DESERT SHADOWS MIDDLE SCHOOL

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5858 E SWEETWATER AVE
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85254
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Phone: 602-449-6800
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Paradise Valley Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 23:1
  • Students/Grade: 460
  • Number Students: 920
  • Number Teachers: 42
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4253
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Patrick Clancy
  • 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 (37 ratings)
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    School Reviews (31 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-20
    "I have a seventh grader in honors classes and she is doing great. The staff answers me back promptly and administration has never let me down yet in 2.1 qtrs. There are lots of sports and clubs; and field trips are wonderful. Very professional so far. Some kids seem a bit mouthy, but that is also the parents fault. Middle school is tough on most kids, mine is shy and conservative and just keeps a low profile and does A work."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-03
    "I go to this school and it is truly an amazing experience to be at Desert Shadows"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-27
    "Amazing leadership which trickles down to super teacher morale! The principal is no nonsense, is very open with the parents and truly, genuinely cares for his students!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-04
    "I am a student at Desert Shadows Middle. It is one of the best schools I've ever been to! All the staff is AMAZING and really nice. they all try hard to do their best and help the students succeed. The administrative staff is the best there is. they do their job, they're involved, they know whats going on, and they are fun and active with the students, unlike anyone at Sunrise Middle school. The reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg is just one out of the many things this school does extra. I am over all EXTREMELY happy with this school. I came from Liberty Elementary, the main feeder school of sunrise (But a LOT better), and am SO happy I didn't go to that dump. Long live DSMS! Long Live The GWIGEON"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-17
    "My kids and I have been extremely happy with DSMS! Most teachers are wonderful, caring and dedicated. The principal and vice principal are amazing! They set a tone of professionalism, leadership and acceptance. They set high standards for the teachers, staff and students. I feel my kids have been challenged academically and are prepared for high school. I would highly recommend this school to anyone."
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