Pendergast Quick Tip

Pendergast Partners in Education logo The Pendergast Quick Tip is a system that allows students, parents, staff and community members to submit information to district administrators anonymously or non-anonymously.

Quick Tip allows authorized district administrators to receive tips at any time and have the ability to respond in a timely manner to issues that impacts the school or individual students.

The reported issues range from peer pressure, threats, depression, weapons, suicide and bullying. Anyone with access to the web or a smartphone has access to Quick Tip.

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Desert Horizon Elementary Fast Facts


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Desert Horizon Elementary School

8525 W. Osborn Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85037
Phone: (623) 772-2430
Fax: (623) 873-4691
Attendance: (623) 772-2445


Principal: Debby Cruz

Assistant Principal: Arturo Aragon

Bell Times for the 2018-2019 School Year
Kindergarten through 8th Grade
: 8:10 am to 3:10 pm
Autism Program: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm

Early Release:
Kindergarten through 8th Grade: 8:10 am to 12:40 pm
Autism Program: 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

  • Well-Managed Schools

    Well-Managed Schools is a school-based intervention strategy that emphasizes behavior management practices, relationship-building techniques and social skills instruction.

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  • Tax and Gift Donations

    The Pendergast Governing Board and Superintendent Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux are grateful for your donation and support of our students, staff, families and community. Thank you for helping to make a positive impact in the lives of the children in Pendergast.

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Desert Horizon News & Updates

  • Desert Horizon Newsletter

    Keep up with what is going on in the classrooms and around campus.

    November: English | Español

  • Student-Parent Handbook 2018-2019

    The purpose of this handbook is to inform parents and students of the policies, procedures, and operations of the Pendergast Elementary School District. It presents information highlighting district policies and guidelines necessary for the academic achievement, safety, welfare, and well-being of our students.

    Find Out More: English | Español

  • Desert Horizon Dual Language Academy

    A child who grows up with more than one language has a built-in sense of tolerance and an innate open heart. This is why Desert Horizon and the Pendergast Elementary School District is proud to offer the Dual Language Academy to Kindergarten and 1st grade students.

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  • What's for Breakfast and Lunch?

    Find out what's being served for breakfast and lunch at your school by accessing our new Online Menus >


  • Desert Horizon School Uniform Dress Code

    The staff at Desert Horizon Elementary believes that the way students dress for school affects their learning. Students should dress for success. Students who come dressed appropriately for learning are less distracted and are better prepared to learn.

    School Uniform Guidelines: English | Español

  • American Dream Academy

    This 10-week program helps parents gain the tools they need to make sure their children have successful academic careers and prepare for a university experience.

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