Desert Junior/senior High School

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1575 Payne Ave

Edwards, CA 93523

(661) 258-4411

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Grades: 7 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 635

Students Per Teacher: 20

Parent Reviews

20 Parent Reviews for Desert Junior/senior High School

It seems like being a school on an Air Force base that also has NASA on it, the kids would have opportunities available to them that outside schools don't. I'm disappointed that this does not seem to be the case. Robotics, Lego, Rocket and similar clubs have been attempted but it seems like there's ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/08/13

It has been disheartening to watch the decline of this school and the district as a whole. My child's privacy has been violated in emails from teachers as well as other students in which a teacher announced in front of the class certain students' GPAs. The quality of education continues to decline ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/25/13

Desert staff has violated privacy of their students. The current principal has harassed parents at their jobs and homes, threatened to call law enforcement if students did not admit to an action they may or may not have performed. My experience with the 2012-2013 principal was alarming. He has threatened ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/09/13

I'm a current 8th grader at Desert Jr/Sr High, and I have to say that this school is excellent in teaching education. I have a mixture of teachers I like and dislike. However, one of my biggest problems at this school is making new friends. I also hate how the teachers presume that you went to the elementary ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/07/12

The school has really gone downhill in the past four years. Of course you have the students who excel in any environment and who contribute to the high test scores this school receives, but many of the students are out-of-control. Many of the students cheat on tests, do drugs, destroy school property ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/23/12

I have enjoyed my time as a student at Desert High School immensely. The school is just small enough that all students are called and remembered by name, by both the staff and their peers. Most of the teachers and staff are good people with good intentions, but every school is home to a few misfit ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/19/11

This school has helped me excel exponentially, since graduating in, 2009 I have enjoyed being accepted to Berkely, Harvard, and Georgia tech. the counciling staff was very hepLful in my endeviours

Posted by a other on 03/18/11

To add to the comments below concerning Desert Jr. High School, the students doing the bullying are still in school and still continuing to bully others. Just because they are good athletes or their parents have said they've changed, does not mean they should be allowed to continue to attend school. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/11/10

This school offers a great academic curriculum. The students are smart and should all be proud. The school environment is very safe. My child can walk to and from school, which is rare in our times. The teachers do truly care about their students. Kudos.

Posted by a parent on 06/17/10

I am proud to be a Desert Jr/Sr High School parent. This year's parent involvement was an amazing movement all year round throughout the whole school. Just a little over 100 senior students will be graduation this year and many of our graduates students were awarded with Scholarships over total $600,000 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/21/10

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Test Year: 2012
Desert Junior/senior High School
Muroc Joint Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 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.
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Edwards schools — Desert Junior/senior High School is located at 1575 Payne Ave, Edwards CA 93523. 1575 Payne Ave is in the 93523 ZIP code in Edwards, CA The school district for Desert Junior/senior High School is the Muroc Joint Unified School District. Desert Junior/senior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7 - 12.
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