Average Teacher Salary in Desert Sands Unified School District

The average teacher salary in Desert Sands Unified School District is $54,389.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $28,238 $19,243 $21,917 $26,075 $32,071 $40,503
Kindergarten $57,365 $36,851 $44,325 $54,826 $69,075 $83,972
Elementary $62,609 $38,191 $47,682 $61,695 $77,618 $89,795
Middle school $60,005 $36,762 $45,503 $59,129 $74,064 $86,675
High school $63,731 $39,830 $48,891 $63,365 $78,955 $90,317

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General Facts

  • Staff: 2,275
  • Full time teachers: 1,320
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 21 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 132
  • Instructional Coordinators: 10
  • Elementary Teachers: 851
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 74
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 365
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 27,926

Financial Statistics for Desert Sands Unified School District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $123,737,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $160,226,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $24,017,000
  • Total revenue: $307,980,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $145,737,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $149,106,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $50,324,000
  • Expenditures per student: $544,000
  • Total expenditures: $324,943,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $80,041,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $10,116,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $14,000

Information on Schools within Desert Sands Unified School District

Elementary Schools within the Desert Sands Unified School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Abraham Lincoln Elementary
425 South Sullivan
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-972-6200
  • Total: 1,150
  • Kindergarten: 61
  • 1st grade: 82
  • 2nd grade: 51
  • 3rd grade: 61
  • 4th grade: 52
  • 5th grade: 55
  • 6th grade: 52
21 to 1 54 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Amelia Earhart Elementary School Of International
45-250 Dune Palms Rd
Indio, CA 92201
760-200-3720
  • Total: 844
  • Kindergarten: 109
  • 1st grade: 109
  • 2nd grade: 132
  • 3rd grade: 172
  • 4th grade: 139
  • 5th grade: 183
21 to 1 40 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Andrew Jackson Elementary
2220 Huntsman Ave
Selma, CA 93662
559-898-6690
  • Total: 727
  • Kindergarten: 90
  • 1st grade: 101
  • 2nd grade: 121
  • 3rd grade: 102
  • 4th grade: 118
  • 5th grade: 97
  • 6th grade: 98
24 to 1 31 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Benjamin Franklin Elementary
77-800 Calle Tampico
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-238-9424
  • Total: 622
  • Kindergarten: 88
  • 1st grade: 119
  • 2nd grade: 117
  • 3rd grade: 108
  • 4th grade: 92
  • 5th grade: 98
20 to 1 31 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Carrillo Ranch Elementary
43-775 Madison St
Indio, CA 92201
760-238-9700
  • Total: 562
  • Kindergarten: 96
  • 1st grade: 106
  • 2nd grade: 95
  • 3rd grade: 88
  • 4th grade: 92
  • 5th grade: 85
18 to 1 31 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Jr. Academy
47-368 Monroe St
Indio, CA 92201
760-863-1544
  • Total: 770
  • Kindergarten: 87
  • 1st grade: 142
  • 2nd grade: 147
  • 3rd grade: 141
  • 4th grade: 139
  • 5th grade: 114
21 to 1 37 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Dwight Eisenhower Elementary
83-391 Dillon Ave
Indio, CA 92201
760-775-3810
  • Total: 537
  • Kindergarten: 100
  • 1st grade: 89
  • 2nd grade: 99
  • 3rd grade: 78
  • 4th grade: 79
  • 5th grade: 92
18 to 1 30 Kindergarten 5th Grade
George Washington Charter
45-768 Portola Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-862-4350
  • Total: 718
  • Kindergarten: 119
  • 1st grade: 136
  • 2nd grade: 108
  • 3rd grade: 120
  • 4th grade: 119
  • 5th grade: 116
21 to 1 34 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Gerald R. Ford Elementary
44-210 Warner Trail
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760-772-4120
  • Total: 800
  • Kindergarten: 113
  • 1st grade: 122
  • 2nd grade: 142
  • 3rd grade: 141
  • 4th grade: 133
  • 5th grade: 149
24 to 1 34 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Harry South Truman Elementary
78-870 Ave 50
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-777-4240
  • Total: 744
  • Kindergarten: 81
  • 1st grade: 113
  • 2nd grade: 141
  • 3rd grade: 114
  • 4th grade: 129
  • 5th grade: 166
21 to 1 35 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Herbert Hoover Elementary
44-300 Monroe St
Indio, CA 92201
760-775-3820
  • Total: 535
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 60
  • 2nd grade: 60
  • 3rd grade: 60
  • 4th grade: 66
  • 5th grade: 66
20 to 1 27 Kindergarten 5th Grade
James Earl Carter Elementary
74-251 Hovley Ln East
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-862-4370
  • Total: 626
  • Kindergarten: 84
  • 1st grade: 96
  • 2nd grade: 120
  • 3rd grade: 95
  • 4th grade: 115
  • 5th grade: 116
22 to 1 28 Kindergarten 5th Grade
James Madison Elementary
14751 Juniper St
San Leandro, CA 94579
510-895-7944
  • Total: 416
  • Kindergarten: 67
  • 1st grade: 66
  • 2nd grade: 81
  • 3rd grade: 75
  • 4th grade: 66
  • 5th grade: 61
20 to 1 21 Kindergarten 5th Grade
James Monroe Elementary
1819 North Lake St
Madera, CA 93638
559-674-5679
  • Total: 762
  • Kindergarten: 62
  • 1st grade: 58
  • 2nd grade: 75
  • 3rd grade: 63
  • 4th grade: 56
  • 5th grade: 56
  • 6th grade: 60
23 to 1 33 Kindergarten 6th Grade
John Adams Elementary
1822 National Ave
Madera, CA 93637
559-674-4631
  • Total: 787
  • Kindergarten: 73
  • 1st grade: 53
  • 2nd grade: 65
  • 3rd grade: 84
  • 4th grade: 70
  • 5th grade: 61
23 to 1 35 Kindergarten 6th Grade
John F. Kennedy Elementary
17500 Belshire Ave
Artesia, CA 90701
562-860-3378
  • Total: 418
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 60
  • 2nd grade: 67
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 62
  • 5th grade: 62
  • 6th grade: 89
21 to 1 20 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary
44-640 Clinton St
Indio, CA 92201
760-863-3680
  • Total: 647
  • Kindergarten: 100
  • 1st grade: 102
  • 2nd grade: 126
  • 3rd grade: 97
  • 4th grade: 126
  • 5th grade: 96
21 to 1 31 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Martin Van Buren Elementary
47-733 Van Buren St
Indio, CA 92201
760-775-3870
  • Total: 478
  • Kindergarten: 84
  • 1st grade: 91
  • 2nd grade: 111
  • 3rd grade: 68
  • 4th grade: 74
  • 5th grade: 50
20 to 1 24 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Ronald Reagan Elementary
2200 South Lake Tahoe Dr
Chowchilla, CA 93610
559-665-8080
  • Total: 416
  • Kindergarten: 113
  • 1st grade: 100
  • 2nd grade: 130
  • 3rd grade: 127
  • 4th grade: 124
  • 5th grade: 129
  • 6th grade: 119
22 to 1 19 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary
850 North Cordova St
Burbank, CA 91505
818-558-4668
  • Total: 535
  • Kindergarten: 118
  • 1st grade: 134
  • 2nd grade: 112
  • 3rd grade: 105
  • 4th grade: 98
  • 5th grade: 98
  • 6th grade: 93
21 to 1 26 Kindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Desert Sands Unified School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle
43-495 Palm Royale Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-238-9710
  • Total: 1,330
  • 6th grade: 417
  • 7th grade: 442
  • 8th grade: 471
24 to 1 55 6th Grade 8th Grade
Indio Middle
81-195 Miles Ave
Indio, CA 92201
760-775-3800
  • Total: 951
  • 6th grade: 326
  • 7th grade: 327
  • 8th grade: 298
23 to 1 42 6th Grade 8th Grade
John Glenn Middle School Of International Studies
79-655 Miles Ave
Indio, CA 92201
760-200-3700
  • Total: 1,233
  • 6th grade: 417
  • 7th grade: 429
  • 8th grade: 387
26 to 1 48 6th Grade 8th Grade
La Quinta Middle
78-900 Ave 50
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-777-4220
  • Total: 744
  • 6th grade: 240
  • 7th grade: 281
  • 8th grade: 223
22 to 1 34 6th Grade 8th Grade
Palm Desert Charter Middle
74-200 Rutledge Way
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-862-4320
  • Total: 1,251
  • 6th grade: 430
  • 7th grade: 417
  • 8th grade: 404
23 to 1 56 6th Grade 8th Grade
Thomas Jefferson Middle
305 Griffith Ave
Wasco, CA 93280
661-758-7140
  • Total: 675
  • 7th grade: 331
  • 8th grade: 344
21 to 1 32 7th Grade 8th Grade
Woodrow Wilson Middle
300 South Madre Ave
Pasadena, CA 91107
626-449-7390
  • Total: 618
  • 6th grade: 120
  • 7th grade: 226
  • 8th grade: 272
19 to 1 33 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Desert Sands Unified School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Indio High
81-750 Ave 46
Indio, CA 92201
760-775-3550
  • Total: 2,688
  • 9th grade: 831
  • 10th grade: 784
  • 11th grade: 590
  • 12th grade: 483
25 to 1 109 9th Grade 12th Grade
La Quinta High
10372 Mcfadden St
Westminster, CA 92683
714-663-6315
  • Total: 1,954
  • 9th grade: 517
  • 10th grade: 526
  • 11th grade: 492
  • 12th grade: 419
27 to 1 71 9th Grade 12th Grade
Palm Desert High
43-570 Phyllis Jackson Ln
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-862-4300
  • Total: 2,159
  • 9th grade: 596
  • 10th grade: 571
  • 11th grade: 488
  • 12th grade: 504
24 to 1 89 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Desert Sands Unified School District (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Amistad High (continuation)
44-801 Golf Center Parkway
Indio, CA 92201
760-775-3570
  • Total: 488
  • 9th grade: 1
  • 10th grade: 24
  • 11th grade: 160
  • 12th grade: 303
25 to 1 20 9th Grade 12th Grade
Horizon
47-950 Dune Palms Rd
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-238-9720
  • Total: 417
  • Kindergarten: 4
  • 1st grade: 5
  • 2nd grade: 3
  • 3rd grade: 10
  • 4th grade: 2
  • 5th grade: 10
  • 6th grade: 9
  • 7th grade: 18
  • 8th grade: 18
  • 9th grade: 36
  • 10th grade: 79
  • 11th grade: 109
  • 12th grade: 114
32 to 1 13 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Summit High
43-330 Palm Royale Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-238-9760
  • Total: 324
  • 9th grade: 1
  • 10th grade: 1
  • 11th grade: 1
  • 12th grade: 1
26 to 1 13 1st Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $25,790
  • Median family income: $49,849
  • Median male income: $25,485
  • Median female income: $18,159
  • Median income of a renter: $27,268
  • Median income of a home owner: $54,762
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    7,290 6,730 7,285 7,355 7,095

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