Desert Learning Academy

2248 E. Ramon Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 823 students in grades Kindergarten-12, Desert Learning Academy ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-29% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-49% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 823 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 33:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • : 65-69% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Desert Learning Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Desert Learning Academy's student population of 823 students has grown by 277% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 92% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
823 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Desert Learning Academy ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Desert Learning Academy is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
#2186 out of 3649 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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20-29%
34%
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40-49%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
33:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
73%
56%
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Black
8%
5%
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White
12%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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0.45
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65-69%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
7%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desert Learning Academy's ranking?
Desert Learning Academy is ranked #2186 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 40-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Desert Learning Academy?
The graduation rate of Desert Learning Academy is 65-69%, which is lower than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Desert Learning Academy?
823 students attend Desert Learning Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Desert Learning Academy students are Hispanic, 12% of students are White, 8% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Desert Learning Academy?
Desert Learning Academy has a student ration of 33:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Desert Learning Academy offer ?
Desert Learning Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12
What school district is Desert Learning Academy part of?
Desert Learning Academy is part of Palm Springs Unified School District.

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Last Day of School
June 07, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 823 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 33:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • : 65-69% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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