Best Public Schools in Indian Wells, CA


The city of Indian Wells, California is home to a single elementary school, Gerald R. Ford Elementary, which serves students from kindergarten through 5th grade. This school is part of the Desert Sands Unified School District and stands out for its strong academic performance, diverse student population, and relatively low student-to-teacher ratio.

Gerald R. Ford Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics across grades 3-5, as well as in 5th grade Science (CAST) proficiency. The school's student body is diverse, with a significant Hispanic/Latino representation (51.41%) and a relatively high percentage of Asian students (7.79%) compared to the district and state. However, the school also serves a population with a high level of economic need, with nearly 59% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch.

While the school's academic performance is impressive, its chronic absenteeism rate of 27.5% is relatively high and may be an area of concern. Nevertheless, Gerald R. Ford Elementary has maintained a consistent 4-star rating from SchoolDigger over the past few years, indicating a stable and reliable academic environment for its 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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