Best Public Schools in Cathedral City, CA


The city of Cathedral City, California is home to 9 schools serving students from elementary through high school, all part of the Palm Springs Unified School District. While the district as a whole is ranked 1044 out of 1560 in California and has a 2-star rating, a few standout schools emerge from the data, including Cathedral City High School and Sunny Sands Elementary.

Cathedral City High School stands out with the best student-teacher ratio (20.1) among the high schools and a relatively high 4-year graduation rate of 93.8%. Sunny Sands Elementary has the highest student-teacher ratio (22.5) among elementary schools, but also the highest performance on standardized tests, with students scoring above the district and state averages in both English Language Arts and Mathematics.

However, the data also reveals significant challenges facing the Cathedral City school system. All schools have very high rates of free/reduced lunch recipients, ranging from 96.52% to 98.64%, indicating high levels of poverty in the community. Chronic absenteeism is also a major concern, with several schools having rates above 30%. While some schools perform above the district average, most lag behind the state averages in both English Language Arts and Mathematics, suggesting a need for more targeted interventions and support to ensure equitable educational opportunities for all students.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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