PROFICIENCY 24% 37% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
35%Desert Sands Unified
50%La Quinta

La Quinta Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Desert Sands Unified" in La Quinta, CA. There are a total of 537 students and 18 teachers at La Quinta Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 30 to 1. There are a total of 385 free lunch students and 63 reduced lunch students.

La Quinta Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 24.0%, which is 37% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio30:1
Free lunch385
Reduced lunch63


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 La Quinta 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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La Quinta Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 10.2% 21.0% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 2.5% 1.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.0% 2.6% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 82.4% 71.8% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.1% 2.4% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Harry S. Truman Elementary42%0.1La Quinta, CA
John Adams Elementary30%1.0La Quinta, CA
Benjamin Franklin Elementary31%1.3La Quinta, CA
La Quinta High58%1.9La Quinta, CA
Mountain Vista Elementary20%2.3Indio, CA
Amelia Earhart Elementary School Of International Studies52%2.4Indio, CA
John Glenn Middle School Of International Studies45%2.5Indio, CA
James Madison Elementary25%2.7Indio, CA
Indio Middle School20%3.2Indio, CA
Gerald R. Ford Elementary60%3.2Indian Wells, CA
Indio High27%3.3Indio, CA
Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Jr. Academy39%3.3Indio, CA

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 Middle School 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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