PROFICIENCY 60% 58% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
35%Desert Sands Unified
50%Palm Desert
38%California

Palm Desert High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Desert Sands Unified" in Palm Desert, CA. There are a total of 2,016 students and 69 teachers at Palm Desert High, for a student to teacher ratio of 29 to 1. There are a total of 677 free lunch students and 192 reduced lunch students.

Palm Desert High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 60.0%, which is 58% higher than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students2016
Teachers69.4
Student/Teacher ratio29:1
Free lunch677
Reduced lunch192

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment504
Taking some courses379
Taking some courses (not tests)122
Passing some courses226
Passing no courses151

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 High, there are a total of 504 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 379 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All41%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School41%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All79%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School79%

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.

Palm Desert High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
White 48.0% 21.0% 24.1% 51.1%
Black 2.1% 1.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 5.1% 2.6% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 41.2% 71.8% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.6% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.7% 2.4% 3.1% 3.1%

Palm Desert demographics profile

StatisticPalm DesertCaliforniaNational
Population51,04539,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,90425691
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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Source: The Palm Desert High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.