Desert Sands Charter School
Palmdale, CA 93550
About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Desert Sands Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Desert Sands Charter School had an API growth score of 562 in 2011. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Desert Sands Charter School's 2011 base score was 574 and the school did not meet its 2011 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Desert Sands Charter School had 32 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Desert Sands Charter School Reviews
Desert Sands has changed my life. It made me realize that school is important. The teachers here are great and always answer my questions.
It's a great school if you're trying to graduate early, I love it! :)