Desert Star School

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Welcome to Desert Star

  • Desert Star School first opened its doors to students in the Avondale Elementary School District in 2002.  Since that time, our campus has grown to a preschool through 8th grade campus.  Our school vision is "thinking, learning, growing . . . empowering students who shape tomorrow".  We work as a community to provide every child learning experiences and opportunities so that they can reach their greatest potential.  

    Desert Star is proud to be a Leader in Me School. Leader in Me is a whole-school improvement process based on the idea that everyone can be a leader. This evidence-based approach empowers students with the leadership and life-skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. To learn more about the model, click here.

    We truly believe that all children are capable of success, no exceptions!


Mission Statement

  • At Desert Star, we work together in a respectful culture to ensure academic and social growth for all students.

Vision Statement

  • As Scorpions, we:

    • Show self-control
    • Take responsibility
    • Act safely
    • Respect ourselves and others


  • Where everyone’s light shines brightly.

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