Desert Oasis Elementary School

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17161 W Bajada Rd

Surprise, AZ 85387

(623) 388-2321

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 489

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

13 Parent Reviews for Desert Oasis Elementary School

I love this school. In fact, we are thinking about selling our current home but want to stay in the same school district. I can appreciate the small size of the school and I feel like most of the teachers are kind and really want to be there. My kids love going, to me, that is the first sign of something ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/28/14

My first year was great at Desert Oasis, but the vibe at this school is much different. We had a teacher teaching at our school the whole year that was uncertified, parents were under the impression this teacher became certified. Some teachers were just overall unfriendly to both students and parents. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/23/14

I wasn't negative, until I couldn't get a Principal and a Teacher to follow through on ANYTHING. When I say involved; I mean involved with my kid, his homework, his assignments, his teacher, HIM! Just like every school, there are certainly some VERY good teachers at DOES; but with the LACK of leadership ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/23/14

Our family has been a part of DOES since it opened 6 years ago. My husband and I are both very involved at the school. We have seen 3 Principals come and go, and when it comes to leadership, our school just can't seem to get it right. The latest Principal has made some much needed changes, but has also ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/19/14

My children have been attending DOES since it opened it's doors, and I have been very involved since the beginning. The school has a handful of EXCELLENT teachers. My children have been very blessed to have good teachers almost every year. The PTSA is a group of hard working and dedicated parents ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/16/14

WOW! Negativity from a parent who doesn't have a clue as to how our school runs. What is your definition of being an "active" parent? Maybe attending a field trip/two parent teacher conferences each school year? Get off of the couch and spend time in your child's classroom volunteering, reading to the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/20/14

Both of my children have gone to DOES since K and we love the school. Our sons teacher is awesome and he is always at the top of his class. My daughter is excelling as well and we are happy with the staff.

Posted by a parent on 05/19/14

My kids go to this school and I think it is a great school. We love both of our kids teachers.

Posted by a parent on 05/19/14

My husband and I live right down the street from Desert Oasis and enrolled our 5 year old nephew there when he and his sister came to live with us. His teacher seems very nice and enthusiastic but I started finding that in class to rush him she would write the answers on his paper with a high lighter ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/29/13

I have been very impressed with my child's 5th grade teacher. Very caring, very professional and her classroom is organized and consistently set up for success. My child is having a very good year thus far.

Posted by a parent on 10/01/12

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Test Year: 2012
Desert Oasis Elementary School
Nadaburg 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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Surprise schools — Desert Oasis Elementary School is located at 17161 W Bajada Rd, Surprise AZ 85387. 17161 W Bajada Rd is in the 85387 ZIP code in Surprise, AZ The school district for Desert Oasis Elementary School is the Nadaburg Elementary District. Desert Oasis Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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