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Desert Hot Springs is Part of the Palm Springs Unified School District. Want to learn more?

Posted on June 30, 2023

Palm Springs Unified School District

Welcome to Palm Springs Unified!

The Palm Springs Unified School District is proud to be one of the finest of California’s school districts. A team of over 2,000 outstanding employees is providing a quality education to students in Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Sky Valley, and Thousand Palms some of the fastest growing regions in California.

Currently, PSUSD has sixteen elementary schools, five middle schools, four comprehensive high schools, two continuation high schools, alternative education programs, headstart/state preschools, full-day headstart programs and childcare programs. In striving to meet the needs of a diverse student body, the District provides a wide array of programs, including special education, instruction for English Learners, Tech Prep, athletics, advanced placement, Title I, Career Technical Education (CTE) career pathways and California Partnership Academies (CPA), Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)  a 24/7 laptop program, and many other services.

At Palm Springs Unified Schools, we are dedicated to reaching our mission: Students will graduate prepared and motivated to succeed in their choice of career and higher education and to contribute to the common good. We strongly believe that we must work in partnership with the students, parents and community to achieve this mission. After looking into our District, you will understand why we are proud to be members of PSUSD.

Board of Education

  • The Palm Springs Unified School District Board of Education is made up of five elected trustees. Trustees are elected for four-year terms. Board Members are elected to represent one of five Trustee Areas. 
  • John GerardiBoard President
  • Sergio EspericuetaBoard Clerk
  • Karen CornettBoard Member
  • Madonna GerrellBoard Member
  • Charlie E. Ervin Jr.