PROFICIENCY 60% 58% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
35%Desert Sands Unified
36%Indian Wells

Gerald R. Ford Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Desert Sands Unified" in Indian Wells, CA. There are a total of 748 students and 29 teachers at Gerald R. Ford Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 274 free lunch students and 57 reduced lunch students.

Gerald R. Ford Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 60.0%, which is 58% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch274
Reduced lunch57


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 Gerald R. Ford Elementary, 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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Gerald R. Ford Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 43.5% 21.0% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.6% 1.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 4.5% 2.6% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 43.9% 71.8% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 6.0% 2.4% 3.1% 3.1%

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Indian Wells demographics profile

StatisticIndian WellsCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,12923291
Median age46.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)63%52%55%
Speak English75%56%79%
Speak Spanish20%29%13%

Education level achieved in Indian Wells

IndexIndian WellsCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade87.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school87.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college69.6%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.3%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors35.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters13.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Gerald R. Ford Elementary 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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