JAMES EARL CARTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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74251 HOVLEY LN E
PALM DESERT, CA 92260
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Phone: 760-862-4370
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Desert Sands Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 23:1
  • Students/Grade: 111.5
  • Number Students: 669
  • Number Teachers: 29
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5355
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 150
  • Principal: Mr Jeff Hisgen
  • 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 (48 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (33 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-25
    "James Earl Carter Elementary, Principal Jeff Hingsen, I have spoke to him about this issue that occur on 23Sept2014. I'm very upset & outrage about my Grandchild ordeal...LOCKED OUT OF THE SCHOOL upon exiting thru a wrong door. She said it seem like HOURS, frighten, alone, knocking on doors/windows but nothing. This happened after seeking help due to not feeling well & was sent to the office. I feel this is where the breaK down & COMMUNICATION occur from the Office & her Teacher....clearly no regards to your child safety; whom we TRUST TO PROTECT THEM not out of their sight with no supervision! She was face with protecting herself roaming the grounds outside of the school, scared. First year & no one offer her a tour of the school. Her rescue came from a Kindergarten Teacher at recess who instructed her back inside. I Thank You. Once again directed to classroom to find it empty. I read another Parent's review noted 8Sept06 & agreed the after school pick up is chaotic & frightfully dangerous. I have observed the Kids during the day outside in 106% + heat, instead of Principal/Staff doing activity inside. Organization has a giant weakness, & safety doesn't seem to be important!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-28
    "There has been a vast improvement the last year of two regarding the respect being shown parents by the office personnel. Parents should continue to demand the respect their entitled to at James Earl Carter Elementary."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-28
    "This is a great school! Both of my kids attend it and I can not be happier!"
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    Posted 2013-03-06
    "Carter's staff from the principal to the office staff, teachers, librarian and noon yard supervisors are all wonderful! I was saddened to read the prior post by another parent as I witnessed the event they were speaking of. The office staff was to the point with this parent because they had pulled in to a one-way entrance going the wrong way which could have put our children, mine included, at harm. It's unfair to ridicule the staff without explaining the entire circumstances behind their demeanor. Our family could not be more grateful for the care, support, and guidance provided by the entire staff at Carter. We also have a wonderful community of supportive parents at Carter."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-11-08
    "My daughter has attended Carter for 4 years now and we have had an absolutely wonderful experience with each teacher and each year that passes. The staff is kind and diligent. The principal is kind and cares for the children. The teachers are truly great in every aspect you would want as a parent for your child. I highly recommend this school! We feel blessed to call it our Elementary Home."
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