Eagle Facts

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  • Welcome to Desert Thunder School

    Soaring to the Top...Learning, Learning, Learning- No Exceptions

    Mascot: Eagles
    School Colors: Navy blue and silver
    Additional Information:
    • While many schools lost students during the COVID-19 pandemic, Desert Thunder grew in student enrollment making our school, a school of choice
    • Our mascot, Wayne the Eagle, is named after Desert Thunder's former principal Mr. Wayne Deffenbaugh
    • Desert Thunder has been an "A" rated school for the past five years
    • Most grade levels take four field trips per year
    Notable alumni: 
    • Tyler Messerschmidt, swimmer at Cal Berkley (broke the 100 freestyle record previously held by Gary Hall, Jr.)
    • Dalyn Terry, 18th overall pick by Chicago Bulls in 2022 NBA Draft
    • Gabriella Saenz, Arizona Cardinals cheerleader