PROFICIENCY 58% 51% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
35%Desert Sands Unified
50%La Quinta

La Quinta High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Desert Sands Unified" in La Quinta, CA. There are a total of 2,814 students and 90 teachers at La Quinta High, for a student to teacher ratio of 32 to 1. There are a total of 1,170 free lunch students and 315 reduced lunch students.

La Quinta High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 57.5%, which is 51% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio32:1
Free lunch1170
Reduced lunch315


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment333
Taking some courses237
Taking some courses (not tests)90
Passing some courses151
Passing no courses78

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 La Quinta High, there are a total of 333 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 237 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School39%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School76%

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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La Quinta High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 30.3% 21.0% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 2.7% 1.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 3.6% 2.6% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 61.7% 71.8% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.3% 2.4% 3.1% 3.1%

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La Quinta demographics profile

StatisticLa QuintaCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,90423291
Median age51.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%52%55%
Speak English74%56%79%
Speak Spanish19%29%13%

Education level achieved in La Quinta

IndexLa QuintaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade90.1%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school90.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college70.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree42.3%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.8%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters13.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The La Quinta 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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