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
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (41 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (29 Reviews)
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    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."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-02-06
    "We have a 6th grader at PDCMS. We've found the school to be very good in many ways. The teachers are great, most will take extra time during lunch or after school to help. The frustrations with the school have been: 1. Our student had a serious illness that made him miss about two weeks of school. Even though he had a Dr. note we still got a letter home stating that any more missed school will not be excused without a Dr. note every time. It would have been nice to be contacted by the school prior to getting the letter. This brings me to my 2nd complaint. There is not sufficient office staff. Unless you are able to do everything online, you'll have a very hard time communicating with the school."
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