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2022 Best Middle Schools in the Palm Springs Area

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  1. #1 Best Private K-12 Schools in Palm Springs Area.

    Palm Valley School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    RANCHO MIRAGE, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    67 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Palm Valley is a wonderful school! I am a graduate and now my son attends, with my daughter joining next year. From personal experience I know the academics and college preparation are unparalleled...The small school atmosphere requires you to foster relationships with a diverse group of classmates that you may not otherwise. I still speak to and see my classmates regularly and see them as...The teachers that really impacted my life as a student are still teaching there today and it brings me so much joy that one day my children can be taught by them too!.

    Read 67 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 337,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  2. #1 Best Public Middle Schools in Palm Springs Area.

    Horizon School

    Blue checkmark.

    Desert Sands Unified School District, CA,

    K-12,

    10 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Horizon is a great school for those who are willing to learn but need to learn at their own pace. The alternative education style makes it easier to connect with teachers and truly understand the....

    Read 10 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 780,

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  3. #2 Best Private K-12 Schools in Palm Springs Area.

    Desert Chapel Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PALM SPRINGS, CA,

    K-12,

    24 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Teachers seem to really care, are approachable and so far we have been very happy with the curriculum. Faculty is responsive, patient and friendly with questions and issues. We are very pleased with....

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 158,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  4. #3 Best Private K-12 Schools in Palm Springs Area.

    Desert Christian Academy

    Private School,

    BERMUDA DUNES, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    16 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says There is so much to say about Desert Christian Academy because of the relationships, academics, and athletics they not only provide but conquer in. The relationships not only with students but with....

    Read 16 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 511,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  5. #2 Best Public Middle Schools in Palm Springs Area.

    Palm Desert Charter Middle School

    Blue checkmark.

    Desert Sands Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,298,

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  6. #3 Best Public Middle Schools in Palm Springs Area.

    John Glenn Middle School of International Studies

    Blue checkmark.

    Desert Sands Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says By far the best Middle School (academically) in the Desert. Teachers are really great, they prepare students very well for high school. The school by itself is beautiful and very well located. This is a IB school..

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,092,

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  7. #4 Best Public Middle Schools in Palm Springs Area.

    Cielo Vista Charter School

    Palm Springs Unified School District, CA,

    K-8,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says This is one of the best schools I have ever attended! The teachers are so welcoming and they LOVE their jobs. I had enrolled in 7th grade during this pandemic (2020-2021) and I excelled. Our teachers....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 869,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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  8. #5 Best Public Middle Schools in Palm Springs Area.

    Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School

    Blue checkmark.

    Desert Sands Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 520,

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  9. #6 Best Public Middle Schools in Palm Springs Area.

    James Workman Middle School

    Palm Springs Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 1,254,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  10. #7 Best Public Middle Schools in Palm Springs Area.

    Desert Learning Academy

    Palm Springs Unified School District, CA,

    K-12,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says Desert Learning Academy provides students the best education for student looking for an alternative to traditional schools. Student have access to teachers, counseling, and administration when and if....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 215,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  11. La Quinta Middle School

    Blue checkmark.

    Desert Sands Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

    15 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: High School Senior says Academics are good, teachers are awesome, and they prepare you well for testing. However, certain combinations of classes is EXTREMELY stressful and the work load is insane..

    Read 15 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 719,

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  12. Raymond Cree Middle School

    Palm Springs Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 835,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  13. Desert Ridge Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Desert Sands Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 998,

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  14. Desert Springs Middle School

    Palm Springs Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says I used to go here when I was younger, and now I am at a great school called Desert Springs Middle School the Admin is very great everything is great the only thing they need to work on is their....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Students: 918,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  15. Nellie N. Coffman Middle School

    Palm Springs Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

    9 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says It was a great experience to attend this middle school. The electives were great, I learned a lot in the honors classes I took, and the best part is I never experienced or saw bullying..

    Read 9 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Students: 1,056,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  16. Painted Hills Middle School

    Palm Springs Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says When I went there I had so much fun and I felt supported by some of my teachers and staff. When I was being harassed I told my parents and my parents told the administration and then it was handled..

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Students: 823,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  17. Indio Middle School

    Blue checkmark.

    Desert Sands Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Students: 763,

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  18. Thomas Jefferson Middle School

    Blue checkmark.

    Desert Sands Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Students: 501,

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  19. Imagine Schools, Riverside County

    Public School,

    COACHELLA, CA,

    K-7,

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Students: 862,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  20. Cahuilla Desert Academy Junior High School

    Coachella Valley Unified School District, CA,

    7-8,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says Cahuilla Desert Academy is a school full of positivity. I have no trouble having difficulties interacting with the students, teachers or administrators. The school is just one that is very welcoming....

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C minus,

    Students: 895,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  21. Toro Canyon Middle School

    Coachella Valley Unified School District, CA,

    7-8,

    Overall Niche Grade: D+,

    Students: 1,105,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  22. Bobby Duke Middle School

    Coachella Valley Unified School District, CA,

    7-8,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says When I was attending that school it was very fun. We had a lot of things going on for the students to participate in..

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: D,

    Students: 755,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

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  23. King's Schools

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PALM SPRINGS, CA,

    PK, K-8,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says After being promoted to 6th grade in a highly rated public school though my son did not pass the 5th grade SAT's, he repeated 5th grade at King's Schools and was at grade level. 6th grade - Honor Roll 7th grade - Core Value Award, Gold Medal at ACSI Speech Meet with plans to finish on the Honor Roll again. But, more than the scholastic praises, my son has learned to respect and take responsibility and now mentors younger students. I don't believe he could have achieved all of that, if not for King's. The teachers and staff are firm but with a nurturing and loving style. I cannot sing the praises of King's Schools loud enough. I pray everyday, that Mr. DeLair finds a way to open 9th grade and up, so my son can stay in an environment where he really flourishes..

    Read 1 reviews.

    Students: 273,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  24. Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

    Private School,

    INDIO, CA,

    K-8,

    Students: 252,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  25. St. Theresa Elementary School

    Private School,

    PALM SPRINGS, CA,

    PK, K-8,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Excellent school! There is great sense of community between parents and teachers. This school has outstanding technology and arts classes available to all students Preschool through 8th grade..

    Read 3 reviews.

    Students: 212,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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