Vista del Monte Elementary

Summary:

Vista del Monte Elementary is a public elementary school in Palm Springs, California, serving 482 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Palm Springs Unified School District, which has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Vista del Monte Elementary faces several key challenges. The school has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (86.72%) compared to nearby schools, and it has a high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 22.6% to 35.4% over the past few years, which is higher than the nearby schools. The school's test scores in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science are generally lower than the district and state averages, with proficiency rates around 27% and 22% in 2022-2023, respectively. Additionally, Vista del Monte Elementary has a relatively high student-teacher ratio, ranging from 18.5 to 23 students per teacher, and a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 92.4% to 96.47%, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Cielo Vista Charter, which consistently outperforms Vista del Monte Elementary and the district as a whole, Vista del Monte generally performs worse in terms of test scores, chronic absenteeism, and statewide rankings. The school's declining statewide ranking, from 2647 out of 5789 California elementary schools in 2018-2019 to 4356 out of 5848 in 2022-2023, suggests the need for targeted interventions and support to address these issues and improve educational outcomes for its students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 2744 N. Via Miraleste
       Palm Springs, CA  92262-2274


(760) 416-8176

District: Palm Springs Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4370th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,726 Help


Students who attend Vista del Monte Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Raymond Cree Middle
High:    Palm Springs High

Student/teacher ratio:  18.5 Help
Number of students:  482

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
86.7%
White:
7.1%
African American:
2.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  96.5% Help


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Compare Details Vista del Monte Elementary ranks worse than 74.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 8th 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 24.91. (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 (86.7%), White (7.1%), African American (2.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 96.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vista del Monte Elementary is 18.5, which is the lowest 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 Vista del Monte Elementary is $13,726, which is the highest among 16 elementary schools in the Palm Springs Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Vista del Monte Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Vista del Monte Elementary 4370th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Vista del Monte Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 Vista del Monte Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Vista del Monte Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 24.88 3576th 4809 25.6%
2005 26.99 3481st 4822 27.8%
2006 16.09 4286th 4818 11.0%
2007 13.57 4738th 5113 7.3%
2008 12.49 4795th 5113 6.2%
2009 30.62 3664th 5193 29.4%
2010 23.24 4358th 5314 18.0%
2011 9.34 5236th 5377 2.6%
2012 22.99 4455th 5390 17.3%
2013 29.06 4122nd 5530 25.5%
2015 36.50 3234th 5611 42.4%
2016 40.76 3031st 5614 46.0%
2017 45.07 2796th 5692 50.9%
2018 40.81 3101st 5662 45.2%
2019 49.02 2647th 5789 54.3%
2022 39.09 3152nd 5883 46.4%
2023 24.91 4356th 5848 25.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Vista del Monte Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.60 674th 3246 79.2%
2019 71.72 489th 3275 85.1%
2022 67.49 528th 3311 84.1%
2023 52.00 1088th 3240 66.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Vista del Monte Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.25 1845th 5084 63.7%
2019 68.45 1262nd 5173 75.6%
2022 58.72 1754th 5264 66.7%
2023 35.33 3431st 5355 35.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Vista del Monte Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.38 3655th 5413 32.5%
2019 40.55 3068th 5492 44.1%
2022 37.71 3139th 5635 44.3%
2023 23.59 4352nd 5595 22.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Vista del Monte Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.95 2448th 5431 54.9%
2019 57.08 2081st 5510 62.2%
2022 40.41 2979th 5663 47.4%
2023 27.11 4012th 5627 28.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Vista del Monte Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.10 1893rd 4830 60.8%
2019 64.48 1434th 4963 71.1%
2022 48.78 2286th 5084 55.0%
2023 31.24 3598th 5079 29.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Vista del Monte Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Vista del Monte Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 353 66 41 149 17 n/a n/a 0 626
1989 291 42 33 192 11 n/a n/a 0 569
1990 313 55 44 199 5 n/a n/a 0 616
1991 326 58 43 261 4 n/a n/a 0 692
1992 333 72 45 317 4 n/a n/a 0 771
1993 253 59 43 327 5 n/a n/a 0 687
1994 235 59 36 379 6 n/a n/a 0 715
1995 196 49 33 368 19 n/a n/a 0 665
1996 196 49 33 368 19 n/a n/a 0 665
1997 184 49 28 390 18 n/a n/a 0 669
1998 150 67 19 443 13 n/a n/a 0 692
1999 152 71 16 448 14 n/a n/a 0 701
2000 157 61 17 461 13 n/a n/a 2 711
2001 176 55 18 499 10 n/a n/a 0 758
2002 131 45 27 516 13 n/a n/a 0 732
2003 131 45 27 516 13 n/a n/a 0 732
2004 99 28 24 472 11 n/a n/a 0 634
2005 97 36 25 452 8 n/a n/a 0 618
2006 74 31 20 415 12 n/a n/a 0 552
2007 68 35 22 418 9 n/a n/a 2 554
2008 62 28 18 409 6 n/a n/a 0 523
2009 50 43 18 441 2 1 1 0 556
2010 49 32 19 380 0 1 4 0 485
2011 56 25 15 364 0 1 5 0 466
2012 44 29 17 344 0 0 7 0 441
2013 45 26 14 316 1 0 5 0 407
2014 57 22 16 324 3 0 3 0 425
2015 36 17 16 306 3 0 5 0 383
2016 50 23 19 367 6 1 7 0 473
2017 45 24 14 393 5 0 10 0 491
2018 35 27 15 423 4 0 11 0 515
2019 43 21 9 453 7 0 12 0 545
2020 36 21 8 449 5 0 17 0 536
2021 35 21 6 474 4 0 13 0 553
2022 41 13 3 417 2 0 9 2 487
2023 34 13 2 418 3 0 10 2 482

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 Vista del Monte Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 626 21.1 29.6 n/a
1989 569 21.6 26.3 n/a
1990 616 23.0 26.7 n/a
1991 692 25.0 27.6 n/a
1992 771 25.4 30.3 53.2
1993 687 29.0 23.7 66.4
1994 715 29.0 24.7 67
1995 665 24.8 26.8 72.9
1996 665 24.8 26.8 72.9
1997 669 28.0 23.9 68.3
1998 692 30.0 23.1 75.1
1999 701 33.0 21.2 75.6
2000 711 38.0 18.7 81.5
2001 758 38.0 19.9 78.8
2002 732 38.0 19.3 85.2
2003 732 38.0 19.3 85.2
2004 634 35.0 18.1 80.6
2005 618 31.0 19.9 89.6
2006 552 28.0 19.7 96
2007 554 26.5 20.9 79.3
2008 523 27.5 19.0 82.6
2009 556 26.0 20.6 83.8
2010 485 25.0 19.4 87.4
2011 466 n/a n/a 87.8
2012 441 17.0 25.9 81.2
2013 407 15.0 27.1 88.5
2014 425 16.0 26.5 86.4
2015 383 16.0 23.9 94.3
2016 473 18.0 26.2 90.1
2017 491 23.0 21.3 91.4
2018 515 23.0 22.3 93.2
2019 545 23.0 23.6 90.5
2020 536 n/a n/a 91
2021 553 24.0 23.0 95.7
2022 487 23.0 21.1 92.4
2023 482 26.0 18.5 96.5

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 Vista del Monte Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 626 21.1 29.6 n/a
1989 569 21.6 26.3 n/a
1990 616 23.0 26.7 n/a
1991 692 25.0 27.6 n/a
1992 771 25.4 30.3 53.2
1993 687 29.0 23.7 66.4
1994 715 29.0 24.7 67
1995 665 24.8 26.8 72.9
1996 665 24.8 26.8 72.9
1997 669 28.0 23.9 68.3
1998 692 30.0 23.1 75.1
1999 701 33.0 21.2 75.6
2000 711 38.0 18.7 81.5
2001 758 38.0 19.9 78.8
2002 732 38.0 19.3 85.2
2003 732 38.0 19.3 85.2
2004 634 35.0 18.1 80.6
2005 618 31.0 19.9 89.6
2006 552 28.0 19.7 96
2007 554 26.5 20.9 79.3
2008 523 27.5 19.0 82.6
2009 556 26.0 20.6 83.8
2010 485 25.0 19.4 87.4
2011 466 n/a n/a 87.8
2012 441 17.0 25.9 81.2
2013 407 15.0 27.1 88.5
2014 425 16.0 26.5 86.4
2015 383 16.0 23.9 94.3
2016 473 18.0 26.2 90.1
2017 491 23.0 21.3 91.4
2018 515 23.0 22.3 93.2
2019 545 23.0 23.6 90.5
2020 536 n/a n/a 91
2021 553 24.0 23.0 95.7
2022 487 23.0 21.1 92.4
2023 482 26.0 18.5 96.5

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

Vista del Monte Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201276.0%0.0%0.0%24.0%84.0%93.0%96.0%84.0%80.0%
201369.0%0.0%0.0%31.0%77.0%89.0%92.0%77.0%73.0%
201485.0%0.0%0.0%15.0%86.0%91.0%89.0%85.0%86.0%
201591.0%0.0%0.0%9.0%99.0%97.0%97.0%93.0%95.0%
201680.0%1.0%0.0%19.0%95.0%88.0%91.0%80.0%81.0%
201791.0%2.0%0.0%7.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%96.0%96.0%
201890.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%92.0%97.0%≥98.0%92.0%90.0%
201997.0%1.0%1.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
202097.6%0.0%1.6%98.4%97.6%
202191.4%0.0%0.0%93.3%94.3%92.4%
202287.5%0.0%0.0%95.3%96.9%90.6%92.2%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Vista del Monte Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $13,726

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Vista del Monte Elementary

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 2647th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4356th of 5848 Elementary schools
 28.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista del Monte Elementary)45.518.3
 27.2%
   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 (Vista del Monte Elementary)53.918.3
 35.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Palm Springs Unified)42.929.5
 13.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (Vista del Monte Elementary)18.48.6
 9.9%
   3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (Palm Springs Unified)18.48.6
 9.9%
   3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)13.88.7
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista del Monte Elementary)51.632.2
 19.4%
   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 (Vista del Monte Elementary)41.531
 10.5%
   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 (Vista del Monte Elementary)52.231.1
 21.1%
   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 (Vista del Monte Elementary)34.316
 18.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Palm Springs Unified)28.621.6
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Vista del Monte Elementary)23.924
 0.1%
   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 Students545482
 11.6%
African American2113
 38.1%
American Indian73
 57.1%
Asian92
 77.8%
Hispanic453418
 7.7%
Pacific Islander00
White4334
 20.9%
Two or More Races1210
 16.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients90.5%96.5%
 6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Vista del Monte Elementary

Students at Vista del Monte Elementary are 87% Hispanic, 7% White, 3% African American, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 482 students attended Vista del Monte Elementary.

Vista del Monte Elementary ranks 4370th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students who attend Vista del Monte Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Raymond Cree Middle
High : Palm Springs High


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