James Earl Carter Elementary School

74-251 Hovley Ln. E.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 528 students in grades Kindergarten-5, James Earl Carter Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is equal to the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 528 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : 55% (Top 1% in CA)
  • : 70% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

James Earl Carter Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

James Earl Carter Elementary School's student population of 528 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
528 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of James Earl Carter Elementary School is 0.66, which is more 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)
(18-19)
55%
40%
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(18-19)
70%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
12%
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Hispanic
47%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
32%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
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 schools are James Earl Carter Elementary School often compared to?
James Earl Carter Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, James Monroe Elementary School, Gerald R. Ford Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 70% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend James Earl Carter Elementary School?
528 students attend James Earl Carter Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of James Earl Carter Elementary School students are Hispanic, 32% of students are White, 11% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of James Earl Carter Elementary School?
James Earl Carter Elementary School has a student ration of 21:1, which is equal to the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does James Earl Carter Elementary School offer ?
James Earl Carter Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is James Earl Carter Elementary School part of?
James Earl Carter Elementary School is part of Desert Sands Unified School District.

School Calendar

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Last Day of School
June 05, 2024 (Wednesday)
First Day of Summer High School
June 10, 2024 (Monday)
First Day of School
August 20, 2024 (Tuesday)
No School (Thanksgiving Break)
November 25, 2024 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 528 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : 55% (Top 1%)
  • : 70% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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