Desert Sands Unified School District Information

Desert Sands Unified School District is dedicated to providing a superior learning environment for students of all ages and providing a springboard to success in higher education and the world at large.

Contacting the Desert Sands Unified School District

Mailing Address:
Desert Sands Unified School District
47-950 Dune Palms Rd.
La Quinta, CA 92253-4000

Phone: 760-777-4200
Website:

State Assembly Representative:     website
Congressional Representative:     website
Senatorial Representative:     website


 District Directory Information
 (2016-2017 school year)
        
District Name:
Desert Sands Unified
NCES District ID:
0611110
State District ID:
CA-3367058
Mailing Address:
47-950 Dune Palms RD.
La Quinta, CA 92253-4000
Physical Address:
47-950 Dune Palms RD.
La Quinta, CA 92253-4000
Phone:
(760)777-4200

Type:
Local school district

Status:
No change

Supervisory Union #:
N/A
Grade Span: (grades KG - 12)
  KG123456789101112
Website:
 District Details (2014-2015 school year; Fiscal data from 2013-2014)
 Characteristics  
County: Riverside County County ID: 06065
Locale:  Suburb: Large (21)
CSA/CBSA: 40140
Total Schools: 34
Total Students: 28,999
Classroom Teachers (FTE): 1,083.59
Student/Teacher Ratio: 26.76
ELL (formerly LEP) Students: 7,200
Students with IEPs: 3,038
 Staff
Teachers (FTE)
  Total: 1,083.59  
   Prekindergarten:    0.00
   Kindergarten: 76.25
   Elementary: 673.18
   Secondary: 334.16
   Ungraded: 0.00
Total Staff (FTE): 2,192.67
Other Staff (FTE)
  Total: 1,109.08  
   Instructional Aides: 194.49
   Instruc. Coordinators & Supervisors:    52.05
   Total Guidance Counselors: 57.30
      Elementary Guidance Counselors: 27.30
      Secondary Guidance Counselors: 21.00
   Librarians/Media Specialists: 3.50
   Library/Media Support:
   District Administrators: 6.00
   District Administrative Support: 63.88
   School Administrators: 57.50
   School Administrative Support: 138.50
   Student Support Services: 51.60
   Other Support Services: 484.26
 Fiscal
  Amount Amount
per Student
Percent
Total Revenue: $319,341,000 $10,953
   Revenue by Source
      Federal: $24,442,000 $838 8%
      Local: $165,314,000 $5,670 52%
      State: $129,585,000 $4,445 41%
Total Expenditures: $342,335,000 $11,741
   Total Current Expenditures: $259,062,000 $8,885
      Instructional Expenditures: $157,829,000 $5,413 61%
      Student and Staff Support: $27,134,000 $931 10%
      Administration: $28,503,000 $978 11%
      Operations, Food Service, other: $45,596,000 $1,564 18%
   Total Capital Outlay: $56,177,000 $1,927
      Construction: $54,650,000 $1,874
   Total Non El-Sec Education & Other: $43,000 $1
   Interest on Debt: $26,677,000 $915
Note: Details do not add to totals due to rounding.
Note: Fiscal data (including per pupil count used in this table) from 2013-2014.
 Census
Total Population Under 18: 34,410
   Hispanic or Latino: 22,035
   Non Hispanic or Latino: 12,375
   Population of one race: 32,616
      White alone: 19,603
      Black or African American alone: 698
      American Indian or Alaska Native alone: 320
      Asian alone: 585
      Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander alone: 41
      Some other race alone: 11,369
   Population of two or more races: 1,794
Note: Census data from 2000.
NOTES
  • * denotes a column with data from 2014-2015
  • [ † ] indicates that the data are not applicable. For example, the enrollment and staff characteristics for districts that opened in the 2016-2017 school year will not be available until the full 2016-2017 file is released.
  • [ – ] indicates that the data are missing.
  • [ ‡ ] indicates that the data do not meet NCES data quality standards.
  • The directory information on district name, address, and phone number are preliminary data from initial submissions of district level data for 2016-2017.
  • Data provided on student membership and staffing are from the official district level data for 2014-2015.
Source: CCD Public school district data for the 2014-2015, 2016-2017 school years