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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  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 High School is an above average, public school located in Palm Springs, CA. It has 1,756 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
2401 E Baristo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Telephone
(760) 778-0400
Website
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Palm Springs High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1070
261 responses
Average ACT
23
81 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$48,126
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,006
National
$949
Median Home Value
$340,600
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 106 responses
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  • Rallys
    32%
  • Performing football games with the marching band
    16%
  • Watching our sports play
    10%
  • Dance Shows
    9%
  • Cheerleading and school dances
    8%
  • Plays/Musicals
    7%
  • Orchestra performances
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,756
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,049
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 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
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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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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Though PSHS has it's problems like any other school does, I'd never wanna be anywhere else. Many of the teachers care deeply about the students and making sure that they understand the material and the administration responds quickly to student concerns. Our school is actually quite open-minded to different ideas and people which makes talking in the classroom feel more comfortable. The seniors have preparational courses for college which really impact our experience while applying, and the counselors are very responsible and helpful. Overall, if you have teachers you get along with and pay attention in class, you should do great.
Palm Springs High School is a very spirited school filled with culture. The counselors along with the staff are very helpful, they make you start thinking about your life after school, whether it is going to a university, junior college, or the work force, in a sense start making us come up with a plan. My school has a lot of clubs, some include cancer awareness, the affects of bullying and trying to stop it, as well as suicide prevention. One really big club we have is HOSA, which is Health Occupations Students of America, which focuses on the medical field. In addition we are very diverse, filled with culture, since our school is near the Native American Reservation, we are called the Indians. In addition, our school holds special monthly events, for example for Spanish Heritage Month,we had food tasting, music, and special performances. We also have other events like this throughout the year, which helps us come together as a school.