Sunny Sands Elementary School

  • Sunny Sands Elementary School serves 762 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Sunny Sands Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

School Overview

  • Sunny Sands Elementary School's student population of 762 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students762 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sunny Sands Elementary 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 25:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sunny Sands Elementary School is 0.29, 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 Testing Rank#4106 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
50%
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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
82%
54%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
7%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.290.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sunny Sands Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
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

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