George Washington Charter

Public, Charter K-5

 45-768 Portola Ave.
       Palm Desert, CA  92260-4861


(760) 862-4350

District: Desert Sands Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
712th of 5,848 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,712 Help


Students who attend George Washington Charter usually attend:

Middle:    La Quinta Middle
    Palm Desert Charter Middle
High:    Palm Desert High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.7 Help
Number of students:  741

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.4%
Hispanic:
30.1%
Two or more races:
8.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.4% Help


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Compare Details George Washington Charter ranks better than 87.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks first among 18 ranked elementary schools in the Desert Sands Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.86. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (53.4%), Hispanic (30.1%), two or more races (8.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at George Washington Charter is 24.7. 13 elementary schools in the Desert Sands Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at George Washington Charter is $9,712, which is the highest among 19 elementary schools in the Desert Sands Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

George Washington Charter:

SchoolDigger ranks George Washington Charter 712th of 5848 California public elementary schools. (See George Washington Charter in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Multi-racial students:
English Language Learner students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Desert Sands Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Sands Unified 972nd of 2062 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for George Washington Charter

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Rank History for all students at George Washington Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 83.56 767th 4809 84.1%
2005 83.36 794th 4822 83.5%
2006 89.09 529th 4818 89.0%
2007 86.55 689th 5113 86.5%
2008 88.28 572nd 5113 88.8%
2009 92.84 302nd 5193 94.2%
2010 92.35 311th 5314 94.1%
2011 88.86 503rd 5377 90.6%
2012 91.00 362nd 5390 93.3%
2013 87.82 595th 5530 89.2%
2015 87.00 781st 5611 86.1%
2016 90.68 573rd 5614 89.8%
2017 88.41 739th 5692 87.0%
2018 90.55 602nd 5662 89.4%
2019 89.73 655th 5789 88.7%
2021 82.00 247th 1417 82.6%
2022 87.26 841st 5883 85.7%
2023 89.86 712th 5848 87.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at George Washington Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 71.81 180th 610 70.5%
2023 77.64 132nd 667 80.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at George Washington Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.12 227th 3246 93.0%
2019 88.08 195th 3275 94.0%
2021 80.98 55th 602 90.9%
2022 73.24 424th 3311 87.2%
2023 96.41 61st 3240 98.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at George Washington Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.13 910th 5084 82.1%
2019 86.38 436th 5173 91.6%
2021 78.70 150th 1110 86.5%
2022 90.55 328th 5264 93.8%
2023 88.36 448th 5355 91.6%
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Rank History for Female students at George Washington Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.86 676th 5413 87.5%
2019 84.39 852nd 5492 84.5%
2021 78.92 249th 1267 80.3%
2022 81.98 1016th 5635 82.0%
2023 84.59 900th 5595 83.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at George Washington Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 64.62 611th 2585 76.4%
2021 67.62 59th 293 79.9%
2022 82.58 261st 2227 88.3%
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Rank History for Male students at George Washington Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.12 569th 5431 89.5%
2019 91.99 448th 5510 91.9%
2021 82.31 226th 1272 82.2%
2022 89.31 666th 5663 88.2%
2023 92.32 471st 5627 91.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at George Washington Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.81 423rd 4830 91.2%
2019 83.97 554th 4963 88.8%
2022 72.77 1030th 5084 79.7%
2023 75.91 922nd 5079 81.8%
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Rank History for White students at George Washington Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.28 372nd 2737 86.4%
2019 83.43 323rd 2834 88.6%
2022 75.94 591st 2726 78.3%
2023 79.03 472nd 2659 82.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for George Washington Charter

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 514 5 16 157 2 n/a n/a 0 694
1989 532 5 13 163 2 n/a n/a 0 715
1990 514 5 15 181 7 n/a n/a 0 722
1991 513 6 15 177 6 n/a n/a 0 717
1992 431 5 17 182 10 n/a n/a 0 645
1993 441 9 21 229 6 n/a n/a 0 706
1994 416 12 22 214 10 n/a n/a 0 674
1995 525 12 23 183 10 n/a n/a 0 753
1996 525 12 23 183 10 n/a n/a 0 753
1997 505 19 26 145 11 n/a n/a 0 706
1998 490 9 28 159 10 n/a n/a 0 696
1999 496 9 23 161 8 n/a n/a 0 697
2000 487 11 19 165 6 n/a n/a 0 688
2001 497 13 26 165 4 n/a n/a 0 705
2002 503 7 23 134 8 n/a n/a 28 703
2003 503 7 23 134 8 n/a n/a 28 703
2004 438 7 16 132 5 n/a n/a 107 705
2005 422 8 18 143 6 n/a n/a 105 702
2006 423 8 20 162 6 n/a n/a 96 715
2007 428 7 22 180 9 n/a n/a 67 713
2008 423 5 18 185 4 n/a n/a 0 635
2009 425 4 28 181 2 1 77 0 718
2010 484 7 29 189 4 0 28 0 741
2011 499 5 29 196 1 2 34 0 766
2012 480 5 24 223 0 0 36 0 768
2013 490 2 42 256 0 0 45 0 835
2014 468 3 49 277 0 0 38 0 835
2015 472 6 52 311 0 0 36 0 877
2016 432 9 52 306 0 0 41 0 840
2017 431 9 51 308 0 0 39 0 838
2018 442 16 54 282 0 0 38 0 832
2019 457 13 50 272 0 1 43 0 836
2020 450 10 47 249 3 0 41 1 801
2021 395 11 46 220 1 0 48 0 721
2022 396 13 47 223 2 0 60 0 741

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 George Washington Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 694 24.0 28.9 n/a
1989 715 26.5 26.9 n/a
1990 722 26.0 27.7 n/a
1991 717 26.0 27.5 n/a
1992 645 26.4 24.4 25.4
1993 706 24.0 29.4 30.6
1994 674 21.8 30.9 38.7
1995 753 29.0 26.0 34.7
1996 753 29.0 26.0 34.7
1997 706 31.0 22.8 37
1998 696 32.0 21.8 34.5
1999 697 32.0 21.8 24.7
2000 688 33.0 20.8 23.1
2001 705 33.0 21.4 21.6
2002 703 32.0 22.0 19.3
2003 703 32.0 22.0 19.3
2004 705 32.0 22.0 21.7
2005 702 34.0 20.6 25.6
2006 715 36.0 19.9 25.5
2007 713 34.0 21.0 25.9
2008 635 36.0 17.6 29.9
2009 718 33.7 19.6 27.4
2010 741 32.0 23.1 26
2011 766 n/a n/a 27.8
2012 768 28.8 26.6 n/a
2013 835 30.2 27.6 31.4
2014 835 28.4 29.4 29.1
2015 877 30.0 29.2 31.6
2016 840 32.0 26.2 35.2
2017 838 33.2 25.2 34
2018 832 32.2 25.8 36.7
2019 836 31.6 26.4 36.1
2020 801 n/a n/a 36
2021 721 30.0 24.0 37.2
2022 741 30.0 24.7 47.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio George Washington Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 694 24.0 28.9 n/a
1989 715 26.5 26.9 n/a
1990 722 26.0 27.7 n/a
1991 717 26.0 27.5 n/a
1992 645 26.4 24.4 25.4
1993 706 24.0 29.4 30.6
1994 674 21.8 30.9 38.7
1995 753 29.0 26.0 34.7
1996 753 29.0 26.0 34.7
1997 706 31.0 22.8 37
1998 696 32.0 21.8 34.5
1999 697 32.0 21.8 24.7
2000 688 33.0 20.8 23.1
2001 705 33.0 21.4 21.6
2002 703 32.0 22.0 19.3
2003 703 32.0 22.0 19.3
2004 705 32.0 22.0 21.7
2005 702 34.0 20.6 25.6
2006 715 36.0 19.9 25.5
2007 713 34.0 21.0 25.9
2008 635 36.0 17.6 29.9
2009 718 33.7 19.6 27.4
2010 741 32.0 23.1 26
2011 766 n/a n/a 27.8
2012 768 28.8 26.6 n/a
2013 835 30.2 27.6 31.4
2014 835 28.4 29.4 29.1
2015 877 30.0 29.2 31.6
2016 840 32.0 26.2 35.2
2017 838 33.2 25.2 34
2018 832 32.2 25.8 36.7
2019 836 31.6 26.4 36.1
2020 801 n/a n/a 36
2021 721 30.0 24.0 37.2
2022 741 30.0 24.7 47.4

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%5.0%0.0%2.0%94.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%94.0%
201395.0%5.0%0.0%0.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201491.0%7.0%0.0%2.0%92.0%92.0%93.0%92.0%92.0%
201591.0%9.0%0.0%0.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%
201692.0%5.0%1.0%2.0%93.0%93.0%94.0%93.0%93.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201898.0%0.0%1.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201994.0%1.0%5.0%98.0%98.0%≥99.0%97.0%98.0%
202097.3%1.1%0.5%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for George Washington Charter

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,712

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on George Washington Charter

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 655th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 712th of 5848 Elementary schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (George Washington Charter)74.176
 1.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Desert Sands Unified)54.137.9
 16.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (George Washington Charter)84.779.1
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Desert Sands Unified)56.338
 18.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (George Washington Charter)77.271.4
 5.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Desert Sands Unified)53.438.1
 15.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (George Washington Charter)70.167.5
 2.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Desert Sands Unified)48.433.5
 15%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (George Washington Charter)7770.3
 6.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Desert Sands Unified)52.542.9
 9.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (George Washington Charter)56.448.3
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Desert Sands Unified)37.126.2
 11%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (George Washington Charter)52.459.3
 6.9%
   5th Grade Science (Desert Sands Unified)27.827.7
 0.1%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students836721
 13.8%
African American1311
 15.4%
American Indian01
Asian5046
 8%
Hispanic272220
 19.1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White457395
 13.6%
Two or More Races4348
 11.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.1%37.2%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about George Washington Charter

In the 2021-22 school year, 741 students attended George Washington Charter.

Students at George Washington Charter are 53% White, 30% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 6% Asian, 2% African American.

Students who attend George Washington Charter usually go on to attend:

Middle : La Quinta Middle
Middle : Palm Desert Charter Middle
High : Palm Desert High

George Washington Charter ranks 712th of 5848 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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