Desert Sands Unified School District

  • 47-950 DUNE PALMS RD
  • LA QUINTA, CA 92253
  • (760) 777-4200
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District Overview

 DistrictState Average
Graduation Rate82.3%71.2%
Dropout Rate4.1%5.0%
Per Pupil Spending$8,684$9,292
Students Per Teacher22.020.8
Number of Schools35-
Number of Students28,976-
Number of (FTE) Teachers1,320-

Student Enrollment (2009-2010)

  Students Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment28,97622.0
Student Enrollment By Grade
  Students
Prekindergarten Students-
Kindergarten Students2,066
1st Grade Students2,234
2nd Grade Students2,173
3rd Grade Students2,324
4th Grade Students2,150
5th Grade Students2,208
6th Grade Students2,256
7th Grade Students2,328
8th Grade Students2,358
9th Grade Students2,357
10th Grade Students2,387
11th Grade Students2,240
12th Grade Students2,233
Ungraded Students-
Student Enrollment By Race
  Students
American Indian or Alaska Native119
Asian or Pacific Islander761
Hispanic19,921
Black (Non-Hispanic)632
White (Non-Hispanic)7,523
Student Enrollment By Gender
  Students
Male14,977
Female14,337

Faculty and Staff (2009-2010)

Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers1,32022.0
Prekindergarten Teachers--
Kindergarten Teachers74-
Elementary Teachers851-
Secondary Teachers365-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes30-
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides132
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors10
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors50
Elementary29
Secondary21
Other-
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians3
Library Support Staff-
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff760
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators10
LEA Administrative Support Staff88
School Administrators50
School Administrative Support Staff137
Student Support Services51
Other Support Services Staff425

District Financial Details (2008)

Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$335,185,000-
Total Local Revenues$142,662,00042.6%
Property Tax$87,093,00026.0%
Other School Systems$16,279,0004.9%
Cities and Counties$19,728,0005.9%
Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$14,0000.00%
School Lunch$2,770,0000.8%
Non-Specified$29,0000.01%
Other Sales and Services$10,0000.00%
Rents and Royalties$179,0000.05%
Interest Earnings$10,376,0003.1%
Miscellaneous$6,184,0001.8%
Total State Revenues$173,081,00051.6%
General Formula Assistance$109,149,00032.6%
Staff Improvement Programs$2,919,0000.9%
Special Education Programs$185,0000.06%
Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$4,833,0001.4%
Gifted and Talented Programs$227,0000.07%
Vocational Education Programs$21,0000.01%
School Lunch Programs$546,0000.2%
Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$18,951,0005.7%
Transportation Programs$2,203,0000.7%
Other Programs$27,112,0008.1%
State Revenues on Behalf - Employee Benefits$6,935,0002.1%
Total Federal Revenues$19,442,0005.8%
Through State - Title I$6,714,0002.0%
Through State - Children With Disabilities (IDEA)$3,813,0001.1%
Through State - Math, Science and Teacher Quality$1,185,0000.4%
Through State - Safe and Drug Free Schools$120,0000.04%
Through State - Title V, Part A$1,0000.00%
Through State - Vocational and Tech Education$208,0000.06%
Through State - Bilingual Education$528,0000.2%
Through State - Child Nutrition Act$6,025,0001.8%
Through State - Other$839,0000.3%
Direct - Indian Education$9,0000.00%
Expenditures For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$249,888,000-
Total Instruction Expenditures$154,971,00062.0%
Total Support Services Expenditures$85,571,00034.2%
Student Support$13,221,0003.9%
Instructional Staff Support$13,709,0004.1%
General Administration Support$982,0000.3%
School Administration Support$15,887,0004.7%
Operation and Maintenance Support$23,412,0007.0%
Student Transportation Support$6,624,0002.0%
Other Support Services$11,736,0003.5%
Total Other Expenditures$9,346,0003.7%
Food Services$9,346,0002.8%

Graduation and Dropout Details (2007-08)

Graduation Information
Overall Graduation Rate 82.3%
Total Diploma Count 1,748
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients -
Dropout Information
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Total Grades 9-123584.1%

Map and Listings of Schools Within Desert Sands Unified School District

Schools Summary:
  • Schools: 35
  • Students: 28,976
  • Full-Time Equivalent Teachers: 1,320
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
74100 Rutledge Way
Palm Desert, CA
Public | KG-5
724 24.1

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AMELIA EARHART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
45250 Dune Palms Rd
Indio, CA
Public | KG-5
901 24.0

5 out of 5
1 Review
AMISTAD HIGH (CONTINUATION) SCHOOL
44801 Golf Center Parkway
Indio, CA
Public | 9-12
465 27.4

5 out of 5
1 Review
ANDREW JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
82850 Kenner Ave
Indio, CA
Public | KG-5
775 22.8

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
77800 Calle Tampico
La Quinta, CA
Public | KG-5
611 21.8

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CARRILLO RANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
43775 Madison St
Indio, CA
Public | KG-5
628 20.3

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COLONEL MITCHELL PAIGE MIDDLE SCHOOL
43495 Palm Royale Dr
La Quinta, CA
Public | 6-8
1,068 24.2

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DESERT RIDGE ACADEMY
79767 Ave 39
Indio, CA
Public | 6-8
741 21.2

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DR. REYNALDO J. CARREON JR. ACADEMY
47368 Monroe St
Indio, CA
Public | KG-5
807 23.1

5 out of 5
1 Review
DWIGHT EISENHOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
83391 Dillon Ave
Indio, CA
Public | KG-5
512 17.7

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GEORGE WASHINGTON CHARTER SCHOOL
45768 Portola Ave
Palm Desert, CA
Charter | KG-5
741 23.2

5 out of 5
1 Review
GERALD R. FORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
44210 Warner Trail
Indian Wells, CA
Public | KG-5
801 23.6

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HARRY S. TRUMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
78870 Ave 50
La Quinta, CA
Public | KG-5
682 22.7

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HERBERT HOOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
44300 Monroe St
Indio, CA
Public | KG-5
489 16.9

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HORIZON SCHOOL
43330 Palm Royale Dr
La Quinta, CA
Public | KG-12
381 23.8

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INDIO HIGH SCHOOL
81750 Ave 46
Indio, CA
Public | 9-12
2,447 26.0

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INDIO MIDDLE SCHOOL
81195 Miles Ave
Indio, CA
Public | 6-8
961 24.0

5 out of 5
3 Reviews
JAMES EARL CARTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
74251 Hovley Ln East
Palm Desert, CA
Public | KG-5
641 23.7

5 out of 5
3 Reviews
JAMES MADISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
80845 Ave 46
Indio, CA
Public | KG-5
660 21.3

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JAMES MONROE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
42100 Yucca Ln
Bermuda Dunes, CA
Public | KG-5
581 22.4

4 out of 5
1 Review
JOHN ADAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
50800 Desert Club Dr
La Quinta, CA
Public | KG-5
458 22.9

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JOHN F. KENNEDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
45100 Clinton St
Indio, CA
Public | KG-5
529 20.4

5 out of 5
1 Review
JOHN GLENN MIDDLE SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
79655 Miles Ave
Indio, CA
Public | 6-8
1,273 24.5

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LA QUINTA HIGH SCHOOL
79255 Westward Ho Dr
La Quinta, CA
Public | 9-12
2,985 27.4

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LA QUINTA MIDDLE SCHOOL
78900 Ave 50
La Quinta, CA
Public | 6-8
777 25.1

1 out of 5
1 Review
LYNDON B. JOHNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
44640 Clinton St
Indio, CA
Public | KG-5
625 23.2

5 out of 5
1 Review
MARTIN VAN BUREN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
47733 Van Buren St
Indio, CA
Public | KG-5
466 22.2

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PALM DESERT HIGH SCHOOL
43570 Phyllis Jackson Ln
Palm Desert, CA
Public | 9-12
2,103 25.5

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PALM DESERT MIDDLE SCHOOL
74200 Rutledge Way
Palm Desert, CA
Charter | 6-8
1,265 26.8

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RONALD REAGAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
39800 Liberty Dr
Palm Desert, CA
Public | KG-5
779 21.9

5 out of 5
2 Reviews
SHADOW HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
39225 Jefferson St
Indio, CA
Public | 9-12
640 24.6

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SUMMIT HIGH (CONTINUATION) SCHOOL
43330 Palm Royale Dr
La Quinta, CA
Public | 10-12
310 29.5

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
83200 Dr Carreon Blvd
Indio, CA
Public | KG-5
703 24.2

5 out of 5
1 Review
THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
83089 Hwy 111
Indio, CA
Public | 6-8
785 19.6

5 out of 5
1 Review
WOODROW WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
Non-Operational or Status Unknown
83501 Dillon Ave
Indio, CA
Public | 6-8
- -

5 out of 5
1 Review
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