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Desert Knolls Elementary (leave a review)
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+1 (760) 242-3441

18213 Symeron Dr.

Apple Valley, California


About Desert Knolls Elementary
Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Desert Knolls Elementary is one of 15 schools in the Apple Valley Unified district of California.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Kindergarten to 6th Grade and has an enrolment of 596 students - compared to other schools in California, this is a relatively average sized school.

The number of teachers at Desert Knolls Elementary has remained static in recent years, and you can see from the pyramid chart on this page that the pupil population has lately remained static.

The average teacher's salary is $82,360, which is higher than the California state average of $77,759.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Desert Knolls Elementary 596$8,27424$82,3600.66
Academy For Academic Excellence (0.72 miles) 1412220.64
Sixth Street Prep (1.53 miles) 241$11,17224$90,1650.37
Irwin Academy Of Performing Arts (1.89 miles) 724260.57
Desert Mountain Community (1.9 miles) 0
Victor Valley High (2.1 miles) 189225$88,2610.57

Desert Knolls Elementary

Number of pupils596
Funding per pupil$8,274
Pupils per teacher24
Average teacher salary$82,360
Diversity index0.66

Academy For Academic Excellence (0.72 miles)

Number of pupils1412
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher22
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.64

Sixth Street Prep (1.53 miles)

Number of pupils241
Funding per pupil$11,172
Pupils per teacher24
Average teacher salary$90,165
Diversity index0.37

Irwin Academy Of Performing Arts (1.89 miles)

Number of pupils724
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher26
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.57

Desert Mountain Community (1.9 miles)

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

Victor Valley High (2.1 miles)

Number of pupils1892
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher25
Average teacher salary$88,261
Diversity index0.57
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Nearest Schools
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Rankings within California
There are 10,465 schools in California. Rankings don't always go up to 10,465 because some schools have missing data.
4073rdlargest school
3899thhighest number of FTE teachers
5725thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2996thhighest average teaching salary
3290thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
7316thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
1614thhighest diversity index
5007thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 3 hours

1st Grade - 3rd Grade: 3.8 hours

4th Grade - 6th Grade: 4 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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