• Grades: K - 8

    7355 W. Orangewood Ave
    Glendale, Arizona 85303

    Phone: 623-237-4016
    Fax: 623-237-5615
    Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Early Release Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    Principal: Marybeth McKim

    Assistant Principal: Lydia Horstman

  • School Motto

    Be Bold! Be Brave! Be Kind!

    Mission Statement

    “Ignite, Engage, Encourage and Expect Excellence”

    IGNITE a passion for learning!

    ENGAGE learners at every opportunity!

    ENCOURAGE each student to be challenged in his/her own unique abilities and interests!

    EXPECT EXCELLENCE in learning, the 3R’s (Respect, Responsibility, and Readiness) and throughout all of life’s endeavors!

    Vision Statement

    The staff at Desert Spirit is passionate about learning; collaborative with one another and dedicated towards continuous improved student achievement. They are life-long learners who are firmly committed to a Professional Learning Community that is focused on using student achievement data to improve individual student achievement. As a staff, we will continue to motivate our diverse population to achieve the academic and social skills necessary in order to meet the challenges of both today and tomorrow! Finally, the Desert Spirit staff always models Respect, Responsibility and Readiness in order to show a good example for our student learners.