DESERT HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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280 N ROADRUNNER PKWY
LAS CRUCES, NM 88011
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Phone: 575-527-9619
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: Las Cruces Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 88.6
  • Number Students: 620
  • Number Teachers: 36
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5262
  • Poverty Level: 30 PERCENT OR MORE
  • Principal: Ms Jamie Sweeney
  • 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 (25 ratings)
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    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-02
    "The women that work in the front office are deplorable, rude and lazy. You feel handcuffed if you need to get an important message to your child ! They simply transfer you to the teacher's voice-mail. What's wrong with reassuring a concerned parent that they will make sure your child gets the message, oh but would be going above and beyond in their eyes which is really only common courtesy and genuine concern for students! C'mon Ladies parents pay your pay checks ! Communication is the the biggest problem at this school!! I am glad my daughter will no longer attend when this year ends."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-16
    "I absolutely hate this school ... we moved here in the middle of the school year and nobody is friendly in the office they just push you threw like cattle. The principal wouldn't meet with us to make us feel comfortable because she was apparently too busy, and the security at this school is a joke, anybody can walk in here at anytime I do not feel safe leaving my daughter here. The bullying issue is ridiculous my daughter is in first grade and had the biggest brats of classmates I have ever met . They are all trying to tear each other down rather than build each other up and all the teacher can say is " I try to let the kids work things out themselves" I know the training with manors starts at home but why is the staff outing up with these kids being so disrespectful .. we are trying to change schools ASAP because I will homeschool before I out my kid back here."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-16
    "Very poor administration. Open door policy is a joke and nonexistent. Bullying is a huge problem at this school and forget having administration deal with this seriously. Unfortunately when talking to other parents with the same issues, they all say that they had to end up moving schools. What a shame that we as parents have to search out a good school for our kids instead of the school trying to work with us and find solutions for our kids. The person suffering the most from this school is my child and it breaks my heart to see it."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-16
    "Teachers are great. Some seem to be overwhelmed at times. But overall they put the students first. Administration is poor. Landscaping around the building and playgrounds is abysmal."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-24
    "We have been parents at Desert Hills Elementary school for 6 years, and it has been great experience. They have had great teachers every year, and thanks to them, they get high scores on their tests. My kids also enjoy school very much, which is icing on the cake. The only problem that I have are some parents who aggravate any displeasure they have and unfortunately can foster and exacerbate an environment of discontent and mistrust. Those parents should work with the admin rather than working against them."
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