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Palm Springs High School

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Posted October 28, 2012

tne BEST Music and Arts program in the valley! thanks to them one daughter recieved enough scholarships to attend a top university. (the arts program made the difference as ALL the students at her school had a 4.0 or better) she graduates this May & without what PSHS had to offer she would Not have had that opportunity. THE ARTS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. Music enhances all math skills. i highly Recommend this school program


Posted August 10, 2011

We are thinking of having our son attend PSHS in 2 years (he's now a 7th grader) & are interested in hearing more about the school climate, academics, teacher-student ratio, test scores, gifted & talented programming, AP classes, pros, cons, band, sports. Basically, anything you'd like to write about. Thanks, P.S. We rated this school average only because we do not much about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

Excuse you, but there were some rotten students from James Workman, too. Not most of them were from Raymond Cree.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

It is necessary to make a statement about the previous comment. Not ALL the students make these claims. Furthermore, "english" is spelled with a capital E, the last time I read this. Mr. Daucher teaches English to freshman. It is a FACT that there were students in his class who were not well-behaved. Frankly speaking, they were rotten and received better treatment than they deserved. Mr. Daucher put up with a lot from some of these students. Mr. Daucher is well-organized, polished, and professional. Most of the good students went to James Workman; the rotten ones were from Raymond Cree.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2011

Great school awesome academics, however there is one bad apple that ruins the whole reputation of the school. Jeffrey Daucher, he teaches english at the school and is one of the most unprofessional teachers I have dealt with, my friends and family that have children in his class also agree. He wasnt teaching here last year. All the students claim he sits in class and talks the whole time about his personal life. something needs to be done otherwise its a really great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

THE best music program in a high school in riverside county. Excellent arts program- without them the school would be average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

i love palm springs high school because of the academics and the friends there
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2009

I really love the school, and the parent and teacher support, I have one out and two still in Palm Springs and happy to say all are doing great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I love the diversity that our school represents. We have all colors, races, religions
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

Not only am i going to brag about Palm Springs High School because it is the high school that i attend, but even if I want to another high school, I would still be able to notice what an amazing school it is. Being the ASB president, I have come to know the school backwards and forwards and it has only allowed me to love it more. PSHS has amazing programs, school spirit, a wonderful and safe campus and a great staff. They push us to excel in academics and that has only made everyone better. I am proud everyday to say that I am a Palm Springs High School student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

The athletics are wonderful and the care and concern of the Guidance Counselors are all terrific especially Mr. Mathis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They are organized, work hard to keep the campus safe, and consistentely strive to be the very best. My daughter just graduated and she got a great education there. I want other children to receive the same stellar education thaqt my child did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

I am a sophomore who now attends CCHS and i went to PSHS fore my freshmen year. I was forced to leave and i really regret doing so. The sports were great, teachers were fun and helpful, security was dependable, and students were goal oriented and not afraid to put in the extra work. Not to mention that it is a beautiful campus that is surrounded by panoramic mountain views. The 'Spirit of the Sands' Band is talented and the school has a great Arts program. I truly believe it is one of the best public schools in the Desert.


Posted February 27, 2007

Not an especially good leader. There are many exceptionally fine teachers at PSHS, and an unfortunately large number of teachers who are technically qualified but very poor teachers and role models. Poor communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

I attended Palm Springs High School and out of all of the schools in the Palm Springs area, I know that this school has the least amount of drug problems and some of the best teachers in the Valley. I have since gone on to obtain my Bacholers degree and I know that this is because of the wonderful teachers of Palm Springs High School.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

767

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

767

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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

-8

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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API Similar Schools Rank (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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
66%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Earth Science

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

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
31%
English Language Arts

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

540 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
33%
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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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 13% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
3%
Algebra II

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
28%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Earth Science

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
8%
English Language Arts

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

527 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
5%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

527 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
World History

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

524 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
9%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
45%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Earth Science

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
English Language Arts

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

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

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

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
28%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
U.S. History

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

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%
World History

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

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

All Students12%
Females9%
Males14%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Algebra II

All Students94%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students85%
Females82%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate77%
Parent education - high school graduate94%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students41%
Females31%
Males49%
African American16%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females64%
Males60%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state44%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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
Not 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
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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

Geometry

All Students37%
Females32%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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
Not 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

Physics

All Studentsn/a
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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
Not 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

World History

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
Not 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
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 Students3%
Females0%
Males5%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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

Algebra II

All Students39%
Females35%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented48%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students36%
Females36%
Males37%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state26%

Chemistry

All Students73%
Females73%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students14%
Females4%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females58%
Males49%
African American34%
Asian61%
Filipino61%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Geometry

All Students5%
Females5%
Males5%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)2%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)2%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state4%

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

All Students61%
Females56%
Males73%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students58%
Females57%
Males59%
African American43%
Asian67%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state37%

World History

All Students40%
Females36%
Males45%
African American24%
Asian47%
Filipino46%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state35%
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 Students0%
Femalesn/a
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
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%
Females8%
Males12%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)6%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students65%
Females68%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state68%

Chemistry

All Students43%
Females37%
Males49%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Earth Science

All Students39%
Females13%
Males61%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
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 Students53%
Females56%
Males51%
African American54%
Asian42%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females4%
Males3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
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)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 Students44%
Females41%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Physics

All Students74%
Females65%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students53%
Females46%
Males61%
African American53%
Asian67%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state53%

World History

All Students41%
Femalesn/a
Males47%
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 disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
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.

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

543 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students83%
Females85%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American78%
Asian78%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability27%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner22%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students84%
Females83%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American70%
Asian100%
Filipino90%
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability35%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner44%
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 55%
White 27%
Black 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%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

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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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