2401 E. Baristo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Palm Springs High School serves 1,755 students in grades 9-12.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 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% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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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 grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,755 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
74 teachers
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School Rankings

Palm Springs High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#3905 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
23:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
7%
12%
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Hispanic
61%
54%
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Black
8%
5%
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White
21%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Graduation Rate
96%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
4  
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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1  
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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2  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,755 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58 (Top 50%)

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