Our Mission

Desert Shadows Middle School inspires students to become exceptional learners and human beings.

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Our Values

We display our vision and our mission by operating under these important beliefs:

  • We believe middle school can and should be the two most significant and meaningful years in the life of a child.
  • We believe our students will demonstrate success by achieving academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • We believe that a rigorous and challenging curriculum can also be creative and engaging. 
  • We prepare our students for high school and beyond. 
  • We encourage parents to be active in the academic and personal lives of their children, communicating with the school to partner for success. 
  • We believe positive and trusting relationships within the school community result in additional student learning.
  • We don't settle for anything less than excellence in every school group.  We have the self-honesty to admit when we're wrong and the courage to change.  
Our Vision

Our vision is to creatively engage and challenge all students academically, supporting them through successes and failures in and out of the classroom, and providing them a healthy and safe environment so they are motivated to learn each day. 

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Overview

Our teachers and staff pride themselves on fulfilling their commitment to the Desert Shadows Mission, Vision and Values.

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Leadership

Learn more about our Principal and leadership team, and how they strive to enhance and improve our school.

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DSMS Highlights

It’s been a busy year. Here's what we've been doing (and still plan) to do!

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COMPASS Strategic Plan

Our COMPASS strategic plan represents our beliefs, mission, vision, and overall goals to help our students succeed

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Parent Information

Find out more about our Parent Teacher Organization, which supports our school’s educational experience.