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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Palm Springs Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Palm Springs, CA. It has 23,103 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

Palm Springs Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

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

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,103
Free or Reduced Lunch
83.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
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%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$50,361
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,056
National
$949
Median Home Value
$367,900
National
$184,700

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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Some of the teachers are great! The food could be improved, especially since teens are growing. The environment for growing, messing up, and gaining responsibility needs to be improved.
For Palm Spring Unified schools, students get free lunch, computers to do work, hotspots for wifi accuse, we can sign up for sun bus free month passes, take internships at Palm Springs Unified School District. College of the Desert give free admission to those who live in the valley. AT my School, Desert Hot Springs High School, they offer many academies, I am in REAL (Renewable Energy Academy of Learning) and MCJROTC ( Marine Corps Junior Reserved Officers' Training Corps).