James Earl Carter Elementary School

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74251 Hovley Ln E

Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 862-4370

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 669

Students Per Teacher: 23

Parent Reviews

36 Parent Reviews for James Earl Carter Elementary School

Great school, great teachers. The two women office administrators, however, need serious attitude adjustments and a lesson oonhow to treat others with rrespect. When you walk up to the front window, they will just carry on with their conversation and ignore you or act annoyed that you interrupted them. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/05/13

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.

Posted by a parent on 10/28/13

I'm not an attending parent but will be for 2013-2014. I hope to participate and help this school grow as part of it's community. If we do not do what we can for our schools/children how else can we grow? I hope this enty helps them win the '$5000 Best Year ever sweepstakes 2013' money for our children's ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/01/13

This is a great school! Both of my kids attend it and I can not be happier!

Posted by a parent on 05/28/13

Great Principal, great teachers. The PTO here does a tremendous job with all kinds of activities including the Carter Cabaret - an annual performance by the children. These sorts of activities help make up for the lack of musical education in our district.

Posted by a parent on 03/07/13

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/06/13

The teachers are wonderful. However the office staff is down right HORRID. Every time I have ever been to the office she talks down to me, and treats me like I'm bothering her. My child is a great student without discipline problems. There is absolutely NO excuse for the way she works. How does this ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/04/13

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/08/12

I love the school. My kids started to attend Carter Elementary last school year and I am happy about it. I can't believe how much kids are reading. My son wasn't a big reader, but now he is enjoying reading and I don't even have to tell him to read anymore. I love the math curriculum too. Teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/18/11

I am very happy that my daughter got a chance to attend this school. I really like the way teacher works with each students in their class, The Homework covers everything which they need to do on based of their grade, My dughter is having fun in her second grade class. I will also have my son to go into ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/11/11

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Test scores for James Earl Carter Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
James Earl Carter Elementary School
Desert Sands Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Palm Desert schools — James Earl Carter Elementary School is located at 74251 Hovley Ln E, Palm Desert CA 92260. 74251 Hovley Ln E is in the 92260 ZIP code in Palm Desert, CA The school district for James Earl Carter Elementary School is the Desert Sands Unified School District. James Earl Carter Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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