Cathedral City High School

69250 Dinah Shore Dr,

Cathedral City, CA, 92234-4713

Tel: (760)770-0100
Grades: 9-12

2,702 students

Cathedral City High School serves 2,702 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Cathedral City High School operates within the Palm Springs Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 2702 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,702 students
Cathedral City High School Total Students (1992-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 105 teachers
Cathedral City High School Total Classroom Teachers (1993-2012)
Students by Grade Cathedral City High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 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 26:1 22:1
Cathedral City High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1993-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
11%
Cathedral City High School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
80%
52%
Cathedral City High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
2%
7%
Cathedral City High School Black (1992-2012)
White
12%
26%
Cathedral City High School White (1992-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Cathedral City High School Sch Ethnicity Cathedral City 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.
0.35 0.64
Cathedral City High School Diversity Score (1992-2012)
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.
72%
10%
Cathedral City High 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
Cathedral City High 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 1,577
Palm Springs Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
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 (2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Nellie N. Coffman Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cathedral City Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Cathedral City Nellie N. Coffman Middle School
    34603 Plumley Rd
    Cathedral City , CA , 92234
    (760)770-8617
    0.5  mi  |  1108  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Cathedral City Cathedral City Elementary School
    69300 Converse Rd
    Cathedral City , CA , 92234
    (760)770-8583
    0.8  mi  |  811  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Cathedral City Sunny Sands Elementary School
    69310 Mccallum Way
    Cathedral City , CA , 92234
    (760)770-8635
    1.5  mi  |  960  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Cathedral City Mt. San Jacinto High School
    Alternative School
    30800 Landau Blvd
    Cathedral City , CA , 92234
    (760)770-8563
    Alternative School
    2  mi  |  504  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Cathedral City James Workman Middle School
    69300 30th Ave
    Cathedral City , CA , 92234
    (760)770-8540
    2.1  mi  |  1514  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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