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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Desert Hot Springs High School is a public school located in Desert Hot Springs, CA. It has 1,750 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
65850 Pierson Blvd.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Telephone
(760) 288-7000
Website
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Desert Hot Springs High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1000
185 responses
Average ACT
19
72 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$34,251
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$918
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 118 responses
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  • Rallies
    24%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Plays
    11%
  • Lunch
    10%
  • Sports in general
    8%
  • Concerts
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,750
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,049
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.5%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,877/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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I actually like coming to school, I have made great friendships here and met many amazing people. I feel like something that could change at this school would be the way the after school pick is since it gets very crowded which could be dangerous for people walking and people driving. Another thing I would like to change here is sport support I feel as if we had more support in sports they would do better!
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From my perspective, most of the students who attended DHSHS were dedicated to their achievements and goals. They were persistent with their work including myself, having many tutors, teachers, and staff to help us with almost any question. These past three years have been fulfilled of school spirit and creativity to say the least. As I stated before, we have many DHSHS staff members that are willing to help us become better and closer towards our goals. There are many clubs and events that include all cultures, races, genders, etc. To end, DHSHS is fulfilled with many smart intellectuals who are capable of achieving many things in life in this helpful environment.
My experience in Desert Hot Springs High School was acceptable. Most of my teachers were great teachers who I learned many things from. Some teachers were completely ignorant, and did not know how to act fair to all students. Our administration did not always take into consideration what their students had to say. Athletics wise, coaches were not always dedicated, and were not always respectful, some were great and some were not.