Katherine Finchy Elementary School

Katherine Finchy Elementary School serves 651 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Katherine Finchy Elementary School operates within the Palm Springs Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 651 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 651 students
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Katherine Finchy Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 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 30:1 22:1
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
11%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
51%
52%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
9%
7%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
29%
26%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Katherine Finchy Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Katherine Finchy Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.65 0.42
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
64%
10%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
n/a
n/a
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 23,560 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Palm Springs Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
28
4
Number of Students Managed 23,560 1,671
Palm Springs Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $257 MM $19 MM
Palm Springs Unified School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $265 MM $18 MM
Palm Springs Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,538 $11,099
Palm Springs Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,898 $10,975
Palm Springs Unified School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Students Grades
  • Palm Springs Raymond Cree Middle School
    1011 Vista Chino
    Palm Springs , CA , 92262
    (760)416-8283
    0.5  mi  |  973  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Palm Springs Virtual Pre
    980 East Tahquitz Canyon Dr
    Palm Springs , CA , 92262
    (760)416-8402
    1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Palm Springs Vista Del Monte Elementary School
    2744 North Via Miraleste
    Palm Springs , CA , 92262
    (760)416-8176
    1.2  mi  |  441  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Palm Springs Palm Springs High School
    2401 East Baristo Rd
    Palm Springs , CA , 92262
    (760)778-0400
    1.7  mi  |  2164  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Palm Springs Ramon Alternative Center
    Alternative School
    2248 East Ramon Rd
    Palm Springs , CA , 92264
    (760)778-0487
    Alternative School
    1.8  mi  |  54  students  |  Gr.  7-10

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