Palm Springs Unified School District

150 District Center Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264-3626
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
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 2022-23 school year, there are 28 public schools serving 21,698 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 28% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Palm Springs Unified School District are Cielo Vista Charter, Katherine Finchy Elementary School and Rancho Mirage Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Palm Springs Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
28 Schools
10,296 Schools
# Students
21,698 Students
5,952,849 Students
# Teachers
963 Teachers
264,836 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

Palm Springs Unified School District, which is ranked #1226 of all 1,873 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 87% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#1196 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Palm Springs Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
40%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
51%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
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 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.35
0.63
# American Indian Students
100 Students
28,347 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
577 Students
702,454 Students
% Asian Students
3%
12%
# Hispanic Students
17,340 Students
3,303,290 Students
% Hispanic Students
80%
56%
# Black Students
980 Students
306,607 Students
% Black Students
5%
5%
# White Students
2,144 Students
1,290,657 Students
% White Students
10%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
20 Students
25,750 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
537 Students
294,072 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,612
458,222
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,584
423,251
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,608
429,440
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,604
436,251
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,561
443,978
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,642
446,282
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,609
437,766
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,653
457,689
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,735
465,106
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,872
499,437
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,754
493,491
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,697
477,411
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,767
484,525
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,178 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,734. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,160 is less than the state median of $19,832. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$373 MM
$29 MM
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Spending (19-20)
$416 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,178
$19,734
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Palm Springs Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,160
$19,832
This chart display average spending per public school student in Palm Springs Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Palm Springs Unified School District Public Schools (2022-23)

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
| 871 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
| 606 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
| 365 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
| 663 students
Rank: #55.
Palm Springs High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2401 E. Baristo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 778-0400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,589 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 553 students
Rank: #77.
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
| 711 students
Rank: #88.
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
| 593 students
Rank: #99.
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
| 428 students
Rank: #1010.
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
| 1,129 students
Rank: #1111.
Cathedral City High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
69250 Dinah Shore Dr.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-0100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,607 students
Rank: #1212.
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
| 663 students
Rank: #1313.
Rancho Mirage High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
31001 Rattler Rd.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 416-6055
Grades: 9-12
| 1,518 students
Rank: #1414.
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
| 779 students
Rank: #1515.
Cathedral City Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
69300 Converse Rd.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-8583
Grades: K-5
| 656 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
| 662 students
Rank: #1717.
Desert Learning Academy
Alternative School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2248 E. Ramon Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 778-0487
Grades: K-12
| 247 students
Rank: #1818.
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
| 673 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
| 715 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
| 590 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
| 1,029 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
| 758 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
| 393 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
| 874 students
Rank: #2525.
Desert Hot Springs High School
Math: 14% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
65850 Pierson Blvd.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 288-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,844 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) 416-6000
Grades: 6-8
| 776 students
Rank: #2727.
Mt. San Jacinto High School
Alternative School
Math: 6% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
30800 Landau Blvd.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-8563
Grades: 9-12
| 406 students
Rank: n/an/a
Virtual Pre
150 District Center Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 883-2700
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 28 schools
  • Grades: K-12
  • Enrollment: 21,698 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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