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:
Congressional Representative:     website
Senatorial Representative:     website


 District Directory Information
 (2014-2015 school year)
        
District Name:
Desert Sands Unified
NCES District ID:
0611110
State District ID:
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

 District Details (2013-2014 school year; Fiscal data from 2011-2012)
 Characteristics  
County: Riverside County County ID: 06065
Grade Span:  (grades KG - 12)
  KG123456789101112
Total Schools: 34
Total Students: 29,156
Classroom Teachers (FTE): 1,087.47
Student/Teacher Ratio: 26.81
ELL (formerly LEP) Students: 7,081
Students with IEPs: 2,992
Locale:  Suburb: Large (21)
CSA/CBSA: 40140
Supervisory Union #:   000
 Staff
Teachers (FTE)
  Total: 1,087.47  
   Prekindergarten:   
   Kindergarten: 76.30
   Elementary: 649.84
   Secondary: 361.33
   Ungraded: 0.00
Total Staff (FTE): 2,063.87
Other Staff (FTE)
  Total: 976.40  
   Instructional Aides: 131.00
   Instruc. Coordinators & Supervisors:    56.00
   Total Guidance Counselors: 52.20
      Elementary Guidance Counselors: 26.20
      Secondary Guidance Counselors: 20.00
   Librarians/Media Specialists: 2.00
   Library/Media Support:
   District Administrators: 6.00
   District Administrative Support: 61.50
   School Administrators: 52.00
   School Administrative Support: 128.00
   Student Support Services: 44.20
   Other Support Services: 443.50
 Fiscal
  Amount Amount
per Student
Percent
Total Revenue: $311,080,000 $10,654
   Revenue by Source
      Federal: $29,990,000 $1,027 10%
      Local: $135,143,000 $4,628 43%
      State: $145,947,000 $4,998 47%
Total Expenditures: $323,454,000 $11,078
   Total Current Expenditures: $249,061,000 $8,530
      Instructional Expenditures: $151,714,000 $5,196 61%
      Student and Staff Support: $25,393,000 $870 10%
      Administration: $27,636,000 $946 11%
      Operations, Food Service, other: $44,318,000 $1,518 18%
   Total Capital Outlay: $51,910,000 $1,778
      Construction: $47,764,000 $1,636
   Total Non El-Sec Education & Other: $95,000 $3
   Interest on Debt: $22,308,000 $764
Note: Details do not add to totals due to rounding.
Note: Fiscal data (including per pupil count used in this table) from 2011-2012.
 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 2013-2014
  • [ † ] indicates that the data are not applicable. For example, the enrollment and staff characteristics for districts that opened in the 2014-2015 school year will not be available until the full 2014-2015 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 2014-2015.
  • Data provided on student membership and staffing are from the official district level data for 2013-2014.
Source: CCD Public school district data for the 2013-2014, 2014-2015 school years