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. 

Our Mission

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

Our Beliefs

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.  

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School Tours May Resume When We Return to In Person Teaching and Learning 

Thank you for your interest in scheduling a tour at Desert Shadows Middle School. We value the opportunity to show what a special learning environment we have to offer at DSMS.  We intend to resume our regular tour schedule when we return to in-person learning.

We look forward to meeting you!