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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

Address:
8400 Barstow NE Albuquerque, NM 87122
Map

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
News
Teacher of the Month Jim Doorn, La Cueva High School
Pepsi and the APS Education Foundation recognize some of our outstanding teachers.
Dreams
In her weekly message to employees, Supt. Reedy talks about the dream wall at Kennedy MS and how it applies to all APS students.
Metro Youth Art Exhibit Moves to New Location
The annual show featuring the artwork of APS high school and middle school students outgrew its former location and will open Friday, March 3, at Sid Cutter Pilot's Pavilion at Balloon Fiesta Park.
Lew Wallace Converts Gym into Grocery Store
The downtown elementary school is partnering with Storehouse NM to provide food including fresh fruits and vegetables for more than 200 APS families on a monthly basis.
Foundation Looking for Student Board Members
Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply now to serve in 2017-18.