PROFICIENCY 16% 58% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
28%Palm Springs Unified
17%Desert Hot Springs
38%California

Desert Springs Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Palm Springs Unified" in Desert Hot Springs, CA. There are a total of 855 students and 38 teachers at Desert Springs Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 746 free lunch students and 80 reduced lunch students.

Desert Springs Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 16.0%, which is 58% lower than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students855
Teachers38.2
Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch746
Reduced lunch80

 

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 Springs Middle School, 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

GradeProficiency
All11%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
66-9%
710-14%
815-19%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All21%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
610-14%
720-24%
825-29%
High Schooln/a

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.

Desert Springs Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
White 11.9% 14.7% 24.1% 51.1%
Black 5.5% 5.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.5% 3.8% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 80.5% 74.0% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.1% 1.1% 3.1% 3.1%

Desert Hot Springs demographics profile

StatisticDesert Hot SpringsCaliforniaNational
Population28,09239,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)93025691
Median age33.236.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%52%55%
Speak English55%56%79%
Speak Spanish41%29%13%

Education level achieved in Desert Hot Springs

IndexDesert Hot SpringsCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade66.4%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school63.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college39.2%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree18.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Desert Springs Middle School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.