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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Sierra Sands Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Ridgecrest, CA. It has 5,020 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
113 W. Felspar Ave.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Telephone
(760) 499-1600
Website

Sierra Sands Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1220
111 responses
Average ACT
29
11 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,020
Free or Reduced Lunch
48.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,011
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%

Finances

Total Expenses
$52,775,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,063/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    4%

Sierra Sands Unified School District Reviews

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What I enjoyed about Sierra Sands was that the district really tried it's best to cater to all of its students. In the future, I would love to give them five stars but they fall short. I wish they could offer more foreign art languages and more engineering classes. In addition, a better school lunch program wouldn't go amiss.
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I greatly value my public education career with Sierra Sands Unified School District. I feel it has prepared me for a diverse and challenging world by immersing me with curriculum both relevant to college readiness and personal interests such as art, music and sports.
The sierra sands district gave me plenty of opportunities to fulfill my potential. There were plenty of programs available to me to help succeed in advanced programs. The district has many good teachers and the staff are excellent at what they do.