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Mesquite Continuation High School

Preschool | Grades 10-12 | Sierra Sands Unified
140 West Drummond
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 446-4561

About This School

Mesquite Continuation High School is located in Ridgecrest, CA and is one of 4 high schools in Sierra Sands Unified School District. It is a alt. school that serves 137 students in grades 10-12.

Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Mesquite Continuation High 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.

Mesquite Continuation High School had an API growth score of 549 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Mesquite Continuation High School's 2012 base score was 566 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Mesquite Continuation High School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

44% 56%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Mesquite Continuation High School Reviews

By , a Former Student on

Graduated from Mesquite in 1995 with 2 kids, thanks to the teachers and staff I don't think I would have made it. With there support and with the day care center in the school I had the time and help to complete all necessary requirements to graduate with a diploma at 19. Thank You and God Bless

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