Desert Mountain High School, a public high school in Scottsdale, ranks 22nd on Arizona’s list of top high schools, according to US News. It ranked “above average” in “college readiness” and in proficiency in math and reading.
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Opened in 1995, Desert Mountain has a beautiful campus that implements “green building” elements to minimize the school’s carbon footprint.
Desert Mountain High School is committed to academic excellence and provides programs and opportunities designed to meet the needs of all students. It has a joint use City of Scottsdale public library, four computer labs, media studio, theater, college/career center and extensive athletic facilities.
There are 111 teachers who work at Desert Mountain, 5 administrators and 9 professional support staff, all highly qualified. Of those 125 employees, 73 hold masters degrees and 5 hold doctorate degrees!
Desert Mountain has over 50 clubs organized and led by students with a faculty sponsor. The clubs range from athletic, to spirit, to religion and provide a place for all students to feel comfortable and pursue their extra-curricular interests.
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