PROFICIENCY 48% 26% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
35%Desert Sands Unified
50%Palm Desert
38%California

Palm Desert Charter Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Desert Sands Unified" in Palm Desert, CA. There are a total of 1,407 students and 48 teachers at Palm Desert Charter Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 30 to 1. There are a total of 536 free lunch students and 130 reduced lunch students.

Palm Desert Charter Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 48.0%, which is 26% higher than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1407
Teachers47.7
Student/Teacher ratio30:1
Free lunch536
Reduced lunch130

 

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 Palm Desert Charter 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

GradeProficiency
All40%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
645%
738%
837%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All56%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
656%
755%
859%
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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Palm Desert Charter Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
Caucasian 43.4% 21.0% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.0% 1.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 5.4% 2.6% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 45.2% 71.8% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.5% 2.4% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Abraham Lincoln Elementary36%0.1Palm Desert, CA
Palm Desert High60%0.7Palm Desert, CA
James Earl Carter Elementary60%0.8Palm Desert, CA
George Washington Charter62%1.3Palm Desert, CA
Rancho Mirage Elementary44%2.9Rancho Mirage, CA
Gerald R. Ford Elementary60%3.4Indian Wells, CA
Ronald Reagan Elementary36%3.6Palm Desert, CA
Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School35%4.1La Quinta, CA
James Monroe Elementary48%4.2Bermuda Dunes, CA
Benjamin Franklin Elementary31%5.3La Quinta, CA
La Quinta High58%5.4La Quinta, CA
John Adams Elementary30%5.5La Quinta, CA

Palm Desert demographics profile

StatisticPalm DesertCaliforniaNational
Population51,04538,654,206318,558,162
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 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%
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