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16750 W Garfield St

Goodyear, AZ 85338

(623) 772-5013

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 742

Students Per Teacher: 24

Parent Reviews

30 Parent Reviews for Desert Thunder

My child has a 504 plan for her food allergy. The administration has been outstanding on accomidating her needs as well as her teachers. She had been attending for 2 years now and we really couldn't be happier. The staff is friendly and caring and the education she is receiving is great!

Posted by a parent on 09/02/11

My oldest is a 3rd grader who has an IEP and receives services threw the school. The services provided are bellow my expectations due to lack of individualized attention and slow process. My son has the same issue he started the year w/, unable to build clear thought sentences verbally and in written ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/01/11

I attend Alhambra Traditional School, and now I am moving within the range of the school district here. I soon will be attending Desert Thunder. While reading the schools website, I saw things that many students would love. (Well from ATS at least) 2 weeks of winter and spring break, easy academics, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 12/18/10

I have had 2 kids in Desert Thunder and I have not been happy with the quality. My son was punched in the stomach and when he told the teachers did nothing. We weren't the first family to have this kind of issue. My son was terrified of 1st grade teacher and I have never see such fear in his eyes. He ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/08/10

In response to the 6th grader posting 4/15/10. I agree with you, some of the teachers are inappropriate, catty, vindictive, immature and often in plain sight cold. I have a clear knowledge of this due to being a parent of this school and having to deal with the teachers behavior. No matter how polite ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/05/10

My daughter is in kindergartner at DT. She is our first child to attend school and is doing wonderful. By February, not even seven months into school year, she was reading on her own, could count up to 100, was introduced to other cultures around the world, learned about geography and is now very familiar ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/05/10

School is great and I love the way they have set up student drop off and pick up. ALL children are picked up after only 15 minutes:-) All student's live close enough that parents can walk, if they choose to. Only thing I hate is the uniforms, so borring! At least do one top color and one bottom. There's ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/05/10

I am in 6th grade and have never been to a school so horrible. The students and teachers are extremely inappropriate. Some teachers are wonderful others are absolutely horrible. Do not even think about sending your child/children here i can almost guarantee that if you came from the schools i was in ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/15/10

I am so disheartened by all the school districts in the greater Phoenix area. My daughter is currently attending Desert Thunder and this school is no exception to the poor quality of education children receive in this state. We have recently moved here from the Mid-west and both of my children have ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/04/09

My Kinder and 2nd grdr are new to DT School this year. In comparison to the Tolleson Charter School, DT is just as great! I am an involved parent who has been greeted openly and friendly by the staff due to always being on campus and have never been made to feel as though I didn't belong nor any question ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/12/09

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Test scores for Desert Thunder

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Test Year: 2012
Desert Thunder
Avondale Elementary District
* In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

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Goodyear schools — Desert Thunder is located at 16750 W Garfield St, Goodyear AZ 85338. 16750 W Garfield St is in the 85338 ZIP code in Goodyear, AZ The school district for Desert Thunder is the Avondale Elementary District. Desert Thunder is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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