Desert Springs Middle School



Desert Springs Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Springs Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 320
7 273
8 289
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Springs Middle School is a public elementary school located in Desert Hot Springs, CA in the Palm Springs Unf School District. It enrolls 882 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 25.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 882
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 34

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Desert Springs Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 446
(51%)
8,304
(51%)
 Female 436
(49%)
7,998
(49%)

Desert Springs Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 696
(79%)
12,272
(75%)
 White 93
(11%)
2,269
(14%)
 Black 74
(8%)
894
(5%)
 Two or More 11
(1%)
260
(2%)
 Asian 4
(0%)
504
(3%)
 American Indian 4
(0%)
73
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
30
(0%)

Desert Springs Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 695
(79%)
11,267
(69%)
 Not Eligible 120
(14%)
3,782
(23%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 67
(8%)
1,253
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Desert Springs Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (86.4%) is higher than the state average of 58.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Desert Springs Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1665
2006 1748
2007 1737
2008 1682
2009 1681
2010 1585
2011 883
2012 882

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 24.6
2006 24.2
2007 22.1
2008 24.2
2009 25.5
2010 N/A
2011 25.6
2012 25.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.91651651651652
2006 0.77345537757437
2007 0.85146804835924
2008 0.86444708680143
2009 0.92623438429506
2010 0.93753943217666
2011 0.88788221970555
2012 0.86394557823129

Compare Desert Springs Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,590.0% 25.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 86.4%
 

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Public 06 - 08 882 25.9:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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