School Details

Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School

83-391 Dillon Avenue, Indio, CA 92201
(760) 775-3810
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 486 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

33%
54%
56%
38%
62%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Desert Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
45%
46%
68%
69%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Desert Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
69%
65%
85%
75%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Desert Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
63%
60%
63%
70%
65%
54%
62%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Desert Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School is a public elementary school in Indio. The principal of Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School is Theresa Kramer, whose e-mail is theresa.kramer@dsusd.us. 486 children attend Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Unspecified; and White, non-Hispanic. 64% of the Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 486 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School is 17:1. Andrew Jackson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 66%
Unspecified 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 26%
Asian 0.6% 2%
Filipino 0.4% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 29195%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 55%
Limited English proficiency 64% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    I have had alot of success with this school. We are thankful for the hard work and dedication that the teachers and staff show every day.

  • (1 year ago)

    I just enrolled my child at Eisenhower Elementary and was not impressed at all. I took my 3 yr old grandson with me the office staff was so rude and horrid how did these people get these jobs working with people and children all day? If this is how they made me feel can you imagine how they make the kids feel? And the principal to much of my surprise was rude and kept making faces at my grandson as to scare him!!!! She fits right in with the staff it made me want o run out of there and go back to my childs old school...I now expect the worst!!!!! Praying for a surprise outcome and it all works out.......YIKES!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am proud to be an Eisenhower teacher and extremely happy to be an Eagle...that's our mascot. Like the eagle we are flying higher and higher. Our ratings and test scores are soaring and the past three years in particular have shown dynamic growth!.Our parents are pro-active our boys and girls like to be at school and feel very good about working hard and learning more literally each day! As we love to say "It's all good"!

  • (3 years ago)

    I did not have a good year at this school last year 2010/2011 my sons kindergarten year and the principal just did not help at all the teacher was great . I moved my son of school he is doing really good

  • (4 years ago)

    Things are looking up and there is a lot of scope for improvement and growth.

  • (5 years ago)

    Eisenhower is a school which is rising to the necessity of improvement! Under its new Principal Mrs. Krammer programs are being implemented which reflect the school's upward movement. Teachers who have been dedicated from the onset are now even more involved and intent on helping students improve their skills. Since ESL students had been a high concentration movement may have been slower than other schools from the beginning however this has all been addressed or is currently being addressed. Eisenhower continues its upward movement in test scores. The teachers are all wonderful! (okay there might be a few sour pusses around but not many!) This year the After School ASES program is shining with new flesh 'blood' and the improvement is great! Eisenhower is a school where children smile a lot while they learn. Scores are going UP. Keep an eye on them and you will see!

  • (6 years ago)

    I just moved from Desert Hot Springs one month ago. My son was attending Two Bunch Palms Elementary and now he is going to Eisenhower Elementary. Since he has been there he has improved tremendously. He is now reading he knows all his high frequency words his alphabet and his numbers. All this I believe is because Eisenhower is a better school. My son's teacher is wonderful. I truly believe that she has made a difference in my son's education. The staff in the office is not that polite or courteous but that is not something that really worries me because my son's interaction with them is minimal. I noticed that the school does have security cameras on-site which is great. I did not see security cameras at my son's other school. I feel very blessed to have my child attend Eisenhower Elementary

  • (6 years ago)

    Eisenhower is an excellent school with terrific staff and Principal. I have been here since past three years. The office secretaries as so friendly. It is very untrue what others have written. All the teachers are just wonderful co operative they don't treat parents like kids. No way.Principal is so much involved and friendly easy to talk. All teachers are just great !!! Please don't write lies about teachers who teach your kids and put so much effort in their lives.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a teacher at Eisenhower and the two most recent reviews are extremely misleading. In fact the one posted in August actually contains false information. We do have art and music. Students have music with a credentialed music teacher once a week in the upper grades and biweekly in the primary grades. As for art we have a program called Meet the Masters where students create art projects based on the works of famous artists like Picasso and Monet. It is true that we are the lowest ranked school in our district and no one wants to change that more than the teachers! We are doing everything in our power to improve. One reviewer said that we are intolerant and impatient. For the majority this simply isn't true! And why is school safety a concern? Be specific. There have been no incidences that I can think remember.

  • (6 years ago)

    Lowest ranked school in the district. School safety is big concern! No art or music programs allowed at this school. Children are learning how to be test-takers.

  • (7 years ago)

    Dont send your child to this school If you have the option. My child has been attending this school since kindergarden and I know the staff and the principle well. The staff are not tolerant or patient with the students and they treat the parents as though we are children. School saftey is not closely monitored.

  • (10 years ago)

    Since 1990 I've had four children attend Eisenhower School. All have been successful students because of the excellent teachers principal and parent support. Eisenhower School is very well organized and offers all the necessary tools for success.

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