School Details

Desert Voices Oral Learning

3426 East Shea Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 224-0598
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-3 26 students 1 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

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About this school

Desert Voices Oral Learning is a private elementary school in Phoenix. The principal of Desert Voices Oral Learning is Linda Malmberg and can be contacted at lmalmberg@desert-voices.org. 26 students go to Desert Voices Oral Learning and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Desert Voices Oral Learning is 1:1. Pvonline is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% %
Black, non-Hispanic 7% %
Hispanic 23% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    For any parent that has a child that is hearing impaired there is no better option than Desert Voices. The setting provides excellent professional friendly and one-on-one assistance that caters to children with a hearing loss. Class sizes are extremely small by design every teacher staff aid and therapist has the best interest of every child in mind. The school is truly a family.

  • (2 years ago)

    It's a great school. I love it because my son is doing So well and so most of the kids in the school. The staff is very professional and nice. They work as a team and that's why the results are great on the kids overall. The speech therapists are wonderful and they are all the time there to help. I recommend this school to every kid with hearing problem and wish that the community could help too.

  • (2 years ago)

    When our daughter was born with a permanent hearing loss we were so emotionally overwhelmed with the situation that is was it was difficult to understand how to move forward. Desert Voices has played a CRITICAL role in educating me and my husband on how best to parent a child with a hearing loss as well as give our daughter the tools and resources she needs to succeed in her world. After 18 months with Desert Voices we are certain that our daughter falls right in step with her hearing peers. The specialized instruction that she receives is un-paralleled and the experience we get at every speech therapy session is always positive. We are so thankful to be a part of this family. In my opinion every child with a hearing loss (even a mild one) will benefit greatly from this organization. I cannot say enough wonderful things about them.

  • (2 years ago)

    They are doing a fantastic job for the students they have. Our son has benefited hugely from their unique (in the area) program. There is no way his communication skills would be where they are now without Desert Voices. If you have a child with a significant hearing loss and you are interested in giving them an Oral education then the decision to bring them here should be a "No brainer".

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a former teacher of Desert Voices. Although Desert Voices is very important for the children and families it serves it is a school with serious problems. Desert Voices continues to drive away excellent staff members due to poor management and administration. Additionally they have fired more than one teacher simply because she was pregnant (generally not telling her until weeks before her due date). If you are considering this school for your child ask how many years the teachers you meet have been teaching at this school. For a school that has been in Phoenix over 10 years you will find that these numbers are much shorter than they should be. This type of turn over shows basic internal and political issues. I'm sorry to be so critical of a school which has helped so many children but I believe they have lost their focus on those children.

  • (4 years ago)

    As in all things and in the fullness of time a gift of hearing was given to one who was born profoundly deaf; such a shock to find your little one cannot hear you. Then from afar a voice of hope begins it is a small voice that reaches out in hope for your child. This voice was Desert Voices and from this humble beginning a small child my grandchild - Ashley Kempton was soon to hear the sounds of the world and become an honor student. To say thank you would be far too little thus this note of understanding In the wilderness of total quiet the sun rises and with it a songbird s echo resounds within the now hearing mind ..

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a college student with bilateral cochlear implants studying to be an auditory verbal therapist. I have observed in different oral schools. This is truly an excellent school with staff who truly are passionate in their careers and do love what they're doing. Checking out this school will completely worth your time.

  • (6 years ago)

    If your child wears hearing aides or has cochlear implants - there is no better choice. This school will help your child mainstream into thier grade level with thier peers.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school. With their small class sizes they were able to improve my childs speech dramatically. She has increased her inteligability and abilty to understand sounds.

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