Katherine Finchy Elementary School

  • Katherine Finchy Elementary School serves 651 students in grades KG-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 76%.
  • Katherine Finchy Elementary School operates within the Palm Springs Unified School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 651 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 651 students
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Katherine Finchy Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Katherine Finchy Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1 24:1
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
1%
1%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School American Indian Students (1990-2015)
Asian
4%
11%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
57%
54%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
8%
6%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
26%
24%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Katherine Finchy Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.60 0.41
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
63%
50%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
9%
Katherine Finchy Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Palm Springs Unified School District's student population of 23,240 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,234 in this district is less than the state average of $12,988. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,060 is less than the state average of $12,986. The district spending/student has grown by 10% over four years.
School District Name Palm Springs Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
28
4
Number of Students Managed 23,240 1,597
Palm Springs Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $262 MM $21 MM
Palm Springs Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $282 MM $21 MM
Palm Springs Unified School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,234 $12,988
Palm Springs Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,060 $12,986
Palm Springs Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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