Palm Desert High

Public 9-12

 74-910 Aztec Rd.
       Palm Desert, CA  92260-5639


(760) 862-4300

District: Desert Sands Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
285th of 1,287 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,348 Help

Feeder schools for Palm Desert High:

Elementary:    Abraham Lincoln Elementary
    George Washington Charter
    Gerald R. Ford Elementary
    James Earl Carter Elementary
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Middle:    Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle
    La Quinta Middle
    Palm Desert Charter Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  27.1
Number of students:  2,090

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
46.5%
White:
40.1%
Asian:
6.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.1%

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Compare Details Palm Desert High ranks better than 77.9% of high schools in California. It also ranks first among 6 ranked high schools in the Desert Sands Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.2. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (46.5%), White (40.1%), Asian (6.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Desert Sands Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Palm Desert High is $8,348. 4 high schools in the Desert Sands Unified School District spend more per student.
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SchoolDigger ranks Palm Desert High 285th of 1287 California public high schools. (See Palm Desert High in the ranking list.)



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Rank History for Palm Desert High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 69.53 198th 1653 88.0%
2005 67.18 296th 1901 84.4%
2006 66.72 339th 1968 82.8%
2007 68.17 296th 2063 85.7%
2008 72.29 229th 2117 89.2%
2009 72.04 226th 2238 89.9%
2010 63.54 429th 2281 81.2%
2011 67.52 340th 2367 85.6%
2012 68.63 329th 2354 86.0%
2013 70.58 292nd 2426 88.0%
2015 87.42 225th 1994 88.7%
2016 86.62 258th 2039 87.3%
2017 80.63 401st 2021 80.2%
2018 79.67 415th 2017 79.4%
2019 65.09 635th 2133 70.2%
2021 76.20 285th 1287 77.9%

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

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Palm Desert High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 766 22 28 176 7 n/a n/a 0 999
1989 1082 33 40 255 9 n/a n/a 0 1419
1990 1190 28 46 301 9 n/a n/a 0 1574
1991 1271 26 52 343 8 n/a n/a 0 1700
1992 1359 28 58 405 20 n/a n/a 0 1870
1993 1361 28 53 446 35 n/a n/a 0 1923
1994 1471 34 52 520 14 n/a n/a 0 2091
1995 1476 32 63 377 14 n/a n/a 0 1962
1996 1476 32 63 377 14 n/a n/a 0 1962
1997 1323 23 52 357 13 n/a n/a 0 1768
1998 1306 27 55 387 10 n/a n/a 0 1785
1999 1281 22 58 372 14 n/a n/a 0 1747
2000 1286 22 73 377 15 n/a n/a 0 1773
2001 1259 20 82 383 11 n/a n/a 0 1755
2002 1295 25 79 418 14 n/a n/a 3 1834
2003 1295 25 79 418 14 n/a n/a 3 1834
2004 1334 24 70 438 20 n/a n/a 16 1902
2005 1325 36 73 484 22 n/a n/a 56 1996
2006 1328 40 70 537 18 n/a n/a 102 2095
2007 1364 39 61 593 18 n/a n/a 87 2162
2008 1345 55 80 613 10 n/a n/a 0 2103
2009 1225 57 110 666 7 3 91 0 2159
2010 1132 65 121 726 21 5 33 0 2103
2011 1039 64 126 759 17 6 31 0 2042
2012 994 59 112 779 17 5 37 0 2003
2013 974 55 105 777 21 4 43 0 1979
2014 968 44 106 825 13 2 45 0 2003
2015 941 31 129 851 12 1 51 0 2016
2016 886 42 134 849 16 2 19 0 1948
2017 865 52 143 878 19 4 25 0 1986
2018 826 47 141 889 14 5 50 0 1972
2019 815 49 126 931 9 7 66 0 2003
2020 839 44 135 972 8 4 88 0 2090

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 High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 999 41.8 23.8 n/a
1989 1419 50.6 28.0 n/a
1990 1574 59.7 26.3 n/a
1991 1700 68.7 24.7 n/a
1992 1870 69.8 26.7 9.9
1993 1923 72.9 26.4 12.7
1994 2091 75.1 27.8 14.5
1995 1962 74.1 26.5 15.9
1996 1962 74.1 26.5 15.9
1997 1768 73.5 24.1 17.6
1998 1785 70.2 25.4 17.5
1999 1747 66.0 26.5 19.6
2000 1773 67.0 26.5 16.4
2001 1755 74.6 23.5 22.2
2002 1834 77.9 23.5 21.4
2003 1834 77.9 23.5 21.4
2004 1902 72.5 26.2 18.9
2005 1996 80.0 25.0 20.5
2006 2095 88.1 23.8 17.3
2007 2162 80.1 27.0 17.7
2008 2103 88.7 23.7 22.1
2009 2159 89.0 21.6 24
2010 2103 82.5 25.4 30.1
2011 2042 n/a n/a 35
2012 2003 73.5 27.2 0.1
2013 1979 73.7 26.8 45.4
2014 2003 75.7 26.4 41.5
2015 2016 69.0 29.2 43.1
2016 1948 76.0 25.6 40.2
2017 1986 76.1 26.0 44.9
2018 1972 76.0 25.9 47
2019 2003 73.8 27.1 45.5
2020 2090 n/a n/a 47.1

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 High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 999 41.8 23.8 n/a
1989 1419 50.6 28.0 n/a
1990 1574 59.7 26.3 n/a
1991 1700 68.7 24.7 n/a
1992 1870 69.8 26.7 9.9
1993 1923 72.9 26.4 12.7
1994 2091 75.1 27.8 14.5
1995 1962 74.1 26.5 15.9
1996 1962 74.1 26.5 15.9
1997 1768 73.5 24.1 17.6
1998 1785 70.2 25.4 17.5
1999 1747 66.0 26.5 19.6
2000 1773 67.0 26.5 16.4
2001 1755 74.6 23.5 22.2
2002 1834 77.9 23.5 21.4
2003 1834 77.9 23.5 21.4
2004 1902 72.5 26.2 18.9
2005 1996 80.0 25.0 20.5
2006 2095 88.1 23.8 17.3
2007 2162 80.1 27.0 17.7
2008 2103 88.7 23.7 22.1
2009 2159 89.0 21.6 24
2010 2103 82.5 25.4 30.1
2011 2042 n/a n/a 35
2012 2003 73.5 27.2 0.1
2013 1979 73.7 26.8 45.4
2014 2003 75.7 26.4 41.5
2015 2016 69.0 29.2 43.1
2016 1948 76.0 25.6 40.2
2017 1986 76.1 26.0 44.9
2018 1972 76.0 25.9 47
2019 2003 73.8 27.1 45.5
2020 2090 n/a n/a 47.1

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Palm Desert High

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2018 $8,348

Data source: California Department of Education




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