James Monroe Elementary

Public K-5

 42-100 Yucca Ln.
       Bermuda Dunes, CA  92203-8100


(760) 772-4130

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District: Desert Sands Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
440th of 5,789 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,250 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  24.5
Number of students:  685

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
96.0%
Measles:
98.0%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
57.5%
White:
31.8%
Two or more races:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.1%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the California Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details James Monroe Elementary ranks better than 92.4% 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 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.01. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (57.5%), White (31.8%), two or more races (4.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 56.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at James Monroe Elementary is $8,250, which is the 8th highest among 18 elementary schools in the Desert Sands Unified School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

James Monroe Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks James Monroe Elementary 440th of 5789 California public elementary schools. (See James Monroe Elementary in the ranking list.)

Desert Sands Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Desert Sands Unified 832nd of 1525 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for James Monroe Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 43.71 2470th 4809 48.6%
2005 48.66 2264th 4822 53.0%
2006 52.33 2082nd 4818 56.8%
2007 67.16 1506th 5113 70.5%
2008 68.54 1472nd 5113 71.2%
2009 59.18 1959th 5193 62.3%
2010 62.88 1835th 5314 65.5%
2011 67.45 1610th 5377 70.1%
2012 71.10 1463rd 5390 72.9%
2013 70.25 1563rd 5530 71.7%
2015 70.65 1467th 5611 73.9%
2016 87.90 739th 5614 86.8%
2017 91.90 524th 5692 90.8%
2018 93.17 435th 5662 92.3%
2019 93.01 440th 5789 92.4%

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

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by a principal
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Open Quote James Monroe in Bermuda Dunes is very under rated. In both 2018 & 2020 Monroe earned a California Distinguished School Award (one of 323 schools in California's 5,887 schools) - the only school to do so two years in a row in the Coachella Valley (three different school districts). Most recently Monroe also earned the highest educational recognition by the US Department of Education and named a National Blue Ribbon School - Again the ONLY school in the Coachella Valley (one of only 36 in the State of California and one of only 400 schools in the United States). Monroe is a designated Title one school. Great teachers, supportive families, great PTO and administration. Proud to support the classified and certificated employees and the caring community that makes up this great school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for James Monroe Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 255 9 8 121 1 n/a n/a 0 394
1992 306 37 6 197 1 n/a n/a 0 547
1993 316 37 8 205 1 n/a n/a 0 567
1994 334 39 6 248 2 n/a n/a 0 629
1995 327 21 8 326 1 n/a n/a 0 683
1996 327 21 8 326 1 n/a n/a 0 683
1997 293 20 6 285 3 n/a n/a 0 607
1998 304 22 5 323 2 n/a n/a 0 656
1999 299 21 8 358 1 n/a n/a 0 687
2000 280 23 7 347 1 n/a n/a 0 658
2001 304 19 6 388 1 n/a n/a 0 718
2002 287 18 12 387 2 n/a n/a 1 707
2003 287 18 12 387 2 n/a n/a 1 707
2004 267 21 17 384 2 n/a n/a 22 713
2005 275 21 14 398 3 n/a n/a 20 731
2006 262 16 16 373 2 n/a n/a 21 690
2007 237 15 16 242 2 n/a n/a 16 528
2008 226 17 14 257 1 n/a n/a 0 515
2009 221 20 12 279 1 1 7 0 541
2010 243 20 17 294 0 3 4 0 581
2011 214 17 21 302 0 2 4 0 560
2012 240 16 20 287 0 3 10 0 576
2013 232 22 17 296 0 2 11 0 580
2014 230 29 14 319 1 3 7 0 603
2015 210 23 17 316 2 3 11 0 582
2016 199 18 16 326 4 3 14 0 580
2017 239 24 15 340 4 3 32 0 657
2018 224 24 15 364 3 1 29 0 660
2019 226 22 22 387 6 1 32 0 696
2020 218 18 17 394 4 1 33 0 685

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 James Monroe Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 394 14.0 28.1 n/a
1992 547 14.2 38.5 33.3
1993 567 18.5 30.6 35.4
1994 629 22.0 28.6 40.2
1995 683 25.5 26.8 49.2
1996 683 25.5 26.8 49.2
1997 607 25.7 23.6 55.4
1998 656 27.5 23.9 49.1
1999 687 33.0 20.8 45.1
2000 658 36.0 18.3 48.6
2001 718 38.0 18.9 49.7
2002 707 36.0 19.6 46.5
2003 707 36.0 19.6 46.5
2004 713 36.0 19.8 48.6
2005 731 38.5 19.0 48.8
2006 690 37.0 18.6 49.2
2007 528 27.5 19.2 39.5
2008 515 30.5 16.9 50.3
2009 541 28.5 17.7 48.1
2010 581 26.0 22.3 47.3
2011 560 n/a n/a 58
2012 576 23.0 25.0 n/a
2013 580 23.0 25.2 62.2
2014 603 21.0 28.7 47.3
2015 582 23.0 25.3 58.1
2016 580 25.0 23.2 56.9
2017 657 26.0 25.2 52.7
2018 660 28.0 23.5 51.8
2019 696 28.3 24.5 47.6
2020 685 n/a n/a 56.1

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 James Monroe Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 394 14.0 28.1 n/a
1992 547 14.2 38.5 33.3
1993 567 18.5 30.6 35.4
1994 629 22.0 28.6 40.2
1995 683 25.5 26.8 49.2
1996 683 25.5 26.8 49.2
1997 607 25.7 23.6 55.4
1998 656 27.5 23.9 49.1
1999 687 33.0 20.8 45.1
2000 658 36.0 18.3 48.6
2001 718 38.0 18.9 49.7
2002 707 36.0 19.6 46.5
2003 707 36.0 19.6 46.5
2004 713 36.0 19.8 48.6
2005 731 38.5 19.0 48.8
2006 690 37.0 18.6 49.2
2007 528 27.5 19.2 39.5
2008 515 30.5 16.9 50.3
2009 541 28.5 17.7 48.1
2010 581 26.0 22.3 47.3
2011 560 n/a n/a 58
2012 576 23.0 25.0 n/a
2013 580 23.0 25.2 62.2
2014 603 21.0 28.7 47.3
2015 582 23.0 25.3 58.1
2016 580 25.0 23.2 56.9
2017 657 26.0 25.2 52.7
2018 660 28.0 23.5 51.8
2019 696 28.3 24.5 47.6
2020 685 n/a n/a 56.1

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

James Monroe Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%5.0%0.0%1.0%94.0%95.0%95.0%94.0%94.0%
201388.0%8.0%0.0%4.0%91.0%91.0%92.0%90.0%90.0%
201493.0%2.0%0.0%6.0%96.0%97.0%97.0%94.0%93.0%
201598.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201695.0%3.0%1.0%0.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201793.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%96.0%96.0%≥99.0%95.0%97.0%
201897.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
201996.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%97.0%98.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for James Monroe Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,250

Data source: California Department of Education




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