Desert Sands Unified School District

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Overview

School District NameDesert Sands Unified School District
School District Websitehttp://www.dsusd.us/dsusd/
School District Phone Number(760) 777-4200
School District Grades OfferedKG - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (CA)
# of Schools34 Schools10,322 Schools
# of Students28,708 Students6,196,271 Students
# of Teachers1,146 Teachers264,754 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1

District Comparison

  • Desert Sands Unified School District, which is ranked #479 of all 1,013 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#487 out of 989 school districts
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Desert Sands Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desert Sands Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Desert Sands Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.430.64
# of American Indian Students80 Students32,941 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students806 Students719,599 Students
% Asian Students
3%
12%
# of Hispanic Students21,058 Students3,366,608 Students
% Hispanic Students
73%
54%
# of Black Students466 Students337,796 Students
% Black Students
2%
5%
# of White Students5,440 Students1,437,339 Students
% White Students
19%
23%
# of Hawaiian Students32 Students28,785 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# of Two or more races Students826 Students273,002 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: - -
# of Students in Kindergarten:2,307530,276
# of Students in 1st Grade:2,037455,064
# of Students in 2nd Grade:1,933454,352
# of Students in 3rd Grade:1,902446,005
# of Students in 4th Grade:2,053465,237
# of Students in 5th Grade:2,215470,637
# of Students in 6th Grade:2,240484,746
# of Students in 7th Grade:2,294474,570
# of Students in 8th Grade:2,293472,071
# of Students in 9th Grade:2,377493,593
# of Students in 10th Grade:2,337481,887
# of Students in 11th Grade:2,431473,739
# of Students in 12th Grade:2,234485,939
# of Ungraded Students:558,155

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $14,550 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,053. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $14,067 is less than the state median of $14,597. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (CA)
Total Revenue$418 MM$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of Desert Sands Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$404 MM$27 MM
This chart display total spending of Desert Sands Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$14,550$15,053
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Desert Sands Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$14,067$14,597
This chart display average spending per public school student in Desert Sands Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Desert Sands Unified School District Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • James Monroe Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 74%
    Rank:
    10/
    10
    , Top 10%
    42-100 Yucca Ln.
    Indio, CA 92203
    (760) 772-4130

    Grades: K-5 | 660 students
  • George Washington Charter Charter School
    Math: 68% | Reading: 76%
    Rank:
    10/
    10
    , Top 10%
    45-768 Portola Ave.
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
    (760) 862-4350

    Grades: K-5 | 832 students
  • James Earl Carter Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 68%
    Rank:
    9/
    10
    , Top 20%
    74-251 Hovley Ln. E.
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
    (760) 862-4370

    Grades: K-5 | 663 students
  • Gerald R. Ford Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 67%
    Rank:
    9/
    10
    , Top 20%
    44-210 Warner Trail
    Indian Wells, CA 92210
    (760) 772-4120

    Grades: K-5 | 759 students
  • Martin Van Buren Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 59%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    47-733 Van Buren St.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 775-3870

    Grades: K-5 | 634 students
  • Amelia Earhart Elementary School Of International Studies Math: 52% | Reading: 59%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    45-250 Dune Palms Rd.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 200-3720

    Grades: K-5 | 904 students
  • Ronald Reagan Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 59%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    39-800 Liberty Dr.
    Palm Desert, CA 92211
    (760) 772-0456

    Grades: K-5 | 892 students
  • Harry S. Truman Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 59%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    78-870 Ave. 50
    La Quinta, CA 92253
    (760) 777-4240

    Grades: K-5 | 672 students
  • Palm Desert High School Math: 34% | Reading: 76%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    74-910 Aztec Rd.
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
    (760) 862-4300

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,972 student
  • Palm Desert Charter Middle School Charter School
    Math: 46% | Reading: 58%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    74-200 Rutledge Way
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
    (760) 862-4320

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,408 student
  • John Glenn Middle School Of International Studies Math: 40% | Reading: 52%
    Rank:
    7/
    10
    , Top 50%
    79-655 Miles Ave.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 200-3700

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,300 student
  • La Quinta High School Math: 27% | Reading: 62%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    79-255 W.ward Ho Dr.
    La Quinta, CA 92253
    (760) 772-4150

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,691 students
  • Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Junior Academy Magnet School
    Math: 35% | Reading: 50%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    47-368 Monroe St.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 863-1544

    Grades: K-5 | 722 students
  • Carrillo Ranch Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 38% | Reading: 46%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    43-775 Madison St.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 238-9700

    Grades: K-5 | 647 students
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 46%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    77-800 Calle Tampico
    La Quinta, CA 92253
    (760) 238-9424

    Grades: K-5 | 714 students
  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 45%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    74-100 Rutledge Way
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
    (760) 862-4340

    Grades: K-5 | 619 students
  • Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School Math: 31% | Reading: 44%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    43-495 Palm Royale Dr.
    La Quinta, CA 92253
    (760) 238-9710

    Grades: 6-8 | 673 students
  • Shadow Hills High School Math: 20% | Reading: 55%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    39-225 Jefferson St.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 393-5400

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,100 students
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary School Math: 32% | Reading: 38%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    44-640 Clinton St.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 863-3680

    Grades: K-5 | 570 students
  • Andrew Jackson Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 41%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    82-850 Kenner Ave.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 775-3830

    Grades: K-5 | 606 students
  • John F. Kennedy Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 33% | Reading: 35%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    45-100 Clinton St.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 775-3840

    Grades: K-5 | 497 students
  • Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School Math: 28% | Reading: 37%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    83-200 Dr. Carreon Blvd.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 775-3860

    Grades: K-5 | 578 students
  • Desert Ridge Academy Math: 26% | Reading: 37%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    79-767 Ave. 39
    Indio, CA 92203
    (760) 393-5500

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,407 student
  • James Madison Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 31%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    80-845 Ave. 46
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 775-3850

    Grades: K-5 | 540 students
  • Herbert Hoover Elementary School Math: 30% | Reading: 28%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    44-300 Monroe St.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 775-3820

    Grades: K-5 | 440 students
  • La Quinta Middle School Math: 25% | Reading: 33%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    78-900 Ave. 50
    La Quinta, CA 92253
    (760) 777-4220

    Grades: 6-8 | 563 students
  • Horizon Alternative School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    43-330 Palm Royale Dr.
    La Quinta, CA 92253
    (760) 238-9720

    Grades: K-12 | 223 students
  • Indio High School Magnet School
    Math: 12% | Reading: 40%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    81-750 Ave. 46
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 775-3550

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,986 student
  • Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School Math: 19% | Reading: 28%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    83-391 Dillon Ave.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 775-3810

    Grades: K-5 | 474 students
  • Indio Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 14% | Reading: 29%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    81-195 Miles Ave.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 775-3800

    Grades: 6-8 | 795 students
  • Summit High (Continuation School) Alternative School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    43-330 Palm Royale Dr.
    La Quinta, CA 92253
    (760) 238-9760

    Grades: 10-12 | 292 students
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 9% | Reading: 24%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    83-089 Highway 111
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 863-3660

    Grades: 6-8 | 653 students
  • Amistad High (Continuation School) Alternative School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    83-501 Dillon Ave.
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 775-3570

    Grades: 9-12 | 221 students
  • John Adams Early Childhood Learning Center
    50-800 Desert Club Dr.
    La Quinta, CA 92253
    (760) 777-4260

    Grades: K-1 | 1 student
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