Programs Offered by Unified School District

Desert Sands Unified School District educates more than 28,000 students and employs more than 2,700 staff members at 34 schools across the community along with preschools and adult programs.

To that end, I have created a pullout/print out sheet of information on our schools that can be handy for parents and community members to have. You can access it here and even print it for easy reference. The list contains the name, address and phone number for every school in the district.

Questions about Desert Sands Unified School District can be sent to

The district offices are located at 47-950 Dune Palms Road in La Quinta. Information on the district and the schools can be found at From the district website you can access each school’s website. Our phone number is 760-777-4200.

34 Schools Comprise Desert Sands School DistrictAs part of a team-building exercise, Desert Sands principals built  bicycles for students with the highest percentage of improved attendance. Twelve bicycles were built in 45 minutes by five teams of principals and administrators.

Money to purchase the bikes came from a Walmart Foundation grant. Additional helmets were provided by the Bianca Rae Foundation 

Image Sources

  • Principals and bikes_: DSUSD
  • DSUSD District Office: DSUSD