Palm Desert Charter Middle School

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74200 Rutledge Way

Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 862-4320

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 1,400

Students Per Teacher: 24

Parent Reviews

30 Parent Reviews for Palm Desert Charter Middle School

[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 ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/06/14

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!

Posted by a parent on 04/30/14

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. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/27/14

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

Posted by a other on 08/01/13

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.

Posted by a other on 07/07/13

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/06/12

This will be year #3 for us. My daughter first year was susposed to drop in grades (that what most say) and she did so well I was so surprised. I am pleased witht he teacher involvement and they really care about MY kid.(and your kids) .MY daughter quickly got involved in the Colorguard group and was ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/11

My daughter transferred from another school district last year, where she was in the "Honors" program at another "9" school. She keeps in close contact with her friends at the old school, and she can not believe how far advanced she is in all her classes, compared to the honors class there. More important ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/21/11

My child has been at PDCMS for 2 years and I have to say this is the best I could have hoped for in a middle school. The administration is responsive and fair handed. The teachers are involved and most of them are putting in many extra hours before and after school to give the kids extra practice and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/10/11

My son just started here in 7th grade in the middle of the school year. He came from a school that was rated as a 10 on GreatSchools. I have to say, though, that both he and I think that PDCMS is a better school. He loves the teachers and says that the kids are really warm and welcoming. On his first ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/09/11

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Test Year: 2012
Palm Desert Charter Middle 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 — Palm Desert Charter Middle School is located at 74200 Rutledge Way, Palm Desert CA 92260. 74200 Rutledge Way is in the 92260 ZIP code in Palm Desert, CA The school district for Palm Desert Charter Middle School is the Desert Sands Unified School District. Palm Desert Charter Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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