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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Palm Springs High School is a highly rated, public school located in Palm Springs, CA. It has 1,659 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Palm Springs High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1080
292 responses
Average ACT
23
85 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
  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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 116 responses
  • Rallys
    31%
  • Performing football games with the marching band
    16%
  • Watching our sports play
    10%
  • Dance Shows
    10%
  • Cheerleading and school dances
    8%
  • Plays/Musicals
    7%
  • Soccer
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,659
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$122,501
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 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
$17,169/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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Palm Springs High School Reviews

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Really cool and diverse learning atmosphere! I am really happy I spent my four years learning here, but there are a few things that should be worked on. The school is very outdated for being in a very popular, well-known, and modern area of California. The teachers are very good, IF you are in honors or AP classes. Teachers for CP are incredibly low-grade, lazy, teaching very minimal, and creating an unpleasant learning environment, but hey it's easy if they don't do anything and you can just mess around all class period. I was a favorite by administration and most teachers, but it's all a system of kissing butt and favoritism so beware. EEK and watch out for the curly-haired librarian - she has a bad reputation for being VERY MEAN and UNCARING!
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As a senior in Palm Springs High School, I love it here! I love the people, my teachers, and sometimes my classes. I think in this high school, we are very diverse and filled with people that have different qualities which make us unique. In my opinion when I was taught in chemistry, I was barely taught which I thought maybe that's one thing they could improve on.
What I think is most special about the campus of Palm Springs High School is the feeling of camaraderie amongst the students and faculty. Teachers are inviting and welcoming of the students. In fact the relationship between both groups is so comfortable that it’s a natural occurrence to have our meals in their classrooms.
The only thing I’d like to see change for the better is the sense of favoritism among the security team on campus. The general feeling among the students is that the security team allows behaviors from athletic groups that are not allowed with others, which, in turn causes animosity and a sense of dislike toward the security team.