PROFICIENCY 18% 54% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
28%Palm Springs Unified
41%Desert Hot Springs

Painted Hills 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 845 students and 33 teachers at Painted Hills Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 726 free lunch students and 67 reduced lunch students.

Painted Hills Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 17.5%, which is 54% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch726
Reduced lunch67


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 Painted Hills 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

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

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.

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Painted Hills Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 15.5% 14.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 11.5% 5.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.2% 3.8% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 69.5% 74.0% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.5% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.2% 1.1% 3.1% 3.1%

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Desert Springs Middle School16%2.4Desert Hot Springs, CA
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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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