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Palmdale, CA
Students enrolled: 800
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36555 Sunny Lane
Palmdale, CA 93550

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(661) 285-5866
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May 05, 2011
Desert Willow is a good school i attend it and the staff is the best

- submitted by a community member

December 16, 2010
this is a good school i like it alot i go here its a good scool

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 05, 2010
I am very please with the school school.My son has diabetes and they take care of him like he was at home.The teachers are good, but like i always said if your kid want's to learn he or she is going to do it no matter how good or bad the school is.Parent involvement is very important for the kids,and i know that a lot of parent's work,but we have days off .It only takes 30 minutes of your time to meet your kids teachers,that help me a lot with my kids.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2010
The school is okay based on my childs time there. its just the uniform rule that bothers me. the economy is low and now you have to buy unifroms. and the rul isnt even enforced. they should hire people that can relate to the kids or they will rebel thats what my parenting guid said

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 28, 2010
this school is ok based on my experience there. i havent had any problems and there have not been alot of fights. i think the school just needs improvement on the people they hire because some just want to do their job and others just want to hang out with the students

- submitted by a student

February 21, 2010
this school is the best school there is but why is it 7th-8th grade really.

- submitted by a student

January 07, 2010
this school has been nothing but trouble for me i used to love going to school but when i transfored to this school ive had to wake up at 5:00 am and im usually stressed and tired when i get home . i also have a.d.d and my teachers dont care if i dont understand the material the uniform policie take all the fun away at school and makes me feel like a prsioner this is the worst school ever

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 24, 2009
I am very happy with Desert willow .It's a great school

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2009
This school is a joke. Some staff members are great and really involved but most of them are straight up rude to students here. Campus is filthy but nobody is doing there part to help. Uniforms is just making it worse. only 5 people out of the 30 students in my class really wear it. Every day is drama, drama, drama and the coaches dont seem to care. Another thing about coaches is that they dont care much at all about us wich leads into fights and bullying. Parents I do not recomend this school for your students. As for the staff, you better make changes to this school now

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 21, 2009
This has been my son's first year at this school and he and I both love it. The music program is wonderful, the principal, teachers and other staff members seem to genuinely care about the students and go out of their way to stay after school for those who need help or further explanation about a subject. There have been fights between some students, along with some unsavory behavior, but that can happen at any school and it is my belief these are isolated incidents that have no bearing on the school, itself. As parents, it is our responsibility to teach our children respect and proper conduct. Whereas it is the school's responsibility to keep our children safe and enforce proper behavior, it is not their burden to make up for ideals some parents have neglected to teach their kids.

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2009
This school is one of the worst school that I had my kid in, there is no control, the principal needs to do his job and be more involve with the students and involve parent and make them aware of situations happening not just pick on a couple of students as usual

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2009
My daughter is in the 8th grade at Desert Willow. She has attended this school for the last 3 years. She has struggled all the way thru! The teachers have never notified me she was was not doing well! I have always been the one to call the school requesting information. I think it needs help from both the teachers and especially the parents! Parents have to take responsibility for their son/daughter! We have to understand this is a school not a daycar. If students were taught manners, teachers would not have to spend most of their time trying to teach our kids what they should be learning at home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 06, 2009
this is my first year at this school and so far there is constant fighting. people seem to not care about the school. the uniform policy does ot seem to help and should just be cut off.

- submitted by a student

September 03, 2008
I believe this school could use alot, especially by the students. it is my first year at this school and i already see how horrible students treat there school. I too believe the uniform policy has done nothing but make the school worse. I wish there was a seperate area or wing for the honors and AVID students, because unlike the other students, i know these two groups of kids actually care and want to learn.

- submitted by a student

May 29, 2008
This school suffers from a lack of leadership. Teachers are sub par. There are a lot of racial problems and constant fighting.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2008
As for the uniform policy, alot of students keep on not caring and ignore it plus there are alot of fights

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 12, 2008
there are many fights between girls and guys. the teachers arent efficient enough and there are many hours of homework which do nothing to help my childs needs.

- submitted by a student

February 17, 2008
This school is so wow.The students are rude and there is no fun.There are many fights and too much drama.Us students could do a little more to better our school.Plus the uniform policy hasn't improved one thing,in my opinion its made it worse.

- submitted by a student

January 19, 2008
My daughter is attending Desert Willow Intermediate is is having a blast she loves the princiapal and the staff .Also she thinks the kids are cool.(P.S the campus is beautiful)

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2008
All of the staff that I have come in contact with are hostile, not very knowledgeable, and just plain rude.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2007
omg it is so kool there i love it everyone gets along perfectly!

- submitted by a student

September 21, 2007
My daughter is now in 8th grade. She started this school last year. It has made many improvements. For one there is now music, and they have added some great teachers, who are interested in giving a quality education. The staff needs work. I see many children not stickingt to the school uniform policy. I think all of the kids should wear one uniform, then the kids would be equal in dress, and not be made fun of. I also notice that alot of the children, are lacking in respect and manners. By looking at the parents i can see why. A shame. Overall the school has improved with new teachers and programs.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2007
There are many good things and many bad things for this school.The good things are that the teachers are really good at teaching and are very nice, the principle is a very good one. My overall rating would be a three star for this school.

- submitted by a student

June 26, 2007
This school falls short in many areas. The campus is beautiful, but beauty can be deceptive. Parents parking space on campus is very limited. Student teacher relationship is very poor. Principle, Vice principle, staff conflict solving skills are near non existance. Communication with parents are discuraging.

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2007
I have been very happy with Desert Willow! My 6th grade daughter continued her 4.0 grade average this year. She had a wonderful teacher who encouraged and inspired all his students. She was absent 12 days due to a surgery and was able to make up all her work and was not penalized for it in any way. All we did was notify the teacher/staff ahead of time and bring in her doctor's notes. I look forward to her continuing there next school year.

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2007
The teachers at Desert Willow are to be praised , they do take an interest in the students and open communication lines with parents to improve their childs educational goals. The administration on the other hand are indifferent to the students and seem to project negative vibes to the students and parents alike. The school needs to improve vastly on many levels.

- submitted by a parent

June 18, 2007
I would give this school and overall good rating. Their are a few things that the principal and staff need to work on. Discipline is one of the items that needs to be address. My personal opinion of this school is that their are not enough teachers per kids. They need more noon duties but, that takes money which public schools seem not to have enough of. The campus is nice and big and it is located in a new housing track. They are going back to 7th and 8th only next year and uniform which, I think is great. My child is leaving this school with some good experiences and nice memories to take with them to high school. I have had nothing but, good experience with the principal. He has always stood behind his staff and volunteers.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2007
I dislike this school. My son went from a straight A student to barely making the grade. The classrooms are overcrowded. The school admin from my point of view only seem to care little about their students and more about quota's. My son suffers from asthma and even with Dr excused notes was penalized and sent to the sheriffs review board after missing 15 days. We as parents are being punished also for my sons asthma. I have no control over my sons sickness. I now have been forced into sending my son to school sick with fever to avoid further persecution from this school. We have tried to explain our son's condition to the attendance clerk there and have had our Dr write to them also and they do not care! Do not send your child to this school unless they are guaranteed not to be sick!

- submitted by a parent

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Desert Willow Intermediate School
36555 Sunny Lane, Palmdale, CA  93550
(661) 285-5866
Last modified Desert Willow Intermediate School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Desert Willow Intermediate School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top