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Desert Shadows Middle School

23 reviews
5858 East Sweetwater Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-6800

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The school is fine. When seeing the number of students who qualify for NHS truly indicates how easy and unchallenging the curriculum is at school. 8th grade is even less challenging than 7th grade since even more students who should be in standard classes are allowed to enroll into honors classes which truly defeats the purpose of having honors programming in the first place. My child was truly bored in 8th grade. There was little work or challenge and it was difficult at times to encourage my child to go to school towards the end of the year when your child is clearly not being challenged or provided with meaningful writing assignments. We are not sure how well the education prepares students for AP classes. We were disappointed by the lack of rigor at school.
Posted by a parent on 8/20/2018
Our experience at this school has been absolutely horrible. I have watched my children go from happy honor roll students to beaten down, broken students who are barely above failing. Thankfully my first child after being away from this school for nearly 2 years is finally returning to the child I previously knew. I will be so happy to be done with this school.
Posted by a parent on 3/28/2018
The teachers are great-especially Mr. G. The Academies are very beneficial: choir, engineering, choir/band, and art.
Posted by a teacher on 7/22/2016
Administrators truly care about the student base, but the teachers are average or lackluster. This school is your typical public school experience, catered to the average to below average IQ's. If you have a child who is gifted, choose another school. The students here are snotty, mean, and cocky. As mentioned in the other reviews, the 'extra' effort put across by some teachers help make this school bearable. DSMS can prepare you for life a little, help you grow up a little, but little will be learned.Student 2011-2012
Posted by a student on 6/13/2015
Very good school. If there is a problem it's taken care of. Like the teachers
Posted by a community member on 5/21/2015

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Scottsdale schools - Desert Shadows Middle School is located at 5858 East Sweetwater Avenue, Scottsdale AZ 85254. Desert Shadows Middle School is in the Paradise Valley Unified District. Desert Shadows Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7-8.

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