Desert Mirage Elementary School

8605 W. Maryland Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85305
Phone: (623) 772-2550
Fax: (623) 872-8401
School Hours: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
Principal: Matt Williams
Assistant Principal: Jon Mitteness

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Desert Mirage Elementary School is a community where respect, engagement and a passion for learning lead to individuals achieving their highest potential.


At Desert Mirage Elementary, the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards are taught campus-wide. Our school focuses on high student achievement and teaching the "whole-child" through fine arts, music, physical education and award winning programs.

STEAM Academies engage students in challenging and focused curriculum that provides a balance of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Students who have enrolled in one of the academies; Architecture & Design (6th Grade), Energy & the Environment (7th Grade), Medical & Health Services (8th Grade), are exposed to a prgram that provides a strong foundation for a child's overall education in a challenging yet supportive environment.


Students have access to state of the art technology. Teachers utilize the latest instructional techniques using SMART Boards, laptops and iPads to engage students in 21st Century learning.


School wide student citizenship and character building programs including Well Managed Schools are featured in each school, as well as, student awards given out for outstanding behavior and positive attitudes.


  • Athletic Programs
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook Club
  • Art/Craft Club
  • Plastic Model Club
  • Lego Club
  • Environmental Club