Palm Desert High School
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 2,129 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 28:1
- Minority Enrollment: 61%
- Graduation Rate: 97% (Top 5% in CA)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50%
- Math Proficiency: 34% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 67% (Top 20%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
Palm Desert High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
- Palm Desert High School is a secondary school located in Palm Desert, California. The school is a part of the Desert Sands Unified School District.
- Palm Desert High School was founded in 1986. Many of Palm Desert High School Students come from Palm Desert Middle School. It offers many extra curricular activities, strong academics, and good sport programs.
- Academics: Palm Desert High School is the top school in Riverside County, in terms of academics. It consisently has high standardized test scores, and a vast majority of its students attend some form of college. It offers a multitude of Advanced Placement and Honors courses.
- Sports: Palm Desert's mascot is the Aztec. It has notable Tennis, Golf, Swimming, Baseball,Basketball, Football, and Water Polo teams. Its main rival is La Quinta High School.
- Notable alumni: Alison Lohman - Actress. Josh Homme - Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, and Kyuss.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Palm Desert High School's ranking?
Palm Desert High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest graduation rate (Top 5%).
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 67% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Palm Desert High School?
The graduation rate of Palm Desert High School is 97%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Palm Desert High School?
2,129 students attend Palm Desert High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Palm Desert High School students are Hispanic, 39% of students are White, 6% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Palm Desert High School?
Palm Desert High School has a student ration of 28:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.
What grades does Palm Desert High School offer ?
Palm Desert High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Palm Desert High School part of?
Palm Desert High School is part of Desert Sands Unified School District.
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