Palm Desert school information

IndexPalm DesertCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores50%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools48,30879,221
Total private schools103,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
The Palm Desert, CA educational system consists of 4 public schools, 10 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Palm Desert public schools have average test scores of 50% which is 31% higher than than the California average and 2% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Palm Desert public schools is 22:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.0% have completed high school, 34.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Palm Desert are 2% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Palm Desert.
  • 90.1% of people in Palm Desert have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.0% of people in Palm Desert have completed high school.
  • 34.8% of people in Palm Desert have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Palm Desert

IndexPalm DesertCaliforniaNational
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%

Highest level of education achieved in Palm Desert (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Indian Wells, CA5,19460%22%
Bermuda Dunes, CA7,33948%3%
Rancho Mirage, CA17,87641%16%
La Quinta, CA39,80136%26%
Palm Springs, CA46,71436%27%
Palm Desert, CA51,04550%2%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Levittown, NY51,07368%39%
Irondequoit, NY51,13558%18%
Pinellas Park, FL50,94640%19%
Grand Island, NE50,89574%51%
Enid, OK50,89167%35%
Palm Desert, CA51,04550%2%
Source: The Palm Desert, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.