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About Our School

Desert Trails offers a wide range of opportunities for students from Pre-K through 6th grade. The experienced and dedicated staff is committed to meeting the needs of diverse learners, including self-contained gifted and special needs classes. The school has experts in PE, STEM, Art, Music, Band, and Strings who are passionate about inspiring and engaging all students. 

Desert Trails is a PBIS school - a place where there is a priority in Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. The staff understands the importance of creating an environment that caters to the behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of all students,

Desert Trails has a wonderful partnership with parents and the community. The community support ensures the classrooms are equipped with specialized materials and sponsor events that bring joy to everyone. The result of this collaboration is more than just a positive and safe school environment. It's an environment where all students thrive and excel, consistently ranking among the top 50 schools in Arizona. 

Our Mission
The Mission of Desert Trails Elementary School (DTES) is to assure the highest level of learning for all students, to develop life-long learners who exhibit self-discipline, global awareness and excel as independent thinkers and high achievers through a supportive partnership of staff, parents, and all community stakeholders.
Our Vision

Our students will be the leaders of tomorrow with the skills, knowledge and confidence to realize their dreams in an ever-changing world.

Our Beliefs

Every member of our community plays a valuable role in the success of our students by supporting a positive, student-focused learning environment.

It is vital to ensure equity and access to a high quality educational experience for all.

The essential skills for success are collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking.

A collaborative and inclusive culture is critical to reach our goals.

Lifelong learning is essential.