Palm Springs High School

  • Palm Springs High School serves 1,755 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Palm Springs 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 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Palm Springs High School's student population of 1,755 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 74 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,755 students
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Total Classroom Teachers74 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palm Springs High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palm Springs High School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#4087 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
7%
12%
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Hispanic
61%
54%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
21%
23%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.580.64
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Graduation Rate≥99%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalm Springs Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Palm Springs High School is Desert Learning Academy (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palm Springs Desert Learning Academy Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 197 students
    0.3 miles
    2248 E. Ramon Rd.
    Palm Springs, CA 92264
    (760)778-0487
    0.3 K-12 197
  • Palm Springs Cielo Vista Charter Charter School
    Grades: K-8 | 947 students
    1.0 miles
    650 S. Paseo Dorotea
    Palm Springs, CA 92264
    (760)416-8250
    1.0 K-8 947
  • Palm Springs Virtual Pre

    1.1 miles
    980 E. Tahquitz Canyon Dr.
    Palm Springs, CA 92262
    (760)416-8402
    1.1 n/a n/a
  • Palm Springs Cahuilla Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 546 students
    1.4 miles
    833 E. Mesquite Ave.
    Palm Springs, CA 92264
    (760)325-8161
    1.4 K-5 546
  • Cathedral City Agua Caliente Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 526 students
    1.7 miles
    30-800 San Luis Rey Plaza
    Cathedral City, CA 92234
    (760)416-8235
    1.7 K-5 526

School Reviews

  2.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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The school office has its pros and cons but I got to say, it's one of the best schools in the Coachella Valley, there's about currently 1,000 to 2,000 kids at the school so everybody knows everybody. Currently, we are in a pandemic so schools out but I really miss PS because it is a great school.
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Horrible staff & administration is worse. Almost got my grandson drowned by telling him to leave school when major flash flood warnings. He got caught in a flood and had to be rescued. He has disabilities and school never apologized. They are always horrible about helping with true success or making things right. This whole school district is terrible. Principals, vice principals & superintendent are the worst. Teachers truly unconcerned and selfish. It's all about them.
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The school needs to do something about bullys at this school. The administration dont care and they treat the kids like adults just to deal with their issues. We raise our kids to tell someone when they need help only this school would rather ignore the problem and get rid of the person who is doing the complaining. Will this ever end.
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