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La Quinta Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

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Desert Sands Unified School District Details

Desert Sands Unified School District
47 950 Dune Palms Rd.
La Quinta, CA 92253

26,982 Students enrolled in District

34 Schools in District

25 Students Per Classroom (State average is 23)

Desert Sands Unified School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
42%
45%
49%
51%
35%
39%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
District
State

Schools in this District

School Grades
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
74 100 Rutledge Way
Palm Desert, CA, 92260
KG-05
Amelia Earhart Elementary School Of International
45 250 Dune Palms Rd.
Indio, CA, 92201
KG-05
Amistad High (continuation) School
83 501 Dillon Ave.
Indio, CA, 92201
09-12
Andrew Jackson Elementary School
82 850 Kenner Ave.
Indio, CA, 92201
KG-05
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
77 800 Calle Tampico
La Quinta, CA, 92253
KG-05
Carrillo Ranch Elementary School
43 775 Madison St.
Indio, CA, 92201
KG-05
Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School
43 495 Palm Royale Dr.
La Quinta, CA, 92253
06-08
Desert Ridge Academy School
79 767 Ave. 39
Indio, CA, 92203
06-08
Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Jr. Academy School
47 368 Monroe St.
Indio, CA, 92201
KG-05
George Washington Charter School
45 768 Portola Ave.
Palm Desert, CA, 92260
KG-05
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School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 17.8% 23.3%
Black 1.5% 5.4%
Hispanic 77.5% 57.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.9% 12.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.0%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 68.4% 58.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 60.1% 52.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 8.2% 6.4%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,055 $230,453,550 56.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $776 $22,201,360 5.4%
Staff $808 $23,116,880 5.6%
General Administration $127 $3,633,470 0.9%
School Administration $870 $24,890,700 6.1%
Operation $1,208 $34,560,880 8.4%
Transportation $293 $8,382,730 2.0%
Other $514 $14,705,540 3.6%
Total Support $4,597 $131,520,170 32.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,689 $48,322,290 11.8%
Total Expenditures $14,340 $410,267,400 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,356 $50,163,077,615 48.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $884 $5,306,242,206 5.2%
Staff $863 $5,178,254,236 5.0%
General Administration $215 $1,291,487,537 1.3%
School Administration $923 $5,541,916,109 5.4%
Operation $1,311 $7,872,234,116 7.7%
Transportation $303 $1,818,082,742 1.8%
Other $665 $3,989,805,237 3.9%
Total Support $5,163 $30,997,440,957 30.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,580 $21,494,994,026 20.9%
Total Expenditures $17,099 $102,656,107,113 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%

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