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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: John J. Benoit (R) District 64     website

Congressional Representative: Mary Whitaker Bono (R) District 45     website

Senatorial Representative: James Battin (R) District 37     website


 District Directory Information
 (2012-2013 school year)
        
District Name:
Desert Sands Unf
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 (2011-2012 school year; Fiscal data from 2010-2011)
 Characteristics  
County: Riverside County County ID: 06065
Grade Span:  (grades KG - 12)
  KG123456789101112
Total Schools: 34
Total Students: 29,199
Classroom Teachers (FTE): 1,115.56
Student/Teacher Ratio: 26.17
ELL (formerly LEP) Students: 7,221
Students with IEPs: 2,859
Locale:  Suburb: Large (21)
CSA/CBSA: 40140
Supervisory Union #:   000
 Staff
Teachers (FTE)
  Total: 1,115.56  
   Prekindergarten:   
   Kindergarten: 70.70
   Elementary: 635.33
   Secondary: 359.87
   Ungraded: 49.66
Total Staff (FTE): 2,069.79
Other Staff (FTE)
  Total: 954.23  
   Instructional Aides: 126.50
   Instruc. Coordinators & Supervisors:    52.33
   Total Guidance Counselors: 57.50
      Elementary Guidance Counselors: 30.50
      Secondary Guidance Counselors: 21.00
   Librarians/Media Specialists: 2.00
   Library/Media Support:
   District Administrators: 8.00
   District Administrative Support: 73.00
   School Administrators: 53.00
   School Administrative Support: 130.00
   Student Support Services: 46.40
   Other Support Services: 405.50
 Fiscal
  Amount Amount
per Student
Percent
Total Revenue: $365,884,000 $12,563
   Revenue by Source
      Federal: $25,754,000 $884 7%
      Local: $133,768,000 $4,593 37%
      State: $206,362,000 $7,086 56%
Total Expenditures: $308,359,000 $10,588
   Total Current Expenditures: $237,743,000 $8,163
      Instructional Expenditures: $144,044,000 $4,946 61%
      Student and Staff Support: $24,442,000 $839 10%
      Administration: $28,499,000 $979 12%
      Operations, Food Service, other: $40,758,000 $1,400 17%
   Total Capital Outlay: $49,164,000 $1,688
      Construction: $48,425,000 $1,663
   Total Non El-Sec Education & Other: $96,000 $3
   Interest on Debt: $21,279,000 $731
Note: Details do not add to totals due to rounding.
Note: Fiscal data (including per pupil count used in this table) from 2010-2011.
 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 2011-2012
  • [ † ] indicates that the data are not applicable. For example, the enrollment and staff characteristics for districts that opened in the 2012-2013 school year will not be available until the full 2012-2013 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 2012-2013.
  • Data provided on student membership and staffing are from the official district level data for 2011-2012.
Source: CCD Public school district data for the 2011-2012, 2012-2013 school years