Palm Springs Unified School District

150 District Center Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264-3626
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Palm Springs Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 28 public schools serving 21,301 students in Palm Springs Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Palm Springs Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
28 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
21,301 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
980 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

Palm Springs Unified School District, which is ranked #779 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 87% has decreased from 89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
#758 out of 1200 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Palm Springs Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
21%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Palm Springs 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 2020-21 school year data.
42%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Palm Springs 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 2020-21 school year data.
87%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Palm Springs Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.34
0.63
# American Indian Students
91 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
540 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
3%
12%
# Hispanic Students
17,179 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
81%
56%
# Black Students
910 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
4%
5%
# White Students
2,011 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
9%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
20 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
542 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,604
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,517
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,559
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,630
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,543
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,570
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,582
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,584
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,627
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,731
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,832
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,743
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,779
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $22,071 is higher than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 22% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,006 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$470 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of Palm Springs Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$405 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of Palm Springs Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$22,071
$19,806
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Palm Springs Unified  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,006
$18,241
This chart display average spending per public school student in Palm Springs Unified  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Palm Springs Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cielo Vista Charter
Charter School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 66% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
650 S. Paseo Dorotea
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 416-8250
Grades: K-8
| 847 students
Rank: #22.
Katherine Finchy Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 56% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
777 E. Tachevah Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 416-8190
Grades: K-5
| 562 students
Rank: #33.
Rancho Mirage Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 55% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
42-985 Indian Trail Rd.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 836-3680
Grades: K-5
| 330 students
Rank: #44.
Rio Vista Elementary School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
67-700 Verona Rd.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 416-0032
Grades: K-5
| 637 students
Rank: #55.
Vista Del Monte Elementary School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 49% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2744 N. Via Miraleste
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 416-8176
Grades: K-5
| 487 students
Rank: #66.
Sunny Sands Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 47% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
69-310 Mccallum Way
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-8635
Grades: K-5
| 658 students
Rank: #77.
Cathedral City High School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
69250 Dinah Shore Dr.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-0100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,537 students
Rank: #88.
Desert Hot Springs High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
65850 Pierson Blvd.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 288-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,807 students
Rank: #99.
Palm Springs High School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2401 E. Baristo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 778-0400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,617 students
Rank: #1010.
Della S. Lindley Elementary School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 45% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
31-495 Robert Rd.
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
(760) 343-7570
Grades: K-5
| 572 students
Rank: #1111.
Cahuilla Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 42% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
833 E. Mesquite Ave.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 416-8161
Grades: K-5
| 411 students
Rank: #1212.
James Workman Middle School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 49% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
69-300 30th Ave.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-8540
Grades: 6-8
| 1,050 students
Rank: #1313.
Landau Elementary School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 43% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
30310 Landau Blvd.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-8600
Grades: K-5
| 627 students
Rank: #1414.
Desert Learning Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2248 E. Ramon Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 778-0487
Grades: K-12
| 823 students
Rank: #1515.
Raymond Cree Middle School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 42% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1011 Vista Chino
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 416-8283
Grades: 6-8
| 727 students
Rank: #1616.
Bubbling Wells Elementary School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 37% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
67501 Camino Campanero
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 251-7230
Grades: K-5
| 649 students
Rank: #1717.
Cabot Yerxa Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 31% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
67067 Desert View
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 251-2223
Grades: K-5
| 641 students
Rank: #1818.
Rancho Mirage High School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
31001 Rattler Rd.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 416-6055
Grades: 9-12
| 1,512 students
Rank: #1919.
Two Bunch Palms Elementary School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 33% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
14250 W. Dr.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 251-7220
Grades: K-5
| 671 students
Rank: #2020.
Agua Caliente Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 27% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
30-800 San Luis Rey Plaza
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 416-8235
Grades: K-5
| 572 students
Rank: #2121.
Nellie N. Coffman Middle School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 33% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
34-603 Plumley Rd.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-8617
Grades: 6-8
| 951 students
Rank: #2222.
Bella Vista Elementary School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 38% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
65750 Avenida Jalisco
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 251-7244
Grades: K-5
| 731 students
Rank: #2323.
Julius Corsini Elementary School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 31% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
68750 Hacienda Dr.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 251-7260
Grades: K-5
| 383 students
Rank: #2424.
Desert Springs Middle School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 33% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
66-755 Two Bunch Palms Trail
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 251-7200
Grades: 6-8
| 800 students
Rank: #2525.
Cathedral City Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
69300 Converse Rd.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-8583
Grades: K-5
| 649 students
Rank: #2626.
Painted Hills Middle School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 25% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
9250 Sonora Dr.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 251-1551
Grades: 6-8
| 754 students
Rank: #2727.
Mt. San Jacinto High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
30800 Landau Blvd.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-8563
Grades: 9-12
| 296 students
Rank: n/an/a
Virtual Pre
150 District Center Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 883-2700
Grades: n/a
| 0 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Palm Springs Unified School District?
Palm Springs Unified School District manages 28 public schools serving 21,301 students.
What is the rank of Palm Springs Unified School District?
Palm Springs Unified School District is ranked #779 out of 1,167 school districts in California (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Palm Springs Unified School District?
81% of Palm Springs Unified School District students are Hispanic, 9% of students are White, 4% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Palm Springs Unified School District?
Palm Springs Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 22:1, which is equal to the California state average of 22:1.
What is Palm Springs Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $19,006 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 28 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 21,301 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : 87% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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