Palm Desert High School



Palm Desert High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Palm Desert 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
9 489
10 508
11 501
12 450

Palm Desert High School is a public high school of the Desert Sands Unified School District located in Palm Desert, CA. It has 1,948 students in grades 9th through 12th. Palm Desert High School is the 409th largest public high school in California and the 1,751st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 25.6 to 1.

Total Students: 1,948
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 76.1
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,751st out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in California: 409th out of 2,635
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,139th out of 2,608
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 477th out of 2,608

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Palm Desert High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,022
(52%)
4,784
(51%)
 Female 926
(48%)
4,637
(49%)

Palm Desert High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 886
(45%)
2,061
(22%)
 Hispanic 849
(44%)
6,742
(72%)
 Asian 134
(7%)
297
(3%)
 Black 42
(2%)
202
(2%)
 Two or More 19
(1%)
66
(1%)
 American Indian 16
(1%)
43
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
10
(0%)

Palm Desert High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,164
(60%)
3,877
(41%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 632
(32%)
4,616
(49%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 152
(8%)
928
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Palm Desert High School is ranked 535th out of 2,578 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Palm Desert High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (40.2%) is 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.

Palm Desert High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1993
2006 2075
2007 2103
2008 2159
2009 2103
2010 2042
2011 2003
2012 1979
2013 2003
2014 2016
2015 1948

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22.6
2006 25.9
2007 23.7
2008 24.3
2009 25.5
2010 N/A
2011 27.3
2012 26.9
2013 26.4
2014 29
2015 25.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.17310587054691
2006 0.17734939759036
2007 0.22111269614836
2008 0.24038906901343
2009 0.30099857346648
2010 0.34965719882468
2011 0.0014977533699451
2012 0.45376452753916
2013 0.4153769345981
2014 0.43105158730159
2015 0.40246406570842

Compare Palm Desert High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,095.7% 21.0:1
 
2,560.0% 25.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 40.2%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 55.7%
 

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