Cathedral City Elementary

Public K-5

 69300 Converse Rd.
       Cathedral City, CA  92234-7040


(760) 770-8583

District: Palm Springs Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4862nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,449 Help


Students who attend Cathedral City Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Nellie N. Coffman Middle
High:    Cathedral City High

Student/teacher ratio:  20.5 Help
Number of students:  653

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
92.6%
White:
3.1%
Two or more races:
1.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  98.5% Help


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Compare Details Cathedral City Elementary ranks worse than 82.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 12th 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 19.88. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (92.6%), White (3.1%), two or more races (1.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 98.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Palm Springs Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cathedral City Elementary is 20.5, which is the 8th 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 Cathedral City Elementary is $13,449, which is the 2nd highest among 16 elementary schools in the Palm Springs Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cathedral City Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Cathedral City Elementary 4862nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Cathedral City Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Female students:
Male 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 Cathedral City Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Cathedral City Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 20.56 3895th 4809 19.0%
2005 20.38 3937th 4822 18.4%
2006 20.15 3999th 4818 17.0%
2007 29.57 3603rd 5113 29.5%
2008 26.72 3850th 5113 24.7%
2009 36.15 3296th 5193 36.5%
2010 22.09 4455th 5314 16.2%
2011 27.51 4158th 5377 22.7%
2012 23.14 4444th 5390 17.6%
2013 21.94 4602nd 5530 16.8%
2015 19.33 4696th 5611 16.3%
2016 16.73 4887th 5614 12.9%
2017 14.08 5191st 5692 8.8%
2018 18.00 4849th 5662 14.4%
2019 24.73 4386th 5789 24.2%
2021 19.71 1170th 1417 17.4%
2022 18.80 4974th 5883 15.5%
2023 19.88 4845th 5848 17.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Cathedral City Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.21 1698th 3246 47.7%
2019 45.18 1484th 3275 54.7%
2021 36.94 364th 602 39.5%
2022 37.84 1973rd 3311 40.4%
2023 45.14 1468th 3240 54.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Cathedral City Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 18.30 2247th 2416 7.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cathedral City Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.89 4126th 5084 18.8%
2019 38.28 3255th 5173 37.1%
2021 34.13 745th 1110 32.9%
2022 27.79 4017th 5264 23.7%
2023 27.21 4130th 5355 22.9%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Homeless students at Cathedral City Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 22.88 314th 356 11.8%
2023 33.23 243rd 336 27.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Cathedral City Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.42 4747th 5413 12.3%
2019 20.00 4630th 5492 15.7%
2021 17.94 1098th 1267 13.3%
2022 14.86 5197th 5635 7.8%
2023 15.73 5062nd 5595 9.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Cathedral City Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.39 2098th 2128 1.4%
2019 23.40 2157th 2585 16.6%
2022 17.61 2178th 2227 2.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Cathedral City Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.70 4598th 5431 15.3%
2019 30.47 3762nd 5510 31.7%
2021 23.43 975th 1272 23.3%
2022 23.50 4368th 5663 22.9%
2023 25.04 4239th 5627 24.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cathedral City Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.27 4030th 4830 16.6%
2019 36.45 3214th 4963 35.2%
2022 24.58 4150th 5084 18.4%
2023 26.80 3956th 5079 22.1%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Cathedral City Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 209 22 5 412 1 n/a n/a 0 649
1989 175 14 1 449 1 n/a n/a 0 640
1990 123 13 0 391 2 n/a n/a 0 529
1991 142 11 5 421 4 n/a n/a 0 583
1992 124 13 10 426 1 n/a n/a 0 574
1993 141 17 6 418 1 n/a n/a 0 583
1994 120 12 6 421 3 n/a n/a 0 562
1995 95 10 4 450 9 n/a n/a 0 568
1996 95 10 4 450 9 n/a n/a 0 568
1997 102 8 4 505 9 n/a n/a 0 628
1998 91 21 8 501 1 n/a n/a 0 622
1999 92 29 10 524 5 n/a n/a 0 660
2000 105 26 5 709 9 n/a n/a 0 854
2001 111 30 6 800 6 n/a n/a 0 953
2002 114 24 15 869 0 n/a n/a 1 1023
2003 114 24 15 869 0 n/a n/a 1 1023
2004 107 28 18 902 4 n/a n/a 0 1059
2005 76 26 21 840 6 n/a n/a 0 969
2006 62 28 17 805 4 n/a n/a 0 916
2007 43 27 24 757 6 n/a n/a 0 857
2008 41 19 13 754 4 n/a n/a 0 831
2009 39 17 20 754 4 1 1 0 836
2010 35 19 9 731 0 1 0 0 795
2011 43 19 6 736 1 1 3 0 809
2012 30 20 5 745 5 1 5 0 811
2013 28 19 5 740 1 1 11 0 805
2014 29 14 5 738 2 1 10 0 799
2015 33 18 6 727 3 1 9 0 797
2016 31 15 7 678 1 0 12 0 744
2017 23 12 7 662 1 0 10 0 715
2018 27 9 3 651 1 0 6 0 697
2019 26 14 7 612 0 0 8 0 667
2020 27 19 10 635 0 0 6 0 697
2021 23 16 10 599 0 0 8 0 656
2022 21 12 7 601 0 0 8 0 649
2023 20 11 5 605 0 0 12 0 653

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

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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 Cathedral City Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 649 26.3 24.6 n/a
1989 640 23.2 27.5 n/a
1990 529 24.0 22.0 n/a
1991 583 24.0 24.2 n/a
1992 574 24.4 23.5 62.2
1993 583 23.1 25.2 65.2
1994 562 21.9 25.7 74.7
1995 568 21.9 25.9 91.2
1996 568 21.9 25.9 91.2
1997 628 23.0 27.3 94.4
1998 622 28.0 22.2 89.7
1999 660 32.0 20.6 86.1
2000 854 45.0 19.0 69.8
2001 953 50.0 19.1 79.3
2002 1023 54.0 18.9 82.5
2003 1023 54.0 18.9 82.5
2004 1059 54.0 19.6 62
2005 969 48.0 20.2 67
2006 916 48.0 19.1 82.9
2007 857 43.5 19.7 79.2
2008 831 46.0 18.1 82.8
2009 836 41.0 19.9 86.1
2010 795 35.0 22.7 86.5
2011 809 n/a n/a 87.4
2012 811 29.0 27.9 84.3
2013 805 30.0 26.8 75.9
2014 799 29.3 27.2 85.1
2015 797 30.0 26.5 96.6
2016 744 32.0 23.2 96.6
2017 715 28.0 25.5 95.1
2018 697 31.0 22.4 95.8
2019 667 30.0 22.2 94.8
2020 697 n/a n/a 97.8
2021 656 29.0 22.6 98.9
2022 649 29.0 22.3 96.3
2023 653 31.8 20.5 98.5

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 Cathedral City Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 649 26.3 24.6 n/a
1989 640 23.2 27.5 n/a
1990 529 24.0 22.0 n/a
1991 583 24.0 24.2 n/a
1992 574 24.4 23.5 62.2
1993 583 23.1 25.2 65.2
1994 562 21.9 25.7 74.7
1995 568 21.9 25.9 91.2
1996 568 21.9 25.9 91.2
1997 628 23.0 27.3 94.4
1998 622 28.0 22.2 89.7
1999 660 32.0 20.6 86.1
2000 854 45.0 19.0 69.8
2001 953 50.0 19.1 79.3
2002 1023 54.0 18.9 82.5
2003 1023 54.0 18.9 82.5
2004 1059 54.0 19.6 62
2005 969 48.0 20.2 67
2006 916 48.0 19.1 82.9
2007 857 43.5 19.7 79.2
2008 831 46.0 18.1 82.8
2009 836 41.0 19.9 86.1
2010 795 35.0 22.7 86.5
2011 809 n/a n/a 87.4
2012 811 29.0 27.9 84.3
2013 805 30.0 26.8 75.9
2014 799 29.3 27.2 85.1
2015 797 30.0 26.5 96.6
2016 744 32.0 23.2 96.6
2017 715 28.0 25.5 95.1
2018 697 31.0 22.4 95.8
2019 667 30.0 22.2 94.8
2020 697 n/a n/a 97.8
2021 656 29.0 22.6 98.9
2022 649 29.0 22.3 96.3
2023 653 31.8 20.5 98.5

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

Cathedral City Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
201392.0%0.0%0.0%8.0%95.0%95.0%100.0%92.0%98.0%
201498.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%99.0%100.0%99.0%98.0%
201596.0%1.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%97.0%99.0%97.0%97.0%
201698.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%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%3.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%97.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202096.9%0.0%3.2%96.9%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $13,449

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Cathedral City Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4386th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4845th of 5848 Elementary schools
 7.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cathedral City Elementary)34.619.4
 15.2%
   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 (Cathedral City Elementary)40.413.9
 26.5%
   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 (Cathedral City Elementary)33.323.4
 9.9%
   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 (Cathedral City Elementary)28.123.4
 4.7%
   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 (Cathedral City Elementary)32.729.5
 3.3%
   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 (Cathedral City Elementary)23.717.7
 6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Palm Springs Unified)28.621.6
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Cathedral City Elementary)16.518.4
 1.9%
   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 Students667653
 2.1%
African American1411
 21.4%
American Indian00
Asian75
 28.6%
Hispanic612605
 1.1%
Pacific Islander00
White2620
 23.1%
Two or More Races812
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients94.8%98.5%
 3.7%


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Cathedral City Elementary ranks in the bottom 17.1% of California elementary schools.

Students who attend Cathedral City Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Nellie N. Coffman Middle
High : Cathedral City High

Students at Cathedral City Elementary are 93% Hispanic, 3% White, 2% Two or more races, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 653 students attended Cathedral City Elementary.


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