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About Our School

Welcome to Desert Shadows Middle. The school is thrilled to take on the rewarding challenge of serving diverse students and fostering a secure and supportive educational atmosphere for everyone.

For over forty years, the school has welcomed countless students each year from diverse public and private elementary schools. As a cherished cornerstone of the warm and welcoming community, Desert Shadows Middle School takes great pride in nurturing and empowering young minds with the tools and self-assurance to achieve their dreams.

Desert Shadows offers a comprehensive approach to student development, recognizing the middle school years as crucial for emotional, intellectual, social, and physical growth. The devoted team is committed to getting to know each student on a personal level and creating a customized and diverse curriculum that adheres to the Arizona State Standards and caters to their individual needs and aspirations. 

Desert Shadows Middle School is more than just an educational institution; it's a dynamic community where students are motivated to learn, grow, and ultimately, become the leaders of tomorrow.

Our Vision

Desert Shadows Middle School is dedicated to providing an exceptional education experience for all students. Our goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment that motivates our students to learn and reach their highest potential. We value diversity, cultivate a culture of excellence, and prepare our students to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Our Mission

Desert Shadows Middle School inspires exceptional learners through academic excellence, innovative teaching, and personalized support. Our nurturing community values every student and fosters a love of learning and critical thinking skills. We prepare our students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally, empowering them for success in high school and beyond.

Our Beliefs

We envision middle school as the most significant and transformative years for our students.

We believe our students will demonstrate success academically, socially, and emotionally.

We embrace a rigorous yet creative and engaging curriculum.

We equip our students for success in high school and beyond.

We encourage active parental involvement, partnering for student success.

We believe positive, trusting relationships within our school community enhance student learning.

We uphold a standard of excellence in every school endeavor, with the courage to admit and address shortcomings.