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Academic Recognitions
  • 2015 A+ School of Excellence
  • 2014 A-Rated School from Arizona Department of Education (highest rating possible)
  • 2013 A-Rated School from Arizona Department of Education (highest rating possible)
  • 2012 A-Rated School from Arizona Department of Education (highest rating possible)
  • 2011 A-Rated School from Arizona Department of Education (highest rating possible)
  • 2010 Excelling School from Arizona Department of Education (highest rating possible)
  • 2009 Excelling School from Arizona Department of Education (highest rating possible)
  • 2008 Excelling School from Arizona Department of Education (highest rating possible)
  • 2007 Excelling School from Arizona Department of Education (highest rating possible)
  • "Confucius Classroom School":  Awarded from ASU's Confucius Institute and Hanban (Ministry of Education in China)
  • Rated #1 in 2013 for Highest Growth Scores in entire 85086 zip code for all public, charter, private school
 
Athletic Recognitions
  • Boys Basketball
    • DVUSD Division 1 Champions 2014
  • Boys Volleyball
    • DVUSD Division 1 Champions 2009
    • DVUSD Division 1 Champions 2011
  • Girls Volleyball
    • DVUSD Division 1 Champions 2008
 
Music Recognitions
  • Worldstrides Heritage Performance 2014
    2nd place finish and National Recognition:  7/8 grade choir

  • Solo & Ensemble Festival (2013-14)
    Excellent rating -Kaitlyn Hall and Caitlyn Regan
    Superior rating -Rachel Kurtenbach and Alexis Laduke
    Superior rating -TrioSuperior rating -Quartet
  • All-State Honor Festival of Performance (2013-14)
    Nominated and chosen:  Tag Herr, Grace Anderson, Chelsie Smith, Kaitlyn Hall, Avery Linder, Caitlyn Regan and Jade Tressa
  • AZ Choral Directors Jr. High State Festival (2013-14) 
    Excellent Rating:  7/8 grade choir
  • DVUSD Spring Band Festival (2013-14) 
    Excellent Rating:  Advanced Band

  • All-State Honor Band Festival (2013-14)
    Nominated and chosen:  Sara Smith, Kalia Kang, John Hilde

  • Solo & Ensemble Band Festival (2013-14)
    Superior rating, Jonathan Klein- Solo
  • DVUSD Honor Band Festival (2013-2014)
    9 students selected
  • Anthem Veterans Day Parade
    7 years of participation


Teacher Recognitions
  • DVEA Teacher of the Year 
    • 2014:  Kristina Arnold
    • 2013:  Lori Johnson
    • 2012:  Kathy Hughes, Mindi Wagner
    • 2011:  Anna Kramer, Caroline Kaupa
    • 2006:  Gayle Melvin 
  • DVEA Rookie of the Year
    • 2015:  Lauren Mackeda
  • Office Max Teacher of the Year (2008):  Amanda Larner
 
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