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Desert Hot Springs High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

Living in Desert Hot...

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $88,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $960.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
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4 stars

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Posted January 24, 2014

My school is by far the best school in the county. We're not the richest, we don't have the most amazing sports teams, we don't have the nicest classrooms, but we do have something that a lot of schools don't.. We have heart, and pride, and spirit. We are a family. We get judged so much just because we live in, "the ghetto". We take all of the hate from the other high schools and use it to our advantage. We do our very best EVERYDAY, to prove that we are way more than people say we are. The more people talk down on us, the more we rise up, not only as students, but as a family, and we stick up for our school by scoring as best on tests as we can, and by graduating, and by staying with our school no matter what. We are Eagles. Eagles sore. We wont let any school talk down to us because we know we have as equal of a chance for success as they do. We have that eagle pride, hating on us, our teachers, our school, and even our city, wont change us. Get on our level.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2011

I have recently graduated in 2011 and with all my four years here I can say that the school is great. It may have gone down in fun, especially the '10-'11 year, but has gone up in education and learning wise. I will start with the BAD. This was the year that we got a new principle that treats all the students like criminals and doesn't get involved (she just shows up at places and thats about it). We have more administration than you can count on one hand which is too much. Teachers, on the other hand, are something that this school needs more of, since most teachers have an average teaching span of about a year or two. The school in great need of money and when they do have some it's used in unecessary such as 'Thinking Maps' where students are foced on using them rather than a plain old Venn Diagram. Now the great things, students love to get involved and participate in extra-curicular activities (too bad there isnt that many) with programs such as the Urban Art Movement and the award winning ROTC Junior Marine Corps. The school is a really safe place with recent crime sweeps around the city and gang related violence is almost to none with the no-tolerance the school has placed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2010

This school is terrible. Don't come here. I'm graduating this year but the '10-11 school year is going to be very very bad. We are losing our 4-class block schedule and many good teachers are being fired and replaced by new teachers placed by the state. Many extra-curricular classes are being cut so don't expect your student to form any life skills in this high school. On top of that, the population is mostly gangs or gang-inspired kids who will hurt anyone on a whim, sometimes only for attention. The behavior here is a big problem. All four years of my experience were horrible, and though I liked the nice faculty, the students consisted mostly of people I would enjoy strangling. Seriously, don't go to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2010

This high school has amazing programs that students can participate and be involved in. I graduated from this school two years ago and all my sucess was inspired by the staff at Desert Hot Springs High School.


Posted June 11, 2009

I have two students who attend this school they are both in Avid and are taking AP and honors classes. I think the staff is wonderful. I would like to see more parent participation for football games especially AWAY games !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

Some teachers and staff arent very aware of students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2005

It's a good school. It happens to be a lot better than what most people think. The teachers are amazing and the campus is beautiful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2005

Desert Hot Springs High School is not as bad as others make it. People base schools on their sports acheivment & not academic things. This school has one of the best academic programs in this valley. So before people put down this school, be a part of it first.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2004

I feel DHSHS is the best highschool in the Palm Springs Unified school district, with a Principal that can't be beat. I feel the teachers do the best they can with the students with what ever support and resources they have available to them. I am proud to say my child attends DHSHS and feel they are receiving the best eduaction possible of all the high schools in the Palm Springs Unified school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2004

Overall I'm very happy with our new little highschool. I feel for the level of money our poor town has, we are doing very well. Each year that passes our school is doing better and better. Could not ask for a more polticaly correct, or fair principal, I feel he's done an outstanding job for us. This is my daughter's 3rd year there, I feel she's done very well. The school offers sports, even though the facility for them isn't all there yet, and still we do quite well. Like everything this school is what we make of it. I feel it has a very good base to run with. The more we can be involved for our children, the better the school will be able to serve us. I hope everyone keeps up the hard work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2003

I am a senior at DHSHS. I think that DHSHS is a good school. I feel safe at school and I feel that I am receiving a good education. The only [thing] that that needs to be improved are the extracurricular activities, not just in school but in DHS too. There is nothing to do after school. Also I don't [think] that there is enough parent involvement at school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2003

This is a great school. I have three children here this year. The teachers for the most part are wonderful. The principal does a great job of recognizing our children for good or bad. The one thing that needs improvment is parental involment.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

672

Change from
2012 to 2013

+6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

672

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+6

Change from 2012 to 2013
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(2012)

2 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

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Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
23%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
26%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
1%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
34%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
27%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
49%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

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36%

2011

 
 
n/a

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9%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
2%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

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61%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

443 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
10%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
24%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
8%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
6%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
22%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
2%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
17%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
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n/a

2010

 
 
18%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
26%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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African American17%
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Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to state17%

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females51%
Males88%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged64%
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Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students30%
Females26%
Males33%
African American17%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Females37%
Males35%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students37%
Females23%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students4%
Females0%
Males6%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students46%
Females37%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students17%
Females18%
Males16%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

Chemistry

All Students41%
Females35%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females43%
Males32%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females3%
Males2%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students40%
Females38%
Males42%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

World History

All Students24%
Females15%
Males31%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students7%
Femalesn/a
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students10%
Females4%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students58%
Females71%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students13%
Females10%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students25%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students35%
Females42%
Males30%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students4%
Females6%
Males2%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students54%
Females54%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students36%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students47%
Females46%
Males50%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students45%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Females75%
Males62%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability9%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner31%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students67%
Females68%
Males66%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American59%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability11%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner35%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 76%
White 14%
Black 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/AN/A
English language learners 22%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
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