PROFICIENCY 27% 29% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
28%Palm Springs Unified
41%Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Palm Springs Unified" in Desert Hot Springs, CA. There are a total of 1,777 students and 75 teachers at Desert Hot Springs High, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 1,461 free lunch students and 207 reduced lunch students.

Desert Hot Springs High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 27.0%, which is 29% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch1461
Reduced lunch207


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Desert Hot Springs High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School11%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School43%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Desert Hot Springs High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 14.1% 14.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 7.9% 5.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.1% 3.8% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 75.5% 74.0% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.6% 0.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.4% 1.1% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Painted Hills Middle School18%0.8Desert Hot Springs, CA
Bella Vista Elementary18%1.3Desert Hot Springs, CA
Two Bunch Palms Elementary13%1.5Desert Hot Springs, CA
Cabot Yerxa Elementary13%1.6Desert Hot Springs, CA
Desert Springs Middle School16%1.7Desert Hot Springs, CA
Bubbling Wells Elementary19%2.6Garnet, CA
Julius Corsini Elementary18%3.4Desert Hot Springs, CA
Morongo Valley Elementary47%7.2Morongo Valley, CA
Vista Del Monte Elementary30%7.7Palm Springs, CA
Raymond Cree Middle School26%8.4Palm Springs, CA
Katherine Finchy Elementary42%8.9Palm Springs, CA
Palm Springs High38%10.1Palm Springs, CA

Desert Hot Springs demographics profile

StatisticDesert Hot SpringsCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)71923291
Median age65.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)68%52%55%
Speak English86%56%79%
Speak Spanish6%29%13%

Education level achieved in Desert Hot Springs

IndexDesert Hot SpringsCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade94.2%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school94.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college77.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree51.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors44.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters19.7%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree9.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.8%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Desert Hot Springs High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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