Cahuilla Elementary

Public K-5

 833 E. Mesquite Ave.
       Palm Springs, CA  92264-8414


(760) 416-8161

District: Palm Springs Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3542nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,996 Help


Students who attend Cahuilla Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Raymond Cree Middle
High:    Palm Springs High

Student/teacher ratio:  20.3 Help
Number of students:  421

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
70.8%
White:
11.6%
African American:
9.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  93.1% Help


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Compare Details Cahuilla Elementary ranks worse than 60.4% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 7th among 16 ranked elementary schools in the Palm Springs Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.39. (See more...)
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (70.8%), White (11.6%), African American (9.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 93.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cahuilla Elementary is 20.3, which is the 5th best among 16 elementary schools in the Palm Springs Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cahuilla Elementary is $12,996, which is the 7th highest among 16 elementary schools in the Palm Springs Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cahuilla Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Cahuilla Elementary 3542nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Cahuilla Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
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Palm Springs Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Palm Springs Unified 1044th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cahuilla Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Cahuilla Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 35.46 2916th 4809 39.4%
2005 37.62 2857th 4822 40.8%
2006 34.89 3003rd 4818 37.7%
2007 43.72 2692nd 5113 47.3%
2008 38.92 3001st 5113 41.3%
2009 28.14 3836th 5193 26.1%
2010 46.12 2790th 5314 47.5%
2011 44.61 2918th 5377 45.7%
2012 51.64 2516th 5390 53.3%
2013 38.22 3442nd 5530 37.8%
2015 30.57 3665th 5611 34.7%
2016 40.92 3019th 5614 46.2%
2017 32.00 3679th 5692 35.4%
2018 37.95 3279th 5662 42.1%
2019 40.29 3172nd 5789 45.2%
2022 31.96 3708th 5883 37.0%
2023 34.39 3532nd 5848 39.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Cahuilla Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.49 1099th 3246 66.1%
2019 63.51 717th 3275 78.1%
2022 38.64 1904th 3311 42.5%
2023 53.21 1036th 3240 68.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cahuilla Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.99 2612th 5084 48.6%
2019 52.77 2219th 5173 57.1%
2022 45.92 2541st 5264 51.7%
2023 45.73 2648th 5355 50.6%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Cahuilla Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 29.70 278th 356 21.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Cahuilla Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.16 3011th 5413 44.4%
2019 50.37 2474th 5492 55.0%
2022 29.96 3737th 5635 33.7%
2023 35.49 3315th 5595 40.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Cahuilla Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.55 1360th 2128 36.1%
2019 54.60 852nd 2585 67.0%
2022 18.67 2063rd 2227 7.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Cahuilla Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.60 3368th 5431 38.0%
2019 29.65 3821st 5510 30.7%
2022 35.02 3370th 5663 40.5%
2023 33.07 3517th 5627 37.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Cahuilla Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.19 357th 700 49.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cahuilla Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.63 2576th 4830 46.7%
2019 51.83 2168th 4963 56.3%
2022 40.36 2876th 5084 43.4%
2023 36.45 3178th 5079 37.4%
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Rank History for White students at Cahuilla Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.53 1992nd 2737 27.2%
2019 23.28 2315th 2834 18.3%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Cahuilla Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 210 57 17 244 11 n/a n/a 0 539
1989 224 68 7 167 3 n/a n/a 0 469
1990 246 75 8 218 5 n/a n/a 0 552
1991 229 81 21 224 4 n/a n/a 0 559
1992 224 72 8 232 2 n/a n/a 0 538
1993 231 55 11 237 3 n/a n/a 0 537
1994 230 60 15 234 6 n/a n/a 0 545
1995 181 55 12 298 11 n/a n/a 0 557
1996 181 55 12 298 11 n/a n/a 0 557
1997 178 63 15 298 9 n/a n/a 0 563
1998 161 51 11 278 12 n/a n/a 0 513
1999 166 61 12 310 16 n/a n/a 1 566
2000 162 61 10 308 11 n/a n/a 0 552
2001 170 73 13 327 7 n/a n/a 0 590
2002 172 71 21 345 13 n/a n/a 0 622
2003 172 71 21 345 13 n/a n/a 0 622
2004 135 73 14 346 6 n/a n/a 0 574
2005 122 83 18 359 8 n/a n/a 0 590
2006 129 95 20 380 5 n/a n/a 0 629
2007 128 86 11 336 8 n/a n/a 1 570
2008 132 86 14 327 6 n/a n/a 0 565
2009 137 91 19 336 10 2 2 0 597
2010 127 83 15 332 12 2 7 0 578
2011 96 74 19 355 3 1 10 0 558
2012 103 56 26 347 2 0 11 0 545
2013 112 58 27 373 3 0 11 0 584
2014 101 60 29 373 2 1 13 0 579
2015 86 48 20 358 3 1 19 0 535
2016 81 54 16 404 2 1 13 0 571
2017 73 43 24 380 2 0 16 0 538
2018 80 58 17 365 4 0 22 0 546
2019 67 51 19 360 3 0 25 0 525
2020 51 42 19 346 3 0 22 0 483
2021 45 41 13 301 4 0 24 0 428
2022 41 38 10 287 7 0 28 0 411
2023 49 39 10 298 1 0 24 0 421

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 Cahuilla Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 539 21.0 25.6 n/a
1989 469 18.7 25.0 n/a
1990 552 22.0 25.0 n/a
1991 559 23.0 24.3 n/a
1992 538 23.4 22.9 59.1
1993 537 21.0 25.6 60.9
1994 545 23.0 23.7 69
1995 557 20.0 27.9 76.3
1996 557 20.0 27.9 76.3
1997 563 22.0 25.6 68.4
1998 513 24.0 21.4 76.4
1999 566 28.0 20.2 77
2000 552 30.0 18.4 74.3
2001 590 30.5 19.3 82
2002 622 35.0 17.8 87.6
2003 622 35.0 17.8 87.6
2004 574 35.0 16.4 75.1
2005 590 32.0 18.4 80.5
2006 629 36.0 17.5 84.4
2007 570 32.0 17.8 70.1
2008 565 32.0 17.7 73.3
2009 597 29.0 19.9 77.4
2010 578 26.0 22.2 80.4
2011 558 n/a n/a 82.3
2012 545 21.0 25.9 79.4
2013 584 21.0 27.8 75.3
2014 579 23.0 25.1 77.9
2015 535 24.0 22.2 86
2016 571 24.0 23.7 87.7
2017 538 21.0 25.6 85.5
2018 546 24.0 22.7 85.3
2019 525 23.0 22.8 90.5
2020 483 n/a n/a 92.5
2021 428 20.0 21.4 96
2022 411 18.0 22.8 91.2
2023 421 20.6 20.3 93.1

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 Cahuilla Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 539 21.0 25.6 n/a
1989 469 18.7 25.0 n/a
1990 552 22.0 25.0 n/a
1991 559 23.0 24.3 n/a
1992 538 23.4 22.9 59.1
1993 537 21.0 25.6 60.9
1994 545 23.0 23.7 69
1995 557 20.0 27.9 76.3
1996 557 20.0 27.9 76.3
1997 563 22.0 25.6 68.4
1998 513 24.0 21.4 76.4
1999 566 28.0 20.2 77
2000 552 30.0 18.4 74.3
2001 590 30.5 19.3 82
2002 622 35.0 17.8 87.6
2003 622 35.0 17.8 87.6
2004 574 35.0 16.4 75.1
2005 590 32.0 18.4 80.5
2006 629 36.0 17.5 84.4
2007 570 32.0 17.8 70.1
2008 565 32.0 17.7 73.3
2009 597 29.0 19.9 77.4
2010 578 26.0 22.2 80.4
2011 558 n/a n/a 82.3
2012 545 21.0 25.9 79.4
2013 584 21.0 27.8 75.3
2014 579 23.0 25.1 77.9
2015 535 24.0 22.2 86
2016 571 24.0 23.7 87.7
2017 538 21.0 25.6 85.5
2018 546 24.0 22.7 85.3
2019 525 23.0 22.8 90.5
2020 483 n/a n/a 92.5
2021 428 20.0 21.4 96
2022 411 18.0 22.8 91.2
2023 421 20.6 20.3 93.1

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

Cahuilla Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201293.0%2.0%0.0%5.0%96.0%97.0%94.0%95.0%93.0%
201380.0%7.0%0.0%13.0%84.0%91.0%85.0%82.0%85.0%
201494.0%1.0%0.0%5.0%95.0%99.0%95.0%95.0%96.0%
201586.0%0.0%1.0%13.0%93.0%97.0%98.0%88.0%96.0%
201697.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%97.0%98.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%97.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202097.1%0.0%0.0%97.1%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,996

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Cahuilla Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3172nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3532nd of 5848 Elementary schools
 5.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cahuilla Elementary)50.715.2
 35.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palm Springs Unified)42.827.1
 15.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Cahuilla Elementary)6011.8
 48.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Palm Springs Unified)42.929.5
 13.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cahuilla Elementary)42.547.8
 5.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palm Springs Unified)42.530.9
 11.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Cahuilla Elementary)39.544.9
 5.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Palm Springs Unified)33.726.9
 6.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cahuilla Elementary)3446.4
 12.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palm Springs Unified)42.938.2
 4.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Cahuilla Elementary)24.220
 4.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Palm Springs Unified)28.621.6
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Cahuilla Elementary)24.216.7
 7.5%
   5th Grade Science (Palm Springs Unified)23.222.3
 0.9%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students525421
 19.8%
African American5139
 23.5%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian1910
 47.4%
Hispanic360298
 17.2%
Pacific Islander00
White6749
 26.9%
Two or More Races2524
 4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients90.5%93.1%
 2.6%


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Cahuilla Elementary ranks 3542nd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Cahuilla Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Raymond Cree Middle
High : Palm Springs High

Students at Cahuilla Elementary are 71% Hispanic, 12% White, 9% African American, 6% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 421 students attended Cahuilla Elementary.


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