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Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 611 students

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014

We love our school! The office staff is wonderful, the teachers are kind and caring. There are a lot of activities for the students, the class sizes are small compared to other schools in the desert.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2014

went to pick up my brother and they couldent tell me where he was, the receptionist wasent their, just a lot of kaos!!! if he was sick why didnt they hold him in sick room ???


Posted March 5, 2014

Great school with good teachers! Good extra curricular after school programs! Fun environment! Good class sizes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

This School is a IB Elementary, one of two at the District, they have a Spanish Instructor who teaches once a week, they offer computer lab for the kids, they offered Technology classes after school for the upper levels grades, they also have some other after school classes, such as choir, basketball, legos, football, cheerleaders, keyboards, talent show, they offer tutoring for all the grade levels. They participate on Math Field Day, Battle of the Books, Ballroom competition, they have a science night for the kids, they also offer ASES an after school program that runs till 5:40, very well organized. they have a great reading program for the kids, that had help mine through the years, most of the teachers have open doors for volunteer parents, they also have a program for DADS, call the Watch DOGS (dads of great students). they offer and Art program working with the McCallum Theater they take the kids to see performances and the ART Instructors from the McCallum come and work with the kids. Its a great Elementary, Great Teachers, Great Environment. Best Elementary School in the Desert!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

My daughter and another little girl have had off and on conflicts since kindergarten. I dealt directly with the mother. When I told my daughter I was going to talk to the principle, she told the little girl and the next thing I knew the girl and her friends turned it all on my daughter. Meanwhile, my daughter hasn't been dropped off early in two years, because of bullying.The father of the child aforementioned has terrorized our family, my daughter is cyber bullied, sobs weekly and refused to go to school. Her personality has changed completely since first grade as a result. She is obsessed with her looks, weight, height and researching bullying books and videos. She has no self esteem and has become withdrawn. When I told the principle Id been dealing with the mother for years and about my daughters self esteem and obsession with bullying information , she was not impartial at all and poo pooed it away. She didn't check with the parent I suggested she talked to comfirm my daughters side of the story and just seemed to want it over with. If your child is bullied you are on your own if it is inconvenient to deal with. We are now homeschooling her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

This school is very beautiful. The staff here compared to other schools my children have attended aren't very friendly. I believe its more of a fashions show than teachers who actually care about the childrens well being. They don't say good morning or hello unless initiated. The staff inside the office is rude and dismissive. The fall festival this year was poorly put together and hardly any of the female staff working looked as if they wanted to be there. The woman doing the cake walk was yelling at the children and many were complaining how mean the teachers were and how this year sucked. Most prizes were crayons melted into patterns. Not a pleasant or warm feeling here I'm transfering my child asap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Ben Franklin Elementary School. Is a great school the staff & teacher are hard workers people that are will to go far and beyond to help students and parents with there needs. The principal Mrs. May also works hard in helping students reach there goal. Everyone in the school is friendly and willing to help. I would like to Thank All the Staff and the Teachers in Ben Franklin for all the effort and hard work they put in making this a great school. have a Great Summer everyone. ;) 2013
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

I love that this school has many after school activities. Ballroom,ballet,violin,keyboard,band,choir,musicals,legos,zumba,talent show,tennis,football,basketball, and many others. I think after school activities are very important in a childs education.With all the school budget cuts most of our teachers volunteer their time to make all this possible. Teachers here take their teaching to the next level with their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

The Principal does an excellent job with his school and staff. The Teachers at Ben Franklin are awesome, especially my sons' 1st grade teacher Mr. Munksgard. They have alot of extracurricular activites for all grades. From what I have seen, there is alot of parent involvement. Ben Franklin is on top with their discipline and I know my son is safe when in school. I do not know why they were given lower marks on alot of these topics. Go Chargers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

My daughter has been at Benjamin Franklin for three years and we are very please with it. Benjamin Franklin has dedicated teachers that care for thair students. The school also offers different after school activities such band, choir, cheerleading, chess, theater,flag football , french club, dance(ballet).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2008

I Love this school! The teachers are GREAT!! Everyone really cares and gets involved. Mr. Bugg (principal) cares about the school, students and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

What a great group of dedicated teachers we have who take a heartfelt interest in our children. Outstanding !


Posted February 22, 2008

As a parent of a kindergartner I try to be as involved as possible.It did not take long to see what a hassle it can be...to my horror. I understand that it is a new school so comittees and such are also young but people do not seem to be open to help and change. People need to understand that anything to do with the school is solely for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

809

Change from
2012 to 2013

-20

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

809

What is the API?
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

-20

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 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.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
58%
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

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females67%
Males40%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner49%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students54%
Females56%
Males51%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate73%
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

All Students43%
Females51%
Males35%
African Americann/a
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females59%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
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

All Students77%
Females82%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females77%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner77%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate91%
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

All Students63%
Females67%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students49%
Females45%
Males53%
African Americann/a
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students47%
Females36%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate44%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 74%
White 18%
Two or more races 3%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/AN/A
English language learners 25%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
French
Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Title 1 Academic Excellence Award (2011)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • United Way (2012)
  • UNICEF Support (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 2:50 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Kelly May-Vollmar
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (760) 238-9433

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Global
  • Service learning
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Betty Ford Center
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Foreign language club: French
  • Math club
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
La Quinta Middle School
Paige Middle School
John Glenn Middle School
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77-800 Calle Tampico
La Quinta, CA 92253
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Phone: (760) 238-9424

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