La Quinta High School



La Quinta High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

La Quinta High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 768
10 730
11 627
12 615

La Quinta High School is a public high school of the Desert Sands Unified School District located in La Quinta, CA. It has 2,740 students in grades 9th through 12th. La Quinta High School is the 91st largest public high school in California and the 416th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 27.2 to 1.

Total Students: 2,740
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 27.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 100.8
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 416th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in California: 91st out of 2,635
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,340th out of 2,608
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 166th out of 2,608

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La Quinta High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 1,377
(50%)
4,637
(49%)
 Male 1,363
(50%)
4,784
(51%)

La Quinta High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,806
(66%)
6,742
(72%)
 White 707
(26%)
2,061
(22%)
 Asian 109
(4%)
297
(3%)
 Black 76
(3%)
202
(2%)
 American Indian 19
(1%)
43
(0%)
 Two or More 18
(1%)
66
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(0%)
10
(0%)

La Quinta High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,378
(50%)
3,877
(41%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,067
(39%)
4,616
(49%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 295
(11%)
928
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

La Quinta High School is ranked 246th out of 2,578 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of La Quinta High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (49.7%) is slightly lower than the state average of 55.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

La Quinta High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2690
2006 2706
2007 2878
2008 3087
2009 2985
2010 2968
2011 2999
2012 2922
2013 2858
2014 2814
2015 2740

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22.1
2006 27.4
2007 22.4
2008 24.4
2009 27.4
2010 N/A
2011 29.2
2012 28.9
2013 27.4
2014 31.4
2015 27.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.21301115241636
2006 0.2520325203252
2007 0.31236970118138
2008 0.36605118237771
2009 0.39430485762144
2010 0.42014824797844
2011
2012 0.49075975359343
2013 0.49545136459062
2014 0.52771855010661
2015 0.4970802919708

Compare La Quinta High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,095.7% 21.0:1
 
2,720.0% 27.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 49.7%
 
State Average 55.7%
 

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