About Desert Trails

At Desert Trails, our experienced, dedicated staff offers a wide range of opportunities for diverse learners from Pre-K through 6th grade, including self-contained gifted, as well as self-contained special needs classes.  We also have staff who specialize in PE, STEM, Art, Music, Band and Strings. Our students eagerly welcome newcomers to our school community as they put into practice our schoolwide Be Kind program, which is the basis of our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).  Our 5th and 6th grade team is departmentalized, so students receive instruction from teachers focused on a specific subject area or two. We partner with parents and the community in many ways, including our active, supportive PTO members, who collaborate with us to provide specialized classroom materials and sponsor events enjoyed by all.  The result of everyone working together – teachers, support staff, parents, students, and the surrounding community – is a positive, safe school environment where our students excel at mastering Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, as evidenced by our school ranking 15th in the state, based on AZMerit results.

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See the Gifted Testing Schedule: Grades 4-6

Desert Trails Drop-off and Dismissal Procedures

News

Registration Now Open for 10th Annual PVSchools 5K Community Run

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual PVSchools 5K Co...

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What Is Open Enrollment and How It Works

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Desert Trails Elementary School Earns PBISAz Merit Award

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Other Upcoming Events

Join us at the next PVSchools Governing Board Meeting, led by…
All schools closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Dec 03, 2019

Early Release Day

All schools dismissed early for teacher professional development.
Join us at the next PVSchools Governing Board Meeting, led by…