Desert Willow Elementary School

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9400 E Esmond Loop

Tucson, AZ 85747

(520) 879-2300

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 850

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

14 Parent Reviews for Desert Willow Elementary School

The school has been named an Excelling School for 6 year in a row. My son thrives at Desert Willow. He is given many opportunites outside the classroom that he has not received at other schools. The community environement makes my family feel very welcome whenever on campus. I love Desert Willow!

Posted by a parent on 04/03/11

This school has been named an excelling school 5 years in a row. The teachers do home visits with the children and list their phone and e-mail for kids and parents to reach them. They work evry day on the 3 r's. The teachers and staff are creative, caring and extremly good at what they do. I dare anyone ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/04/09

Great school, great teachers, great community.

Posted by a parent on 09/16/09

This school has been the best fit for my family. My son is autistic and with the aid of teachers and parapros he is now on the right track and doing it on his own. My daugther has had the best teachers that has drawn her out of her shell and see all her potential. I volunteer as much as I can to give ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/26/09

I have 2 kids at Desert Willow. I could not be happier with the teachers and staff. We moved here in January and my kids transitioned so well and I think part of that is the schools. Kim

Posted by a parent on 08/12/07

My daughter just completed kindergarten and I couldn't be happier with Desert Willow. The principal is fantastic, the assistant to the principal remembered my name after one introduction, and my daughter felt safe and happy the whole year. Toss in that she made great progress and had ana mazing teacher ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/31/07

Desert Willow Elementary is by far one of the top schools in Tucson, Arizona. The parent participation is noteworthy. The administration is unbelievably supportive and the teachers genuinely care about the progress of each student!

Posted by a parent on 05/29/07

Desert Williow is an outstanding school. I have 2 boys w/autism and the spec. ed staff, teachers, and para pros have been excellent. My children have excellent IEPs through this school. They really try to give my kids as much as possible instead of the minimum required.

Posted by a parent on 01/24/07

This seems to be a good school. I have had two children attend this school and they are excelled.

Posted by a parent on 05/25/06

Desert Willow is an outstanding school as are most of the schools in the Vail School District. The students at this school are taught the fundamentals but also respect and other important citizienship elements that seem to get lost today. The teachers are committed and work together at each grade level. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/30/06

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Test scores for Desert Willow Elementary School

AIMS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Desert Willow Elementary School
Vail 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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Tucson schools — Desert Willow Elementary School is located at 9400 E Esmond Loop, Tucson AZ 85747. 9400 E Esmond Loop is in the 85747 ZIP code in Tucson, AZ The school district for Desert Willow Elementary School is the Vail Unified District. Desert Willow Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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