Desert Hot Springs High School

Desert Hot Springs High School serves 1,861 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Desert Hot Springs High School operates within the Palm Springs Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 1861 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,861 students
Desert Hot Springs High School Total Students (2000-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Desert Hot Springs High School Total Classroom Teachers (2000-2012)
Students by Grade Desert Hot Springs High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1 22:1
Desert Hot Springs High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2000-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
11%
Desert Hot Springs High School Asian (2000-2012)
Hispanic
74%
52%
Desert Hot Springs High School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
7%
7%
Desert Hot Springs High School Black (2000-2012)
White
16%
26%
Desert Hot Springs High School White (2000-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Desert Hot Springs High School Sch Ethnicity Desert Hot Springs High 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.
0.43 0.64
Desert Hot Springs High School Diversity Score (2000-2012)
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.
81%
10%
Desert Hot Springs High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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
Desert Hot Springs High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2011)

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 1,577
Palm Springs Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Palm Springs Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2008)
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 Mt. San Jacinto High School (9.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Painted Hills Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Edward L. Wenzlaff Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Desert Hot Springs Edward L. Wenzlaff Elementary School
    11625 West Dr
    Desert Hot Springs , CA , 92240
    (760)251-7244
    0.2  mi  |  694  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Desert Hot Springs Two Bunch Palms Elementary School
    14250 West Dr
    Desert Hot Springs , CA , 92240
    (760)251-7220
    1.2  mi  |  823  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Desert Hot Springs Cabot Yerxa Elementary School
    67067 Desert View
    Desert Hot Springs , CA , 92240
    (760)251-2223
    1.3  mi  |  779  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Desert Hot Springs Painted Hills Middle School
    9250 Sonora Dr
    Desert Hot Springs , CA , 92240
    (760)416-6000
    1.4  mi  |  787  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Desert Hot Springs Desert Springs Middle School
    66755 Two Bunch Palms Trail
    Desert Hot Springs , CA , 92240
    (760)251-7200
    1.5  mi  |  883  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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