School Details

Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert

12850 Muscatel Street, Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 949-9202
5

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 201 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

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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  • Hesperia Unified School District average
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California Standards Test (CST)

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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California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hesperia Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert is a charter high school in Hesperia. The principal of Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert is Shannon Brandner and can be contacted at shannon.brandner@hesperiausd.org. 201 students go to Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert and identify primarily as Hispanic; Unspecified; and White, non-Hispanic. 13% of the Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert students have "limited English proficiency." 54% of the 201 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert is 18:1. Shadow Ridge School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 58% 56%
Unspecified 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 8%
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.5%
Filipino 0.5% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Asian 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 23343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 57%
Limited English proficiency 13% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Summit holds its staff and teachers to a higher standard than most schools. With that being said there is a comment/rating that indicates that teachers (listed by name) gave students answers to exams and other assignments. Being one of those teachers listed i can say that those accusations are completly false and have no merit. I am appauled to think that someone would defame my character as an educator with these lies. I constantly set standards and have a rigorous curriculum to keep students engaged and learning. To add i have not taught at summit for several years but would still reccommend this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    ATTENTION ALL PARENTS DO NOT PUT YOUR KID IN THIS SCHOOL I WENT MY JUNIOR YEAR AFTER I WAS DOING REALLY BAD AT SILVERADO HS THINKING THIS WILL MAKE ME A BETTER PERSON IT DIDN'T CHANGE A THING I WAS BETTER OFF GOING TO SILVERADO. ONE OF THE REASONS WHY IS BECAUSE A TEACHER BY THE NAME SGT COPLAN GAVE US THE STUDENTS THE ANSWERS TO THE FINALS AS WELL AS MISS SALAZAR A SPANISH TEACHER. THE SCHOOL IS CROOKED DON'T BE FOOLED.

  • (1 year ago)

    Summit strives to create leaders out of each of our Cadets. Each teacher challenges each class with rigorous work and pushes each Cadet to work harder and smarter.

  • (5 years ago)

    I saw a huge transformation in my teenage son once we pulled him out of his public high school and placed him in SLAHD. This school is fantastic! His grades soared from failing to A's across the board! His attitude changed too- I began to see him change into a gentleman full of respect honor and discipline! Even he says that this school changed his outlook on life...I cannot praise this school and staff enough. Jennie Solis- Rodriguez

  • (6 years ago)

    I am writing on behalf of the Parent Advisory Board at Summit Leadership Academy. I am very proud of this school and all it offers for our children here in the High Desert. The discipline morals standards motivation leadership and team work are all things I want my son to be a part of . I would be proud to help with the activities and the fundraising at Summit as I am proud that my son is attending this school and being a part of it. Thank you to all who are making this school what it is today. Keep up the good work. Holly Doyle

  • (6 years ago)

    Awesome school! Great teachers & staff that actually know our kids and care about teaching. Proud parent of a Summit Leadership Academy student.

  • (6 years ago)

    i enjoy comming to school everyday they are very strict but it is awsome!!!!! if you are thinking about goingf to the school or putting your son or daughter in it go for it you wont regret it i PRomise!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school far exceeded my expectations. My son seemed lost in a sea of pupils at his previous high school. His grades were struggling. When we moved to Hesperia we enrolled our son and discovered a school that values each and every pupil. Academics along with morals and respect are taught here. My son now has 4 A's and 3 B's and his future seems bright.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school instills great leadership qualities in todays teens. The teachers have a strong desire to see that all Summit students are successful. By believing in them and showing them their own potential they have strengthened the students level of confidence. I think thats important.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school. As a part of it's Color Guard I can tlel you that yes there are extracurricular activities. The teachers here make sure you understand that the student understands 100% of what they're being taught and will relentlessly ensure that even after the final bell has rung.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very impressed with this school. My son had a difficult time in jr. high and never did homework I had to check his work nightly and then he still did not turn it in. Then he decided he wanted to go to this school. I am so happy because now he has almost straight a's. I never check his homework because he has accepted that responsibility. He has a goal and is working toward it. He loves the drill team and is proud of his school uniform and direction he is headed toward in life. Also I work for snowline and chose this school over Serrano.The scores are showing this school is right behind Serrano and moving up fast. So thank you for helping my student..

  • (7 years ago)

    The school does not offer any programs for either advanced students or support for the struggling ones. No music no art and no extracurricular activities other than bowling.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is my sons first year at Summit Leadership Academy. This has been good for him. It teaches students to be a team responsibility respect and much more.It is tougher than the public schools the standard is much higher. I love the fact that my son is in a school that the students must behave like ladies and gentlemen. My son loves the field trips and the special speakers they have on the campus. This is an awesome school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school good academics and discipline. Highly Recommended!

  • (9 years ago)

    this school is the best school ever i recamend it to anyone but its hard but its a miracle school you wont get to see diffrent things learn everything you need to know to be successful be taught to work together and live your dreams and feel like home and be able to wake up every morning put your uniform on shine your boots and say i cant wait to go to school!

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two students that are currently attending Summit Leadership Academy (freshman and sophomore). So far it has been great. The school has an emphasis on academics and parents are told immediately when a student reaches a C or lower and the students are put on contract. Because it is a smaller school the kids are closer with the faculty and staff. There are no sports teams currently but they are looking into starting some. The kids wear uniforms to school and have inspection once a week. This school is based on honor principles and is geared toward students that may want a career in the military police or firefighters area. You can see more at www.slahd.com.

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