When you’re raising young students in Rancho Mirage, California, your goal is to enroll your student in an elementary school recognized and respected for academic achievement, honor roll performance, and Gold Ribbon standards. Rancho Mirage Elementary School, encompassed by the Palm Springs Unified School District, fits the bill. When your student attends Rancho Mirage Elementary School in Rancho Mirage, California, your student is in a nurturing, safe environment where students focus daily on collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity – known as the four C’s – as well as technology and the California state standards.

Parents, teachers, and staff all come together to support the school, whose motto is to be, “…a community of learners…” Additionally, the community receives support from local organizations so that students may be exposed to a variety of fine arts. The goal of the school is to, “…work collectively to provide a safe school environment that embraces diversity, and ensures that all students meet/exceed the California state standards, and exhibit their personal best…” Through these endeavors, the school aims to produce students who are both college and career ready as well as productive citizens of society.

The Palm Springs Unified School District believes that all students, including those attending Rancho Mirage Elementary School, who are well nourished perform better regarding test scores, school attendance, concentration, and classroom behavior. School menu options are based on nutritional and fitness standards and include options for students with special dietary needs. School lunches are $2.25 per student and may be pre-paid online using the district’s convenient lunch payment portal. Free and reduced-price meals are available to qualifying households.

The bell sounds at 8:40 a.m. for elementary school students to convene. The dismissal bell rings at 3:30 p.m. Traditional kindergarten differs slightly, with the bell ringing students in at 8:40 a.m., but dismissal taking place at 12:25 p.m. Furthermore, the schedule for Wednesdays is from 8:40 a.m. through 1:05 p.m.

Bus transportation is available for some students living outside walking distance from the school. The district offers bus zones and schedules on their website. Here is the service area map for students zoned to attend Rancho Mirage Elementary school.

There are, on average, 442 students in grades k-5 who attend Rancho Mirage Elementary School on an annual basis. The student/teacher ratio for Rancho Mirage Elementary school is approximately 26.3 students per teacher, which is slightly above the state’s average student/teacher ratio of 24:1. The escalated student/teacher ratio doesn’t seem to have ill-effects for the students. Rancho Mirage Elementary, in 2017, ranked higher than 61.8 percent of California’s elementary schools according to

Rancho Mirage Elementary School is located at 42985 Indian Trail in Rancho, Mirage, California 92270. For additional information, call 760-836-3680 Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. through 4:15 p.m.

Providing quality education for students is of the utmost priority to both Rancho Mirage Elementary School as well as the Palm Springs Unified School District.

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