Katherine Finchy Elementary School

Katherine Finchy Elementary School serves 650 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Katherine Finchy Elementary School operates within the Palm Springs Unf School District.

Overview

The student population of 650 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 650 students
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Katherine Finchy Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 22:1
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
6%
11%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
53%
52%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
11%
7%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
28%
26%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Katherine Finchy Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.63 0.42
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
53%
48%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
8%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 23,497 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,538 is less than the state average of $11,099. The district revenue/student has grown by 25% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,898 is less than the state average of $10,975. The district spending/student has grown by 42% over four years.
School District Name Palm Springs Unf School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
4
Number of Students Managed 23,497 1,667
Palm Springs Unf School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $257 MM $19 MM
Palm Springs Unf School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $265 MM $18 MM
Palm Springs Unf School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,538 $11,099
Palm Springs Unf School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,898 $10,975
Palm Springs Unf School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Palm Springs High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Raymond Cree Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vista Del Monte Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palm SpringsRaymond Cree Middle School
    1011 Vista Chino
    Palm SpringsCA 92262
    (760)416-8283
    0.5 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 991 students                      
  • Palm SpringsVirtual Pre
    980 East Tahquitz Canyon Dr
    Palm SpringsCA 92262
    (760)416-8402
    1 mi | Gr.  | n/a students                      
  • Palm SpringsVista Del Monte Elementary School
    2744 North Via Miraleste
    Palm SpringsCA 92262
    (760)416-8176
    1.2 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 407 students                      
  • Palm SpringsPalm Springs High School
    1 Negative Reviews
    2401 East Baristo Rd
    Palm SpringsCA 92262
    (760)778-0400
    1.7 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 2092 students                      
  • Palm SpringsRamon Alternative Center
    Alternative School
    2248 East Ramon Rd
    Palm SpringsCA 92264
    (760)778-0487
    Alternative School

    1.8 mi | Gr. 7-10 | 56 students                      

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