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Desert Foothills Middle School

Public School | Grades 7-8 | Washington Elementary District
3333 West Banff
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(520) 896-5500

About This School

Desert Foothills Middle School is located in Phoenix, AZ and is one of 13 middle schools in Washington Elementary District. It is a public school that serves 671 students in grades 7-8. See Desert Foothills Middle School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Desert Foothills Middle School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Arizona average is 21 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

45% 55%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Desert Foothills Middle School Reviews

desert fothills rocks

By a Current Student on

i am going to seventh grade  at desert foothills i don't think it will be bad because i get all a's and if  u don't get involved in the  fight then your not in trouble people hang out with people that are bad that's how they turn bad u  go to school to learn not watch fights so parents should help students make right choices the school is doing all it can

By a Current Student on

i guess its okay so far there is drama EVERYWHERE! the students are so messed up i HATE only 1 of my teacher. I have great gradesso far a's and b's.

By a Parent on

This is very sad to me, hopefully things have change, especially since my Son will be attending this school.

By a Parent on

Uh....yeah.  I really don't know where to start with this.  I guess I will just say that I think this school is highly unprofessional in regards to some of thier teachers.  One of my children attended Desert Foothills and was an A to B student.  When they completed Desert Foothills they were a C to D student.  One teacher was hardly in the classroom and it was later found that she was doing the SCHOOL.  I attended a spelling B that my child was in, and a young (african american) studen sat on one the tables.  The teacher leading the spelling B told her and I quote, "(name) get off of that table, people eat there.  You wouldn't do that at yo mama's house!" I was totally disgusted that she would even say something like that to someone, let alone a student.  Totally disgusting school as far as morals and role models go.  There was alot of fighting too. This was in 2005

By a Former Student on

I am going into my freshman year at Greenway High School and i went to only two schools in my whole life. i loved my elementary school and hated Desert Foothills with a passion. I went there for two years.They have the worst teachers there that don't care if you pass or fail. The rules are ridiculous and kids don't listen to them anyways. My 8th grade year for the first semester( first two quarters ) There was a fight every week maybe even two and all they did was suspend them for 5 days. like thats going to help? And the whole deal with no drugs on campus people brought like everyday. i can say i have never done drugs and never will. i have A's and B's sometimes a C and i failed one class cause i was sick most of the quarter. i am so happy i finally left that school. My older brother loves Greenway and i can't wait to get there.

By , a Parent on

Statement from Parent  Anonymous  is not completely true.  My son has been at this school for 2 years.  He has the necessary books assigned to him (they are at home for the school year).  These books are available for his use to complete homework.  He also has access to a web site to view books not checked out to  him.    This parent is due a surprize when her daughter becomes a freshman.    Books are checked out and at home for use.  Her daughter will get to carry a backpack but no book will come home.  Also freshman do not get lockers.    Study skills are only developed when parents are involved.  My son has VERY good study skills.  Suggest parent involvement.

By a Parent on

Two words to describe this school. "Hypersensitive & Paranoid"
 This school has the most ridicules rules that I feel has effected my daughter's education there. This school concerns itself more with restricting the use of things like BOOKBAGS in the name of safty. I feel that ridiculous rule is effecting the kids education. This school will not allow bookbags (Back Packs) and they do not provide lockers for the students. So because of this, the students do not bring home books. The school does not set up the kids for homework and home studies with this policy. This school has been doing this for years. How has this been going on for so long? I just do not get it.
 My daughter is in the last part of her 8th grade and I am worried about how it will be for her when she goes into Greenway High School and not have the proper preparation that she should have gotten in middle school. So now she will not have the homework and studying skills that she will need when she starts her Freshman year?
 The educators in this school district really need to look into this school's policies and rethink if this is really in the best interest for the students. Their learning and their safety. I just do not think so. If I was to do it over, I would have considered another school for my daughter.

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