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

School Site Council Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023
Public Comments Form - Discover what’s happening in our school! Come and make a difference! Our purpose is to improve academic achievement for all students!
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Officer Timothy Lopez is DRA's new SRO
Officer Lopez W425 started with the Indio Police Department in September 2019 and successfully graduated from the Police Academy in April 2020. He became a School Resource Officer that August and started an assignment at Indio High School.
Read More About Officer Timothy Lopez is DRA's new SRO
Mr. Rowe is DRA's new dean of students
I am excited to join DRA as the new Dean of Students. I am looking forward to working with all of you to foster a positive and supportive learning environment for our students.
Read More About Mr. Rowe is DRA's new dean of students

Upcoming Events

School Site Council Public Comments

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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