Desert Mountain School
9 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Desert Mountain School
Desert Mountain School is a private K-8 school located in Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 2003, Desert Mountain School is dedicated to providing students with an exceptional educational experience. The school offers a rigorous academic program and a wide range of extracurricular activities.
Desert Mountain School has a strong focus on learning and creativity. The school has a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. In addition, the school offers a variety of enrichment activities including music, art, and physical education.
Desert Mountain School also provides a safe and nurturing environment for students. The school has a dedicated staff of teachers and administrators who are committed to providing the best possible education for their students. The school also has a strong emphasis on character development and values.
Desert Mountain School is a great place for students to learn and grow. With its excellent curriculum, supportive environment, and commitment to excellence, Desert Mountain School is an excellent choice for any student looking for a quality education.
35959 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85086
Pre-K – 8
Overview Desert Mountain School
Desert Mountain School serves 416 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Desert Mountain School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on Desert Mountain School
Desert Mountain School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Desert Mountain School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.