PROFICIENCY 42% 9% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
28%Palm Springs Unified
41%Palm Springs

Katherine Finchy Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Palm Springs Unified" in Palm Springs, CA. There are a total of 651 students and 26 teachers at Katherine Finchy Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. There are a total of 413 free lunch students and 46 reduced lunch students.

Katherine Finchy Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 41.5%, which is 9% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio25:1
Free lunch413
Reduced lunch46


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 Katherine Finchy Elementary, 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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Katherine Finchy Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 24.3% 14.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 10.1% 5.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 4.9% 3.8% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 55.4% 74.0% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.1% 0.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.9% 1.1% 3.1% 3.1%

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Palm Springs demographics profile

StatisticPalm SpringsCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)71923291
Median age65.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)68%52%55%
Speak English86%56%79%
Speak Spanish6%29%13%

Education level achieved in Palm Springs

IndexPalm SpringsCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade94.2%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school94.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college77.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree51.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors44.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters19.7%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree9.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.8%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Katherine Finchy Elementary 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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