Palm Desert Charter Middle School Mission Statement:
The community of Palm Desert Charter Middle School collaborates to provide a safe nurturing environment 
in which students pursue academic excellence, environmental stewardship and social accountability as global citizens.
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PDCMS named California Gold Ribbon School for 2017!
The Gold Ribbon award recognizes California schools that have made exceptional gains
in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the
State Board of Education for all students, including English learners.

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Panthers Night Out at The Habit!
Wednesday, April 26th
CLICK HERE for the flyer

Dance Performance
Thursday, April 27th  6:00-8:00pm
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Family Movie Night at PDCMS!
Friday, April 28th 6:30-9:30pm

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PDCMS Yearbook named in the 
TOP 150 Yearbooks of Distinction in the Nation!

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What would you do if a natural disaster strikes 
during school hours?
Click here for the PDCMS Emergency Plan procedures and links to be prepared 

Teachers and Classified Employee of the Year!  


School Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:10am - 2:44pm                                                     Wednesdays: 8:10am - 1:49pm

Click here for the PDCMS Bell Schedules

CLICK HERE for the 

2016-2017 PDCMS School Year Calendar.

School Office Hours Monday-Friday:

7:30am - 4:00pm (Closed on non-school days)
Phone: 760-862-4320   Fax: 760-862-4327
Attendance Hotline: 760-862-4320 x1

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  Did you know there is a direct correlation between good attendance and student achievement?  Students should attend school, on time, every day but when your child is sick, please call the PDCMS Attendance Hotline ASAP: 760-862-4320 x1.  The Hotline is available 24 hour a day.

New Student Registration
Mon - Fri 9am-11am & 1pm-3pm 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 School Year.  All waiting list applications must be hand-delivered to the PDCMS office.  CLICK HERE FOR THE 2017-2018 PDCMS APPLICATION

Click here for the 2016-2017 PDCMS Application
(There are currently no openings for 2016-2017. New applications will be wait-listed.)

Need more uniforms?
Purchase them online at NORMANS  Use code #74200

Wondering which school is nearest to your residence?
Click here to find out  Please note: effective 2016-2017 School Year, PDCMS has a "Preference Area" only.  All residents must apply to attend PDCMS.  Attendance is subject to availability.

IMPORTANT! Students entering 7th Grade MUST have the T-Dap immunization booster before starting school. 
Click here for complete details in English & Spanish

Image result for happy birthday imagesWish a student or teacher a Happy Birthday on our new marquee!   It can also be heard in the morning announcements.


Please note, the volunteer application process can take up to 4 weeks so please apply ASAP.
Deposit to your student's cafeteria account online:
Breakfast: $1.75 
Lunch $2.75
Milk: $.50 Juice: $.50 
Beginning August 1st, you may apply for the meal program online.  Click Here for the Application 

You must live more than 3 miles from PDCMS and reside in the PDCMS boundary to ride the bus. To determine the distance, use the "walking man" icon on Google Maps.

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