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 (71 ratings)
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    School Reviews (79 Reviews)
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    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!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-11
    "We open-enrolled our first child at Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School in 2005 after a very thoughtful and deliberate process of evaluating many local schools. We continue to be impressed by the entire Desert Springs community administration, staff, students, and families. The school has become like a family to us. The teachers have taken a very personal interest in each of our children, providing extra attention when they have struggled in certain subjects and providing more challenging assignments when teachers felt the kids could handle it. The gifted program is second to none. Over the past few years, the school has implemented a Core Knowledge curriculum, made significant investments in technology for the classrooms, and implemented a more structured dress code that all serve to increase the academic performance. If you are considering this school, I encourage you to sign-up for a school tour or come by for the annual spring carnival so you can experience first-hand the many aspects of what this school has to offer. It is truly a gem in our community."
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