DESERT WILLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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4322 E DESERT WILLOW PKWY
CAVE CREEK, AZ 85331
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Phone: 480-575-2800
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Unclassified
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Cave Creek Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 107.1
  • Number Students: 750
  • Number Teachers: 28
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 3550
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 800
  • Principal: Mr Mark Culbertson
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (40 ratings)
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    School Reviews (32 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-10
    "DWES is such an amazing school. I could not be happier with the teachers, staff, principal and the friends my child has made. The teachers have been awesome to work with and my child loves going to school every day. My child talks about her teacher constantly and has learned so much and has had so many wonderful opportunities. I wish every school could be like DWES!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-17
    "Went here from the fall of 2001 to the spring of 2007 (back when it was only kindergarten to fifth grade). Being a senior in high school, let me just say this school taught me the most during my 12 years of education than middle school and high school combined. In my opinion, it is one of the best elementary schools in the state. The majority of the teachers are so loving, caring, and supportive! It's so weird to see some of the teachers from my childhood still teaching (Mrs. Peterson was my favorite teacher ever). You can definitely see how great this school. Why else would most of the teachers stick around for 10+ years. The secretaries are even still around from when i was a kid! This school definitely made school fun, and from the current reviews, i can see that they're still doing a excellent job. I'm so thankful for all the childhood memories i made, and i really think that this school should set up a reunion or something (for the older kids still in high school/ the ones that started college). Love this school so much,! Really surprised it's not private or exclusive yet."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-22
    "We love DWES and my child is excited to go to school everyday. The school has a ton of parent involvement and most the staff seems happy to be there. The new principal seems to be engaged and is working on improving things where needed."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-09
    "Desert Willow is hands down one of the best elementary schools in the district! We LOVE our school! A+++"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-30
    "I bring my two children to this school out of district. They both started here in Kindergarten (we LOVE our teachers we have had so far) and they will be in 1st & 2nd grade this coming 2013/2014 school year. I toured 7 different schools before our family unanimously chose this one. The campus is welcoming starting with the wonderful ladies in the front office to the warm and outgoing principal who always interacts with the families at the school. He is very engaged, we are sad to see him go since he was one of the reasons we chose the school :-( The campus is charming and adorned with artwork that previous students have made in the past. Colorful, creative, inspirational & warm. This school models students with values. It's standards are high and I could not be more pleased with our school! I am proud to have 2 lucky little reading roadrunners!"
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