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Desert Ridge Middle School

Desert Ridge is known for having high academic success and a diverse student body. Desert Ridge's academic success has been recognized both in Albuquerque and statewide. DRMS has one of the highest reading and math scores in the state. DRMS received the school grade of “A” from the Public Education Department.

Contact Info

8400 Barstow NE Albuquerque, NM 87122

Phone: (505) 857-9282
Fax: (505) 857-0201
Established: 1997
Enrollment: 1045
Location Code: 430

Contact Us

Person Title Phone
Kathy Alexander Principal (505) 857-9282
Gloria Wells Secretary (505) 857-9282 ext. 33818
Leslie Saucedo Assistant Principal (505) 857-9282 ext. 33812
Jennifer Nagel Assistant Principal, Special Education (505) 857-9282 ext. 33802
Dena Wayne Clerk/Attendance (505) 857-9282 ext. 33800 or 33805
Amanda Schlindwein Counseling/Registrar (505) 857-9282 ext. 33806
Tahirih Garcia Special Education Head Teacher (505) 857-9282 ext. 33811
Cindy Hatcher Cafeteria Manager (505) 821-4655
Jenica Christopherson Nurse (505) 857-9282 ext. 33814
Document Actions
Spring Break, Spring Cleaning
In her weekly message to employees, Supt. Reedy wishes everyone a Happy Spring Break and encourages donations of gently used clothing to the Spring Cleaning Drive for the APS Community Clothing Bank.
We're Collecting Gently Used Clothes for Students in Need
Drop them off at City Centre from 7:30-2 p.m. Friday, April 6.
Teacher of the Month Terry Kominiak, Corrales ES
Pepsi and the APS Education Foundation recognize some of our outstanding teachers.
Aztec's Imagination Playground Encourages Creative Play
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico and KaBOOM! partnered with the APS Education Foundation to provide new playground equipment at the APS Aztec Special Education Complex.
Meet Selfless Senior Sasha Butcher
We continue to introduce the 2018 Selfless Seniors who will be recognized during the Gold Bar Gala on April 27.