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Desert Horizon Elementary School


Desert Horizon Elementary School
8525 W. Osborn Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85037
Phone: (623) 772-2430
Fax: (623) 873-4691

Start Time - 8:10 am | Dismissal - 3:10 pm | Early Release - 12:40 pm

Desert Horizon Elementary is a kindergarten - eighth grade school located in the West Valley of Phoenix. We are a technology academy offering all students unique educational experiences that prepare them for a globally connected society. We are proud to share that we are a Verizon Innovative Learning School (VILS), which grants our students the opportunity to receive 1:1 devices and mobile hotspots with data plans for reliable internet access at home. Our school offers many project-based learning opportunities for students and a Maker Space Lab that is equipped with high-tech technology/devices that allows students to investigate and develop solutions to proposed problems. Our project-based lessons are student centered on creating ownership for students in their learning. We pride ourselves on offering unique educational experiences to all students enrolled at our school.

Our Mission: As a Desert Horizon community, our mission is to educate and empower all students to become global citizens who strive to reach their full potential.

Our Vision: Inspiring and growing tomorrow’s leaders, today

Our Goals:

  • To increase the percentage of students performing at or above the proficient level
  • To focus on consistently implementing a rigorous and relevant curriculum with State Standards.
  • To build strong community relationships that engage families with their student’s academic and social success.
  • To support students with academic achievement, we will motivate and encourage students to come to school each day and be on time.

At Desert Horizon we are committed to:

  • Setting high expectations for student excellence.
  • Focusing on college and career readiness
  • Building a strong community through communication and collaboration.
  • Leading by example, using integrity and a strong work ethic.
  • Implementing data-driven instruction consistently across the campus.