• Grades: K - 8

    7355 W. Orangewood Ave
    Glendale, Arizona 85303

    Phone: 623-237-4016
    Fax: 623-237-5615
    Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    School Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Early Release Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Principal: Santina Carrillo

    Assistant Principal: Randi Perez

  • Desert Spirit Elementary School

    At Desert Spirit, we are passionate about the education of ALL students! We have high expectations for our students’ learning and behavior. 

    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 Mustang Way (Respect, Responsibility, and Readiness) and throughout all of life’s endeavors!


    Vision Statement:

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

    School Motto:

    Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Strong!


                                                     The Mustang Way

    Mustangs MUST always be Respectful!

    Mustangs MUST always be Responsible!

    Mustangs MUST always be Ready!

    Mustangs Must always be Kind!