Principal -Mr. Erasmo Garcia

Assistant Principal - Ms. Meredith Greenwood

Dean of Students - Mr. Cameron Rowe


Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gates Open at 8:30 a.m.


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News & Announcements

Important dates for incoming 6th graders. Future Diamondback's day is Thursday, March 23 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Parent Night & Campus tour is March 23 from 4-6:00 p.m.
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School Site Council - March 21, 2023 - Agenda
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School Site Council Meeting March 21, 2023
Invitation and Public Comments Form for School Site Council March 21, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. vis Google Meet.
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Deadline to order 8th grade panoramic picture is March 31, 2023
All 8th graders must wear blue polos. Order your 8th grade panoramic pictures today!
Read More About Deadline to order 8th grade panoramic picture is March 31, 2023
DRA PTO fundraiser at Grocery Outlet
March 17-19 - Help raise money for DRA and save on your grocery bill at the same time!
Read More About DRA PTO fundraiser at Grocery Outlet

Upcoming Events

ELOP - Nickerson-Rossi Dance Alliance Session 2 is now forming. Please let us know if you are interested in learning hip hop or break dancing : Interest Form

ELO-P Morning Program 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday -  Registration Form & Information

ELO-P After School Program : 3:45 - 5:30 p.m. - Monday - Friday - Information & Registration Form 

ASES 2022-23

Please fill out this interest list for the after school ASES program   Parents will be notified by email if your child has been accepted into the ASES program.  If you do not receive an email, your child will automatically be placed on the waiting list.                                                                                  

  Report an Absence - 3 ways to report: 

  1. Use Google form to report an absence: Report Absence Form 

2. Call: 760-393-5500 (press 1 for attendance)

3. Email: Joshua Edwards, Office Specialist  - please include student's full name, ID number and reason for absence. 



Desert Ridge Academy fosters high expectations in social, emotional, and academic development, provides a safe and rigorous 21st century learning environment and leads the way with Accountability, Integrity, and Respect.


The Desert Ridge Academy community will be responsible global citizens and effective problem solvers who embrace a growth mindset.

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