Palm Desert Charter Middle

Public, Charter 6-8

 74-200 Rutledge Way
       Palm Desert, CA  92260-2646


 (760) 862-4320

 School Website

District: Desert Sands Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
649th of 2,480 California Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  26.0
Number of students:  1,412

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
46.5%
White:
41.5%
Asian:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.2%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Palm Desert Charter Middle ranked better than 73.8% of middle schools in California. It also ranked first among 7 ranked middle schools in the Desert Sands Unified School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.71. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Palm Desert Charter Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Desert Sands Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (46.5%), White (41.5%), Asian (5.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 47.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Desert Sands Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Palm Desert Charter Middle is 26. 3 middle schools in the Desert Sands Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Palm Desert Charter Middle employs 54.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Palm Desert Charter Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Palm Desert Charter Middle 649th of 2480 California public middle schools. (See Palm Desert Charter Middle in the ranking list.)

Desert Sands Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Sands Unified 450th of 856 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Palm Desert Charter Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 70.34 422nd 1769 76.1%
2005 69.49 450th 1777 74.7%
2006 75.41 370th 1804 79.5%
2007 72.85 431st 1999 78.4%
2008 72.33 442nd 2005 78.0%
2009 78.14 323rd 2063 84.3%
2010 76.66 383rd 2179 82.4%
2011 80.56 284th 2236 87.3%
2012 81.45 266th 2259 88.2%
2013 80.98 296th 2379 87.6%
2015 73.16 572nd 2477 76.9%
2016 73.22 591st 2497 76.3%
2017 73.12 597th 2508 76.2%
2018 69.71 649th 2480 73.8%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Open Quote I'm so proud of pdcms my daughter Attends school there. It has taught her so much the teachers are caring for all students I recomemner everyone to come to this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Palm Desert Charter Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 640 8 30 134 13 n/a n/a 0 825
1989 676 6 19 142 8 n/a n/a 0 851
1990 706 5 25 144 9 n/a n/a 0 889
1991 761 4 27 157 5 n/a n/a 0 954
1992 844 4 25 182 9 n/a n/a 0 1064
1993 853 6 30 196 7 n/a n/a 0 1092
1994 799 5 37 239 8 n/a n/a 0 1088
1995 800 14 43 247 11 n/a n/a 0 1115
1996 800 14 43 247 11 n/a n/a 0 1115
1997 813 11 38 286 8 n/a n/a 0 1156
1998 802 20 52 280 10 n/a n/a 0 1164
1999 875 14 55 313 10 n/a n/a 0 1267
2000 846 19 54 316 9 n/a n/a 0 1244
2001 805 23 47 323 7 n/a n/a 0 1205
2002 741 26 37 370 10 n/a n/a 10 1194
2003 741 26 37 370 10 n/a n/a 10 1194
2004 785 27 37 399 7 n/a n/a 42 1297
2005 784 27 43 422 9 n/a n/a 81 1366
2006 751 26 58 464 5 n/a n/a 107 1411
2007 606 32 59 427 6 n/a n/a 64 1194
2008 598 36 55 441 8 n/a n/a 0 1138
2009 604 34 59 473 12 5 64 0 1251
2010 617 30 58 523 8 4 25 0 1265
2011 593 23 65 545 7 1 28 0 1262
2012 601 20 72 565 4 2 35 0 1299
2013 621 18 67 587 1 2 43 0 1339
2014 588 15 78 603 3 1 52 0 1340
2015 608 27 70 641 3 1 57 0 1407
2016 594 29 83 640 4 2 59 0 1411
2017 586 21 83 656 n/a 6 60 0 1412

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Palm Desert Charter Middle

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 825 34.0 24.2 n/a
1989 851 36.0 23.6 n/a
1990 889 34.6 25.6 n/a
1991 954 41.3 23.0 n/a
1992 1064 42.0 25.3 13.6
1993 1092 44.0 24.8 19.8
1994 1088 42.9 25.4 22.2
1995 1115 43.0 25.9 18.8
1996 1115 43.0 25.9 18.8
1997 1156 44.3 26.1 18.2
1998 1164 45.0 25.9 18.0
1999 1267 48.2 26.3 29.4
2000 1244 48.5 25.6 26.4
2001 1205 50.7 23.8 28.5
2002 1194 47.6 25.1 34.6
2003 1194 47.6 25.1 34.6
2004 1297 53.9 24.1 33.0
2005 1366 54.1 25.2 32.0
2006 1411 62.0 22.8 34.2
2007 1194 38.7 30.9 34.5
2008 1138 54.8 20.8 42.4
2009 1251 55.7 20.6 38.1
2010 1265 47.2 26.8 38.3
2011 1262 n/a n/a 41.6
2012 1299 46.2 28.1 n/a
2013 1339 45.2 29.6 48.1
2014 1340 46.5 28.7 48.2
2015 1407 48.0 29.3 47.3
2016 1411 53.0 26.6 45.0
2017 1412 54.2 26.0 47.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Palm Desert Charter Middle

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 825 34.0 24.2 n/a
1989 851 36.0 23.6 n/a
1990 889 34.6 25.6 n/a
1991 954 41.3 23.0 n/a
1992 1064 42.0 25.3 13.6
1993 1092 44.0 24.8 19.8
1994 1088 42.9 25.4 22.2
1995 1115 43.0 25.9 18.8
1996 1115 43.0 25.9 18.8
1997 1156 44.3 26.1 18.2
1998 1164 45.0 25.9 18.0
1999 1267 48.2 26.3 29.4
2000 1244 48.5 25.6 26.4
2001 1205 50.7 23.8 28.5
2002 1194 47.6 25.1 34.6
2003 1194 47.6 25.1 34.6
2004 1297 53.9 24.1 33.0
2005 1366 54.1 25.2 32.0
2006 1411 62.0 22.8 34.2
2007 1194 38.7 30.9 34.5
2008 1138 54.8 20.8 42.4
2009 1251 55.7 20.6 38.1
2010 1265 47.2 26.8 38.3
2011 1262 n/a n/a 41.6
2012 1299 46.2 28.1 n/a
2013 1339 45.2 29.6 48.1
2014 1340 46.5 28.7 48.2
2015 1407 48.0 29.3 47.3
2016 1411 53.0 26.6 45.0
2017 1412 54.2 26.0 47.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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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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