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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Palm Springs Unified School District is a public school district located in Palm Springs, CA. It has 23,087 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
Address
980 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Telephone
(760) 416-6000
Website

Palm Springs Unified School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1040
855 responses
Average ACT
21
235 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,087
Free or Reduced Lunch
83.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,049
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$268,468,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,877/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%

Palm Springs Unified School District Reviews

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What I like most about the Palms Springs Unified School district is, that they offer so many opportunities to students. For example, in my middle school years, my school offered the program A.V.I.D. This program motivates and prepares students for college while also offering college campus field trips. I was told that my school was the only one in the valley to have this program and it was because the school district decided for the school to offer it. The whole point of this story, is that if the district didn’t choose to have that program In my school, I wouldn’t be as motivated to go to college as I am now. Currently, I am in high school, and PSUSD keeps doing the best for us students, by allowing our school to offer various classes, some which are not offered in other schools. In addition, the program A.V.I.D is still being offered and I am now about to be in my 6th year In this program!
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I like the teacher involvement and dedication to their students, they will go out their way to help a student succeed. Their parent attendance is average but not out lack of their part, Palm Springs Unified School district makes information open and easy to acquire. Although the attendance rate of parents are low it is because of the parent la-sire far attitude for theirs sons or daughters education rather than the schools inability to provide information. The schools AP class do well to prepare for college but those who don't take AP class's are at a disadvantage
The schools included in the Palm Spring Unified School District are all great with access to items student would need such as computers and books. In my experience though the district does lack in keeping teachers. Teachers during the middle of the year would come and go causing instability towards the students' academic progress. It also lacks in bringing up important issues such as harassment, and when a case is presented it is slid under the carpet.