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Desert Ridge Middle School

Desert Ridge is a middle school serving grades 6-8 in learning zone 4.

Desert Ridge is a top-rated neighborhood school, serving the Northeast Heights since 1997. We offer a rigorous curriculum for grades 6-8 and a variety of electives programs, including an award-winning fine arts department. We also serve one of the largest special education populations in the city, with Gifted, Social Communication Support Services, Intensive Global Support, and Cross-Categorical programs. We boast an active and generous parent community, great sports programs, and a variety of after-school clubs.

School Profile

  • Principal: Leslie Saucedo
  • Phone: (505) 857-9282
  • Fax: (505) 857-0201
  • Physical Address:
    8400 Barstow NE Albuquerque, NM 87122

School Details

  • Type: Middle (6-8)
  • Calendar: Traditional
  • Established: 1997
  • Enrollment (2018-19): 1014
  • Location Code: 430

and Learning

Learning Zone 4
Assoc. Superintendent
Troy Hughes

Contact Us

Staff listed by employee, with email address and phone number.
Employee Contact Information
Leslie Saucedo
Liz Olsen
Attendance Clerk
Dena Wayne
Savannah Nelson
Katelyn Burd
Special Education Head Teacher
Kristin Grenemyer
Cyndi Brault
Health Assistant
Sherry Reinacher
Cafeteria Manager
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