PROFICIENCY 38% 2% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
28%Palm Springs Unified
17%Palm Springs

Palm Springs High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Palm Springs Unified" in Palm Springs, CA. There are a total of 1,782 students and 71 teachers at Palm Springs High, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 1,153 free lunch students and 207 reduced lunch students.

Palm Springs High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 37.5%, which is 2% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch1153
Reduced lunch207


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 Springs High, 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 School25%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School50%

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 Springs High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 26.5% 14.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 7.9% 5.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 8.2% 3.8% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 55.0% 74.0% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.1% 0.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.0% 1.1% 3.1% 3.1%

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Palm Springs demographics profile

StatisticPalm SpringsCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)93023291
Median age33.236.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%52%55%
Speak English55%56%79%
Speak Spanish41%29%13%

Education level achieved in Palm Springs

IndexPalm SpringsCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade66.4%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school63.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college39.2%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree18.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.6%1.3%
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