Desert Wind Middle School

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35565 W Honeycutt Rd

Maricopa, AZ 85138

(520) 568-5106

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 644

Students Per Teacher: 22

Parent Reviews

14 Parent Reviews for Desert Wind Middle School

My student attends Desert Wind and I found that the group work and participation in 20+1 made a big difference. The new Principal is making good changes. The teachers communicate a lot. But I went to Conferences and not a lot of parents came, I thought there would be more?

Posted by a parent on 11/01/14

We are new to the community. Our kids come from TOP schools in the country. They have always been in honor roll (A+). I was hesitant to send them to the schools in Maricopa, but so far it has been good. Teachers listen and react in a timely manner to our concerns. The material covered until this point ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/28/12

I think the school has potential to be a great school, but the classes were huge, organization is lacking, you cant reach the staff except the health office.

Posted by a parent on 04/30/12

School is decent for the area. Office staff is absolutly horrid to deal with if you can get a hold of them. My child has been there 6-8 now & I can call them all day hit redial over & over...never get the secretary. I have to call every extention until somebody (hopefully) answers. The attendence is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/28/12

From my experience with other schools in the Maricopa community Desert Wind provides one of the best educations available. The teachers are highly qualified and caring. As a whole they willing give of their time and energy to help each student achieve their best. They are aware of each students needs ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/27/12

The school is focused on becoming a great school. As with all schools there are things you love and things you would like changed. What works for this school is that the teachers and principal are willing to listen. Good things are happening there.

Posted by a parent on 03/26/12

This school has done a tremendous job with our student. As a sixth grader the transition was difficult from elementary school but the staff kept in communication and stuck by our side. The principal is in classes a lot and the staff always seem happy. Take a visit, truly a great school but as parents, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/26/12

This is the worst school I have ever gone to. I have been there from the sixth grade to the eighth grade and they never spelled my name right or pronounced it right. It took the administration three years to enter my correct home address into their computer mailing system. The hallways are too crowded ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 02/17/12

We have lived in this district for 4 years and have loved the elementary school my children attend/have attended. This is the 1st year I have a child in middle school and have found the school to be less than challenging for my child. The 6th grade class read a book known to be a controversial and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/30/12

My daughter is a 6th grader at Desert Wind and we could not be more pleased. A number of her friends decided to be bused to another district. I think they made a huge mistake.

Posted by a parent on 03/25/11

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Test scores for Desert Wind Middle School

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Test Year: 2012
Desert Wind Middle School
Maricopa Unified School 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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Maricopa schools — Desert Wind Middle School is located at 35565 W Honeycutt Rd, Maricopa AZ 85138. 35565 W Honeycutt Rd is in the 85138 ZIP code in Maricopa, AZ The school district for Desert Wind Middle School is the Maricopa Unified School District. Desert Wind Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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