DESERT SPRINGS PREPARATORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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6010 E ACOMA DR
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85254
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Phone: 602-449-7100
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 6th Grade
  • District: Paradise Valley Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 58.1
  • Number Students: 465
  • Number Teachers: 36
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4313
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Derek Hummert
  • 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 (72 ratings)
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    School Reviews (80 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-22
    "Excellent school with professional and deficated staff. Teachers are commited, creative, communicative. Pricipal is a excellent leader who empowers and leads. He works cohesively with the PTA, is highly involved and visible - leading this school to excellence. Core Curriculum is fully integrated. New students are brought up to speed with care, kidness and understanding. No fear or irrational resistance to the new standards! Inclusive environment where differences are celebrated. Gifted and structured programs are fully part of this school community! No Gimmicks - excellent education and performance My only negative comment would be that i would like Spanish to be a Special"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-29
    "We love this school! After realizing our assigned school was below par, I went on a search for the "best school" in our area. I looked at many charter schools, and also took a tour at Desert Springs. I was so impressed with how DSPES incorporated structure and freedom, as well as old-fashioned methods and modern technology. Most schools I went to seemed to have one or the other extreme. They have struck an incredible balance, all while involving parents/families into every aspect of school life. It is a small school so you don't feel lost in the crowd, and the community is so friendly. It is exactly what I was hoping for in a school and I am so happy we found it!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-23
    "Pulled my child out of a nearby PV school and moved to Desert Springs. It's a breath of fresh air!!!! The reviews below mine are right on!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-06
    "Desert Springs Preparatory is an outstanding school. We transferred in and are very pleased. The Core Knowledge curriculum is wonderful. The teachers and staff are very caring. We are very pleased with the gifted teacher. Our daughter loves going to honors! Everyday our daughter comes home excited about learning. This is the best school in the area!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-16
    "Desert Springs Prep is a welcoming and wonderful community of bright students, involved parents, excellent teachers, a new highly qualified principal, a supportive district, and a challenging curriculum. This year is especially exciting with the extended academic day and lots of new/state-of-the-art technology! Desert Springs has always been and will continue to be an academically competitive elementary school with lots of PTA funded programs/events/activities that supplement and support an environment of learning, community, and fun!"
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