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47-950 Dune Palms Rd.
La Quinta, CA 92253
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Opened on September 4, 2001
History of School's Ranking
Blue line is rank against all schools in California; Green line is rank against similar schools only; B = LEA or ASAM School; C = Special Education School
School's 2007 Base API Score is 606
Education Levels K - 12th
Students in 2006 522  (42% male)
Ethnic Breakdown of Students
16% were English learners in 2007
11% socioeconomically disadvantaged
Breakdown of Parent's Highest Education Level

CST / CAPA Scores Average of 2nd - 11th graders scoring at or above the proficiency level

Average of 4th-11th grade English CST scoresAverage of 4th-7th grade Math CST scoresAverage of 8th-9th grade General Math CST scoresAverage of 9th-10th grade Algebra 1 CST scoresAverage of 11th grade Algebra 2 CST scoresAverage of 10th-11th grade Geometry CST scoresAverage of 8th-10th grade Science CST scoresAverage of 9th-11th grade Earth Science CST scoresAverage of 8th grade Social Science CST scoresAverage of 11th grade US History CST scoresAverage of 10th grade World History CST scores

10th Grade California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) Scores

10th grade English CAHSEE scores10th grade Math CAHSEE scores

National Ranking  (CAT/6) The national average is 50%

Average of 7th grade Reading CAT/6 scoresAverage of 7th grade Language CAT/6 scoresAverage of 7th grade Spelling CAT/6 scoresAverage of 7th grade Math CAT/6 scores

Teachers Info from 2006

School District
Average years of teaching experience 23.1 12.4
Percent of teachers that are first-year or second-year teachers 0% 16.1%
Percent of teachers with full teaching credentials 100% 96.7%
Percent of teachers with emergency credentials 0% 2.8%
Percent of teachers with waivers 0% 0.1%
Teachers with emergency credentials do not qualify for full credentials or for an internship, but meet minimum certification requirements.  When schools are unable to find enough credentialed teachers or teachers with emergency permits, then they allow teachers to work under a waiver.

Students Info from 2007

School District
Percent of students in gifted and talented education programs 11% 17%
Percent of students with disabilities 3% 9%
Percent of students who dropped out of high school 13.6%