George Washington Charter

45-768 Portola Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
George Washington Charter serves 741 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
George Washington Charter placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 741 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

George Washington Charter ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

George Washington Charter's student population of 741 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
741 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

George Washington Charter is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of George Washington Charter is 0.61, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#464 out of 3649 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
12%
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Hispanic
30%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
54%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
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 George Washington Charter's ranking?
George Washington Charter is ranked #464 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in California.
What schools are George Washington Charter often compared to?
George Washington Charteris often viewed alongside schools like James Monroe Elementary School, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, James Earl Carter Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
52% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 66% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend George Washington Charter?
741 students attend George Washington Charter.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of George Washington Charter students are White, 30% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of George Washington Charter?
George Washington Charter has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does George Washington Charter offer ?
George Washington Charter offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is George Washington Charter part of?
George Washington Charter is part of Desert Sands Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 741 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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