DESERT SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL

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66755 TWO BUNCH PALMS TRL
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240
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Phone: 760-251-7200
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Palm Springs Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 533.3
  • Number Students: 1600
  • Number Teachers: 80
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5267
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Kiela Snider
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (24 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (16 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-24
    "The teachers are hard working and dedicated to their students. The principle (Dr. Bonelli, must have bought her degree online) is a joke and doesn't seem to care for much of anything. Why isn't the school board doing something about this woman ruining the school. Having been a teacher myself (30+years LAUSD) I can tell you the teachers here have no rights and is working for a tyrant. Again the teachers are great, I wish I could say the same for the administration."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-02-17
    "Honestly this school is horrible. its too crowded . Theirs a lot of fights happening. Staff isn't doing their job. i been there for 2 years. and i feel that i'm not getting education at that school . i feel that they should make the school for 7th & 8th only since its too crowded. Moved schools . now currently going to a school in Arizona .. better education , less fights , Good staff , less students.."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-08-29
    "This School Sucks And No One Listens To The Kids; We have to fight our wayy through crowds and get beat up for speaking our minds i got sick of it and just said screw it i am glad i am out of this school and entering high school it will be alot better for me, Good Luck To Incoming 6th Graders; Youl Need It."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-08-10
    "I've had one child go to this school and another currently enrolled. It's a large school and crowded. That will be helped when the new middle school is built. Administration is caring and quick to respond to concerns in my experience. Too many parents go off at staff. Not a good example of respect for their kids. Safety is an issue because of large student population. Parents also ignore safety when dropping off their kids. I understand there will be a crossing guard this year. Good. It's needed."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-02-26
    "Excellent teachers who care - my only concern is safety, as I do not believe the school has a handle on it."
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