School Details

John Adams Elementary School

50-800 Desert Club Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 777-4260
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 439 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

48%
54%
56%
51%
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

31%
45%
46%
67%
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%
74%
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

63%
63%
60%
84%
70%
65%
70%
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

John Adams Elementary School is a public elementary school in La Quinta. The principal of John Adams Elementary School is Pattie Rice, who can be contacted at patricia.rice@dsusd.us. 439 students attend John Adams Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 31% of the John Adams Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 439 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John Adams Elementary School is 20:1. Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 77% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% %
Unspecified 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 26%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.1%
Filipino 0.2% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Asian 0.2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 29195%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 55%
Limited English proficiency 31% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I will not recommend this school to anybody that I know. I had nothing but but experience by the staff. The receptionist is very rude and does not like to help anybody. I wen to school at 8 am to try to drop my kid from the school and she will not give me any transfer paperwork. She told me she will call me when they have everything ready and it has been 2 days no call. I also had foster kids with a course different last names and they were attach to different families as emergency contact. I am so glad I move my kid from there. Never again.

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is lacking in leadership from both the staff and the principal. There is little to no parent participation. The teachers have no team leadership skills and are not required to work together as a team or within their grade level. I would seriously consider transferring into a higher scoring elementary school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great job Adams school staff keep up the great work. I'm so happy and my kids love it.

  • (4 years ago)

    this one of the best elementry schools teacher are always ready to help with anything the student or parent needs. the principal mrs. rice is an wounderfull and careing person who gives her all to the students and the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is Great and I drive my child from Indio which I am considered in the cv district the drive is worth it to have my child in a great school. the teachers are nice also. my child will be going into 1st grade this year and she loves this school too so I would not have it any other way. the principal is also great. she made the transfer smooth and quick. I highly recommend this school to others.

  • (7 years ago)

    My 2 kids have also been attending Adams since Kinder.I drive them from Coachella everyday because this school is wonderful.My 2 girls have had Mrs. Wark who is the most amazing teacher and person in general Mrs. Brock who is the most loving outgoing understanding teacher and finally Mrs. Pearce who has so much compassion and patience and whos love of science and has greatly impacted my daughters life.I cannot say enough wonderful things about Principal Patti Rice who is always present on campus and knows most kids and parents on a first name basis.When I was a child you only saw your principal when you were in trouble our kids WANT to see Mrs.Rice because she also is such a warm friendly person.My family recently contemplated moving back to San Diego but we will wait until even our 9 month old has had a chance to have these wonderful teachers.Keep up the great work ADAMS!

  • (8 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school my son Joseph has attended since Kinder and will be in 3rd grade he scores at the top of every subject he has received student of the month when deserved and I have really like all his teachers and the caring way that all 3 of them have seemed to create a productive fun and nurturing environment mrs Wark Mrs Brock and Mrs Pearce have given my son and us as parents confidence to say that this school Rocks! Thanks..PS Mrs Rice is a great principal as well! Everyone should remember also that being involved with the children is also our jobs as parents(homework etc) and not just left up to the teachers if everyone would remember that and take the time to help maybe the ratings would be higher. The whole staff does a spectacular job! Thank you

  • (8 years ago)

    My 4th child is about to start school this fall. All my children have attended John Adams Elementary. I think this school has a wonderful caring staff and excellent teachers. My son who is entering 4th grade this year just received his state test results in the mail and scored in the advanced range in all areas! I would never consider sending my kids anywhere else!

  • (9 years ago)

    Not very happy on how my children were treated by peers and facilty. Much to my disappointment their lerarning was compromised by lack of teaching. Which cause me to pull my kids out and transfer to a privite school.

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