Best Public Schools in Zip Code 92260


The 92260 zip code area in California is home to 5 schools, including 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school, all part of the Desert Sands Unified School District. While the district as a whole is ranked 972 out of 1,560 in California and has a 2-star rating, several standout schools in the area are performing exceptionally well.

Palm Desert High School is the top-performing school in the area, ranked 382 out of 2,335 California high schools with a 4-star rating. It boasts a high 4-year graduation rate of 95.8% and a low dropout rate of 0.6%, while also outperforming the district and state averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. The two charter schools in the area, Palm Desert Charter Middle and George Washington Charter, also stand out with their high rankings, strong test scores, and low chronic absenteeism rates.

In contrast, Abraham Lincoln Elementary has the highest percentage of free/reduced lunch recipients at 79.49%, suggesting potential socioeconomic challenges that may impact student performance. However, James Earl Carter Elementary has managed to outperform the district and state averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments while maintaining a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate of 29.9%, indicating that some traditional public schools in the area are also delivering strong academic results.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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