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22301 S. Hawes
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

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June 11, 2014
We LOVE Desert Mountain Elementary School! We started out at a Charter School nearby and had a really bad experience. The school is about a 20 minute drive and worth every second of it! The teachers, principal, and staff are all amazing! We just couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
DME is a great school! As soon as you walk in the door, you can feel a positive atmosphere. The staff is outstanding and the kids seem genuinely happy and glad to be there. We love DME!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
Desert Mountain Elementary is providing an outstanding education for my daughter. She reads above her grade level and has developed excellent math skills. Their staff of teachers work hard to keep the children interested in their lessons and make learning fun. Their PTO is heavily involved and offers exciting fundraisers and events throughout the year. Overall, this is a great school for your child's educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
I have a child in kindergarten and one in 3rd grade. We live this school. The staff is excellent and they push children towards success. They encourage good character ans there is a great small town feel about the school. We have been happy with all of the teachers wehve had his far. They are great at communicating and encourage parent involvement. Test scores are above those of local charter schools, as well! So happy we made the decision to attend DME. The Baez family

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
My daughter loves this school so far but not one year when she was in first she had ms.watkins so she is a very mean teacher so don't let your child get into her class. This year she is in third grade and loving it. She has a combined class this year with 3rd and 4th. She is in mrs. Quinteros class. she is a nice teacher. Don't forget to let you child go to Desert Mountain Elementary school!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
I have 2 nephews that go Desert Mountain Elementary School, and I know that they are getting a very good education.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
Great school. My son has loved it here. Wonderful teachers. Can't say enough great things about it.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2010
My son recently graduated from Desert Elementary yesterday. I have to say that I was thrilled with the progress he made at Desert Mountain. Most kids are thrilled when the school year ends as it marks the beginning of the Summer break. My son was borderline depressed last night because he didn't want the school year to end. That alone should speak volumes about the quality of this school. I've come to know the principal personally and he is a wonderful guy. The teachers were excellent and kept my son engaged with the learning process when he could have easily grown bored.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
DME has wonderful teachers and staff! They are concerned about the success of all students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
We could not be more pleased with DME's teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
A very engaged principal who really cares about the kids and the district. Great teachers too!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
The teachers at DME really care about the students, and offer many exciting curriculum choices. The parents are very involved and volunteer their time. The PTO is wonderful!! Like a family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
All the teachers and staff are great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The staff and teachers at this school are amazing. They are great at encouraging the kids and making everyone feel like a winner.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
My grandchildren attend Desert Mountain and I have been very impressed with what I see.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 04, 2010
Desert Mountain is a great school! The teachers work together as a team, are friendly, and well connected to our students. Activities are appropriate and well- planned, and the principal is very involved. They've also got a wonderful before and after-school program, and as a single parent it's great to know my kids are taken care of until I can get back to pick them up. I've got 2 students at Desert Mountain, and we love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Great teachers and principal. My son has/is receiving a good solid education. It is a clean and structured enviroment for children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The staff is the best at this school!! They are always helpful and very personable. I feel that my child is receiving a great education in a safe environment. Could not ask for a better school.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
The teachers and staff at this school are wonderful. They truely care about our children. I have two children who have attended two years and they love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The staff, teachers and principal are top notch! My daughter is thriving there...

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The Principal and the teachers are personally involved in all the kids lives well beyond the classroom. They are very open to the parents/children fundraisers and community projects as well

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
I love the staff! They are great! They teach in productive ways and they love their students! They keep in touch with the parents and I always feel that I can call them anytime with any concerns that I may have.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The teachers are wonderful, caring and outstanding. The principle is the best..I bet he could name every child by site and the students are all terrific!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The Principal and staff are warm & welcoming. They try hard to accomadate to people's needs. I'm very impressed w/this school! Love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
This school has a very dedicated teachers and Principal. Everyone knows all the students name and parents as well. The school is outstanding! We are an excelling school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Desert Mt. Elementary has a high expectation of conduct and achievement. The staff and principal are wonderful. They try to involve parents and families.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
EXCELLENT teachers and administration!!! Keep up the awesome work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
They are very involved! They really care about the kids!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Desert Mountain Elementary has a dedicated team of teachers, support staff and parents committed to all students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
We've been in the area for 14 years now...our oldest started there and is now a Sophomore at the high school...he's followed by 4 younger brothers, the youngest of which will attend Kindergarten there next year. The staff has always been amazing, with a front office staff like no other. The teachers are so involved and take their job of teaching our children seriously. They truly care. WE LOVE DESERT MOUNTAIN!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I love this school because the teachers really care about our children and their education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Great school great principal!!! They really care

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
The teachers, staff and principal at Desert Mountain Elementary are the BEST!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Great staff all around and an awesome principal. Every teacher my children have had through the years have been dedicated and clearly love what they do. My children are excelling in all subjects. I love Desert Mountain Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Parent involvement. Qualified and caring teachers. Super nice staff. The greatest principal. One of a kind PTO. Over all awsome school!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Great teachers and staff - A great experience all in all !

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
DM fosters a great community and the staff are beyond excellent!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Everyone from the Principal on down is great! The kids feel their teachers care about them. Fabulous school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
They have a wonderful principal, staff and teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Awesome principal, great front office staff, and incredible teachers who know their stuff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Awesome school, awesome teachers!! Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
An amazing school that is very family oriented. I can walk into the office and the girls behind the desk easily know what children belong to me and know their names. They're personable. And not only do they focus on the best education that they can give my child with the best teachers they can get their hands on, they also do a great job keeping our kids safe.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Desert Mountain Elementary is a school that not only teaches but cares about the students. Its a place that works together with the community to make it the best school around!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I love this school! I feel very much at home here. The principal, staff and teachers know my family by name. My son is very happy here, too. I feel he is well taken care of.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Everything is great! Teachers care and are in tune with the children. The principal knows all the kids' names and is very involved. Front office is friendly and helpful. PTO is awesome; there are events all the time that the kids love.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
The Teachers, Staff and Kids are Awesome! It is an amazing school with lots of caring people and great spirit! It is an excelling school every year and Desert Mountain should WIN! It is the best school in our community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
The staff and teachers are excellent and are aware of my child's needs both academically and personally.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Desert Mountain Elementary is great! The Principal and Staff are excellent. Any concerns that may arise are promptly addressed and resolved. The teachers care about the children, and their progression. There is a great atmosphere, and the children love going to school. Everyone is friendly, and know the children and families by name--amazing! I know they work hard to make this an excelling school. Thank You!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Very attentive and friendly staff. My son is in the 1st grade and this is the 5th school in 3 states he has attended. WE LOVE DME!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
The teachers and staff at Desert Mountain Elementary are amazing. They are all so hard working and dedicated to the students! I've been so impressed with how much interaction I have with my children's teachers!!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Great school, great staff. Parents are very involved and they do a lot of fundraising to achieve school goals. Extremely happy that our daughter is enrolled in this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
Desert Mountain Elementary School is the best! The teachers and support staff are wonderful and they really give the students the support they need to learn and grow!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
The experience and expertise that the staff and faculty have is tremendous.The principal is wonderful and has a professional take on all matters.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
I have had my child in other schools and I was told my child had troubles learning because she couldn't stay still at this school she has come with so many good things to say about her school and what she is learning I'm so proud to have her there and I love her teacher because she has brought out the best in my daughter I rate this school a 20

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 01, 2009
When you have a quality public school in your town it is easy to take it for granted. Three of my kids have atended DME and with the exception of one teacher-- we have found the teachers to be excellent. We looked at private schools and charter schools but in the end we didn't find anything better than what DME had to offer. This school has developed a track record as an excelling school and that speaks for itself. This is an all around great school because of the high quality of its administrators and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2009
I love DME! For kindergarten, my son went to a montesori school and when we moved into Queen creek I decided to put him into public school. When he arrived here he was behind academically. When he finished this past school year he was either at or above grade level. The teacher he had, who I thought was absolutely wonderful and always answered any questions I may have had and would even call me if she thought that my son might have forgot to mention to me. Mr. Shultz is great! I love how he interacts with everyone and doesn't just sit behind his desk. He makes it known that he is here to make sure his school is performing above and beyond the standards and thats why DME was an excelling school this year! Thanks to all the teachers and DME for being such a great school!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2009
I think this schools is wonderful. The fact that Mr Schults takes the time to know his kids is a possitive in my book not a negative. The teachers are great and both my kids have learnt so much this year which is why this is an excelling school. Kids learn better when they are having fun and Mr Schultz allows our kids to enjoy school which helps them learn more. My childrens education and being taught well by their teachers is top priority for me but I also want them to enjoy school and they love it. If you want the ridged no fun schooling then go private but if you want your child to learn and enjoy themselves at the same time then this is a great shcool.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2008
This school is horrible. I had lived in Gilbert before and when we moved I was disappointed. Everything was not right. My child would not learn anything. We chose to put him in a private school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 21, 2007
I have been very pleased with the quality of teaching at Desert Mountain. I have three children. Two years ago I pulled my children out, only to come back with a much better appreciation . I am very pleased to be back. The Principal, the techers, and the support staff are all awesome.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
To the parent who posted a comment about Mr. Schultz playing the name game... tell me how many schools out there has the Principal ensure children are safely put in their parents car each day after school and greats them curbside each morning? Hmmm .. I've even told him that the staff should be doing this - not the Principal but whatever .. with a Masters degree and myself personally having many conversations with him I think our childrens education is his priority. If you feel there is a problem with the staff a big reason is the low wages our district pays and the exploding population of children being crammed into our schools. Sure there are outstanding teachers scattered through each grade at DME. The ones that need to be booted are 'tenured' a term they hide behind so making them get fired is impossible. Volunteer sometime! DME is A+

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2006
This school is great. The teachers are well devoted to your child. The volunteer rate amoung the parents is wonderful. Everyone is very supportive.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
I love this school! The Principal is wonderful and the front staff are friendly. Most teachers strive to achieve academic performance. Great communication! High level of parent involvement. However, availibility of extracurricular activities need some work.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
DME is growing in their efforts to provide more extracurricular activities for the kids. They need to continue to focus in this area. This year we've had an ecellent teacher (Mr. Duarte).

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 30, 2006
I like that Desert Mountain Elementary is a small school. Also it is close to home.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
July 18, 2005
The teaching staff is the best I have had the opportunity to meet! Great school with real 'home' feelings!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2005
The Quality of academic programs are excellentthe extracurricular activities are well prepared the school has large majority of parental involvment.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2004
We are having difficulty getting our son aclimated into this school environment. The teacher seems to show favortism toward others and bias against our son. After leveraging school counselor, principal and teacher, the teacher still seems to have difficulty managing children in class. She complains a lot. DME has too many out of district students and not enough classroom options. I am considering pulling my child, but this is as a last resort. My rating is based on my experience with my son's current teacher.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2004
Currently, my husband and I have three children attending Desert Mountain. We have been more than pleased with the teachers and administrative staff. My children are succeeding in all academic areas and enjoy going to school. The principal, Mr. Bill Schultz, knows EVERY student and parent by name and remembers all the little details. The school offers Spelling Club/Word Wizard, Math Facts, and Accelerated Reading Programs. These fun and exciting incentive programs promote academic excitement and personal growth. I would highly recommend this school to any and every family.

- submitted by a parent
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Desert Mountain Elementary School
22301 S. Hawes, Queen Creek, AZ  85242
(480) 987-5912
Last modified Desert Mountain Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Desert Mountain Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 70 reviews. Top