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The goal of Desert Christian Middle School is to provide a caring, student-oriented, Christ-centered setting for enthusiastic and cooperative young people in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades with the goal of meeting our students' intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual needs.



Let's Go Learn Diagnostic: Learning diagnostic used to identify gaps in math and reading, which is taken upon enrollment.

Advanced students: ACCESS (Achievement Centered Challenge Events for Successful Students) Honors trips for kids with a 3.5 GPA with no C's

Honors English and Math Classes including a High School Level Algebra Class

Struggling students:

  • IEP support
  • Free daily after-school tutoring
  • Daily academic intervention at lunch
  • Lower English and math classes
  • Google Classroom and Chromebook usage in all classrooms
  • Two science labs
  • IXL Math Support, Accelerated Reader, and SAVASS Science


Emotional Needs

DCMS has a school student advocate who meets with students who are in need of emotional support.


Physical Needs

Structured physical education classes five days per week

After School Athletics:

  • Fall Sports: cheer, cross country, & volleyball
  • Winter Sports: cheer, basketball, & soccer
  • Spring Sports: track


Social Needs

After School Socials:

  • Fall Festival
  • Christmas Festival
  • grade-level socials

After School Clubs:

  • Spanish
  • Baking
  • Art
  • Speech and Drama
  • Yearbook
  • Music
  • Christian Service
  • and more!

Class and grade-level field trips, including:

  • Sixth Grade: Great Wolf Lodge
  • Seventh Grade: San Diego Safari Park
  • Eighth Grade: Catalina


Spiritual Needs

  • Weekly chapels including student-led chapel
  • Service projects which give students an opportunity to serve in our community


Middle School Athletics

DCMS competes in the Tri District Sports League in boys and girls cross country, boys and girls volleyball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, and boys and girls track. 6th and 7th graders compete on one team and the 8th graders compete on another.

Click here for more information about Middle School athletics.


For more information, please contact Lisa Costello at 


Lisa Costello

Middle School Principal