PALM DESERT CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

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74200 RUTLEDGE WAY
PALM DESERT, CA 92260
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Phone: 760-862-4320
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Desert Sands Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 23:1
  • Students/Grade: 446.3
  • Number Students: 1339
  • Number Teachers: 58
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5355
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Sallie Fraser
  • 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
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  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (42 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (30 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-06
    "[Attended: 2010 - 2012] The 2010 review claiming common drug busts and fisticuffs is humbug. While on campus, I have never seen or heard of drug use or a drug bust. There are also security guards all around campus, so I always felt secure. I was dorky and a transfer from the midwest, but the students were very welcoming. The academics are great! At rallies, the administrators challenge us to improving our API scores against other schools. Though the honors program is only nominal (you will have the same work as other students), the math program allows achieving students to a leg up in High School. Teachers are fun and memorable. Extra Curriculars are great! Though I was a band guy, I have seen the Robotics program and it's great! There are a variety of bands (Marching, Beginning, Jazz) and are a blast. There also a lot of clubs, and it's easy for a student to start one. The only problem I had isn't exactly the school's fault. It's evident PDCMS had to work around CA's budget cuts. Limited buses (only 2), lack of athletic teams (however extra curricular options are available), etc. are some notable effects of this, but PDCMS overcomes these obstacles through effective fundraisers."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-30
    "One word "awsome" my 6th grade daughter transferred from another school to PDCMS and she is loving every day. She is doing 100% better and her grades are way up! Thanks PDCMS. GO PANTHERS!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-27
    "my daughter is finishing up 7th grade and I feel that the school is very safe first and foremost. I think some of the teachers are lazy when it comes to posting assignments into home access. One in particular talks about subject matters that have nothing to do with his class and I feel are inappropriate. He is also one of those teachers who seems to care more about dress code than teaching his class. We had also had to deal with a PE teacher who belittled my daughter in front of the entire class on the quality of her science project. She was so mean in fact that I did go to the principal and the teacher had to apologize to my child. It was quite unbelievable that a teacher would do such a thing to a kid. As a charter school it's a 3 at best. Kids are ok at this school and yes it has it's clicks but what school doesn't."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-01
    "I hope to see more comments and review for this school. My child is suppose to attend this school next year (2014-2015). Please provide your feedback. Much appreciated! ~ Future attending parent"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-07
    "This school is terrible. Some of the teachers don't even grade the assignments and just leave it there gathering dust for a long time."
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