School Details

Della S. Lindley Elementary School

31-495 Robert Road, Thousand Palms, CA 92276
(760) 343-7570
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 595 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

53%
52%
56%
67%
61%
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
  • Palm Springs Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
36%
46%
54%
61%
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
  • Palm Springs Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
57%
65%
49%
70%
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
  • Palm Springs Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
51%
60%
46%
58%
65%
51%
47%
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
  • Palm Springs Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Della S. Lindley Elementary School is a public elementary school in Thousand Palms. The principal of Della S. Lindley Elementary School is Simone Kovats and can be contacted at skovats@psusd.us. 595 students go to Della S. Lindley Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 50% of the Della S. Lindley Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 87% of the 595 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Della S. Lindley Elementary School is 19:1. Sunny Sands Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 18%
Hispanic 86% 71%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Asian 0.3% 1%
Filipino 0.2% 2%
Unspecified 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 23470%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 73%
Limited English proficiency 50% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    If you want your child to be bully. This is the school to have your child in.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have to give it 5 stars for its principal and K teacher Mrs. Swafford. My daughter learned an amazing amount so quickly and she was already 'ahead of the game.' They try to bring those up who are falling behind and continue to challenge those who master each step. I've been really happy with my experience.

  • (8 years ago)

    Teachers are always doing one on one and ready to assist parents with homework the principal take the time to spend time with kids who need it the most that is seldom seen. d brown

  • (9 years ago)

    My children all attended DSL. We have never had a teacher who was not absolutly devoted and excited to teach. My children loved school and everyone from the secretaries to the custodial personell to the teachers and principal are like family to us. The community is small and loving and we are so proud to have been a part of the Della Lindley family.

  • (10 years ago)

    Della Lindley has several great teachers who care and are compassionate about our childs education. Great school to be involved with.

  • (11 years ago)

    A very positive supportive principal. A school with a history! From the time it was in a railroad car to the present day it has been a school with a focus....developing students academically and supporting their families.

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