 2011-2012 school year data
- California Department of Education SAT, ACT, and AP Test Results
- California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System Results