La Quinta High School

79-255 Blackhawk Way
La Quinta, CA 92253
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
La Quinta High School serves 2,582 students in grades 9-12.
La Quinta High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,582 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

La Quinta High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

La Quinta High School's student population of 2,582 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 98 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,582 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
98 teachers
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School Rankings

La Quinta High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 La Quinta High School is 0.40, 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
#1471 out of 3649 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
76%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
16%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.40
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Graduation Rate
97%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
20%
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 La Quinta High School's ranking?
La Quinta High School is ranked #1471 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are La Quinta High School often compared to?
La Quinta High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Coachella Valley High School, Palm Desert High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of La Quinta High School?
The graduation rate of La Quinta High School is 97%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend La Quinta High School?
2,582 students attend La Quinta High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of La Quinta High School students are Hispanic, 16% of students are White, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of La Quinta High School?
La Quinta High School has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does La Quinta High School offer ?
La Quinta High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is La Quinta High School part of?
La Quinta High School is part of Desert Sands Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,582 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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