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 2023 school year, there are 6 public high schools serving 7,211 students in Palm Springs Unified School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in California.
Public High Schools in Palm Springs Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the California public high school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 54% statewide average).
Public High School in Palm Springs Unified School District have a Graduation Rate of 91%, which is more than the California average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Cathedral City High School, with 96% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in California or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public high school average of 76% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
28 Schools
2,790 Schools
# Students
21,698 Students
2,173,419 Students
# Teachers
963 Teachers
97,973 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
0.64
# American Indian Students
100 Students
11,570 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
577 Students
250,735 Students
% Asian Students
3%
12%
# Hispanic Students
17,340 Students
1,175,946 Students
% Hispanic Students
80%
54%
# Black Students
980 Students
116,378 Students
% Black Students
5%
5%
# White Students
2,144 Students
512,001 Students
% White Students
10%
24%
# Hawaiian Students
20 Students
9,673 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
537 Students
96,321 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,612
19,985
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,584
18,487
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,608
18,457
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,604
18,345
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,561
18,258
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,642
18,443
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,609
27,719
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,653
38,395
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,735
40,509
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,872
499,416
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,754
493,484
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,697
477,410
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,767
484,511
# 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 stayed relatively flat 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 stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$373 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
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 High Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • 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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