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10203 East Mcdowell Mtn. Ranch
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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BASIC INFORMATION

  • Dress policy
    Dress code
  • Transportation
    Buses / vans provided for students
  • Coed / Single gender
    Coed
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Arts
    Choir / Chorus, Instrumental and theory music lessons
  • Sports
    Baseball, Basketball, Flag football, Cheerleading...
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Overall:
Submitted by a parent · January 11, 2016
We have a child in the Self contained gifted program at DCMS and couldn't be happier. He is flourishing under the excellent instruction and personalized help from the teachers who work as a close-knit team. Highly recommend!

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Submitted by a parent · September 04, 2015
We had a child in the self contained gifted program. This school was unfortunately a failure. After two years (2012-2014) of trying to work with staff and faculty we eventually had to leave. All the ingredients seem to be there, good teachers,... more

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral
Submitted by a parent · September 04, 2015
it appears there are good teachers, but they seem to be greatly diminished by the administration

Amount of homework: Disagree
Submitted by a parent · September 04, 2015
there is an inappropriate amount of work that causes undue stress and has questionable educational value. Horrible systems and support for tracking assignments, no assistance from teachers or administration for kids he need to develop better... more

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Last modified: October 5, 2016
Last modified Desert Canyon Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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