Desert Trails Elementary School

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4315 E Cashman Dr

Phoenix, AZ 85050

(602) 449-4100

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Grades: PK - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 600

Students Per Teacher: 20

Parent Reviews

42 Parent Reviews for Desert Trails Elementary School

Our children have had a wonderful experience at Desert Trails Elementary. They have enjoyed their teachers and the many firends they have made. We would highly reccommend this school to anyone.

Posted by a parent on 10/28/13

I find it amusing that the previous reviewer wants people to form their own opinion and not take into account the negative reviews at all. The new principal asked at a PTO meeting to have parents come out on this site and give good reviews to help boost the scores. She is completely enrollment driven ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/21/13

Desert Trails Elementary is a school I am proud to have my children attend. The new principal, Sheri Duggan is a person who knows how to get things done for the school & the students. The school is rated "A" & the test scores are very impressive: 3rd & 4th grade scored highest in the District in 2013! ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/07/13

The one problem at this school, PARENTS. The talk in the neighborhood is filthy. These parents don't mind tearing down other parents, teachers or the principal. Would not recommend this school only because the parents are horrible, horrible, horrible.

Posted by a parent on 05/19/13

I agree with Feb 12, 2013 post. School is not crowded and any bullying is taken very seriously. Principal is a caring, kind person as are the teachers. This school is not in Surprise or Scottsdale. The post on Feb. 11, 2013 must be referring to a different school.

Posted by a teacher on 04/06/13

HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE School.... Teachers & Principal lack in proper education and GOOD discipline. Expect allot of bullies, crowding, and poor leadership.. The only plus to this school is Kinder and 1st grade. I live in Surprise and drive my kids to Scottsdale everyday just for high quality teachers and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/11/13

New to this school as our district has taken full kindergarten away. My child has a good teacher school is friendly principal involved. We will stay.

Posted by a parent on 08/19/12

Congratulations to the principal and teachers for receiving the new mark- A and keeping the Excelling label. The parents thank and appreciate you all.

Posted by a parent on 10/23/11

I am surprised that the School Board has allowed this administration to stay. Many families are using school choice to leave this school. The teachers are very good especially in lower grades.

Posted by a parent on 09/30/11

Lower grade teachers are great, higher grades leave a bit to be desired. Definitely not preparing the kids for middle school.

Posted by a parent on 08/29/11

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Test scores
Test scores for Desert Trails Elementary School

AIMS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Desert Trails Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified 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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Phoenix schools — Desert Trails Elementary School is located at 4315 E Cashman Dr, Phoenix AZ 85050. 4315 E Cashman Dr is in the 85050 ZIP code in Phoenix, AZ The school district for Desert Trails Elementary School is the Paradise Valley Unified District. Desert Trails Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 6.
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