Welcome to the Desert Shadows Middle School

Proud home of the Diamondbacks. We are one of 10 schools in the Nogales Unified School District located in Nogales, Arizona. You’ll find us about an hour south of Tucson. Our school serves students in the 6th through 8th grades. Our teachers are dedicated to the students in their care and set high standards for continued growth. We are proud to offer many activities for students here on campus and can boast small class sizes. We feel that everyone succeeds in an environment where each student receives individual attention.

Principal's Message

October 18, 2021


Dear Desert Shadows Middle School Parents/Guardians,

Just a friendly reminder that our Parent Teacher Conferences will be held virtually this coming Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please click on the following link for instructions in both languages and to schedule your appointment with each of your child's teachers. http://bit.ly/DSMS-conferences

Additionally, we will be having early release days on Wednesday, October 20th and Thursday, October 21st at 1:20 p.m. On Friday, October 22nd students will be released at 11:30 a.m.

For any questions please give us a call at 520-377-2646.

Thank you,


18 de octuber del 2021


Estimados Padres de Familia/Tutores de Desert Shadows Middle School

Solo un recordatorio de que nuestras conferencias de padres y maestros se llevarán a cabo virtualmente este próximo jueves 21 de octubre de 2021 a partir de la 1:30 p.m. hasta las 6:00 p.m. Haga clic en el siguiente enlace para obtener instrucciones en ambos idiomas y para programar su cita con cada uno de los maestros de su hijo (a). http://bit.ly/DSMS-conferences

Además, tendremos días de salida temprana los días miércoles 20 de octubre y el jueves 21 de octubre a la 1:20 p.m. El viernes 22 de octubre, los estudiantes saldrán a las 11:30 a.m.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, llámenos al 520-377-2646.

Muchas gracias,


Dear Parents,
On behalf of the staff at Desert Shadows Middle School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.


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