Desert Adventist Academy

74200 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 779-1799

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 100 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

Desert Adventist Academy is a private middle school in Palm Desert. The principal of Desert Adventist Academy is Eugene Bartlett, who can be contacted at 100 children attend Desert Adventist Academy and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Desert Adventist Academy is 18:1. The Academy Of Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 54% %
Hispanic 32% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian 14% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of my children have been attending DAA since Kindergarden and my oldest is graduating this year. I have been very pleased with this school and could not ask for a better environment for my children. The teachers and principal care about the students and go our of their way to assist them when needed. Academics are held to the highest standards along with good character.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school with wonderful teachers and principal. This school is very child centered and academics are very important. There are always exciting programs for the kids and families. My daughter loves her teacher and can't wait to go to school every morning. Excellent school!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has change too much. The previous principe has retired and the new principe looks like he is not fitting in very well From what I have gathered it sounds like he does not trust his teachers and is more worried about enrollment then the academics. The school is still a great school but I feel the teachers are holding the school together if they were to leave it would be bad for the school. I feel the great reputation of the school is being destroyed by way too many changes. The current principle Is very disorganized and feels like everything is last minute . I feel the new principle was a bad choice for Desert Adventist Academy. -submitted by a parent

  • (6 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school and I am so thankful to have found it. The teachers are fantastic. They are so good with the children and very helpful in all aspects of the childrens' development; educational spiritual social etc. The small class size is very nice. The children are kind to one another. The school is expanding into another building soon and we are excited about the new gym and library. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone.

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