Palm Springs High School

  • Palm Springs High School serves 1,756 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 34% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 63% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

Palm Springs High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Palm Springs High School's student population of 1,756 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,756 students
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Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palm Springs High School's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palm Springs High School is 0.57, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#4318 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
7%
11%
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Hispanic
61%
54%
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Black
9%
6%
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White
22%
24%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Palm Springs High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.570.64
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Graduation Rate
97%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Palm Springs High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalm Springs Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palm Springs Desert Learning Academy Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 133 students
    0.3 miles
    2248 E. Ramon Rd.
    Palm Springs, CA 92264
    (760)778-0487
    0.3 K-12 133
  • Palm Springs Cielo Vista Charter Charter School
    Grades: K-8 | 913 students
    1.0 miles
    650 S. Paseo Dorotea
    Palm Springs, CA 92264
    (760)416-8250
    1.0 K-8 913
  • Palm Springs Virtual Pre Magnet School
    Grades: M
    1.1 miles
    980 E. Tahquitz Canyon Dr.
    Palm Springs, CA 92262
    (760)416-8402
    1.1 M n/a
  • Palm Springs Cahuilla Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 538 students
    1.4 miles
    833 E. Mesquite Ave.
    Palm Springs, CA 92264
    (760)325-8161
    1.4 K-5 538
  • Cathedral City Agua Caliente Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 567 students
    1.7 miles
    30-800 San Luis Rey Plaza
    Cathedral City, CA 92234
    (760)416-8235
    1.7 K-5 567

School Reviews

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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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