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DVUSD District Office
20402 N. 15th Ave (map)
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
Summer Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Message from Dr. James R. Veitenheimer, Superintendent 

Dr. James Veitenheimer As we come to the end of the 2015-2016 school year, it's easy to see that DVUSD has had another year that lived up to our motto: extraordinary. This is a feat that can only happen when students, teachers, staff, parents, and community members work together on behalf of our students. I am so thankful to everyone who believes in our mission to provide extraordinary educational opportunities to every learner. So, it seemed appropriate to take some time to write thank you notes, and that’s exactly what I did for my end of the year message (thank you, Jimmy Fallon for providing the inspiration!) Every note is sincere and from the heart. I couldn’t be more thankful or more proud of the people of our District. Thank you and have a safe and relaxing summer.

Dr. V’s End of the Year Thank you Notes:

Thank you… Deer Valley Students… for working hard in your classes… doing better than most on the AzMERIT test… and continuing to put Deer Valley on the Map… You’ve been named Flinn and National Merit Scholars… captured state championships in swimming, wrestling, and Spirtline, Model U.N., DECA, Culinary Arts, Interior Design, Engineering… excelling at pretty much anything you do! Well done!

Thank you… Teachers… for your dedication and unwavering commitment to ensuring our students receive the best education… we know you put children first because we can see it every day in your classrooms… in your passion for teaching… and how your students are engaged and excited to learn. Exceptional!

 Thank you… to our 38 Deer Valley schools and all of our wonderful staff members… to Sonoran Foothills who opened its doors for the first time this year… Canyon Springs, Gavilan Peak, Legend Springs, and Stetson Hills who were just recognized as 2016 A+ Schools of Excellence… Sierra Verde where the principal was named Arizona’s most Distinguished Elementary Principal… and, all five High Schools, Barry Goldwater, Boulder Creek, Deer Valley, Mountain Ridge and Sandra Day O’Connor who helped DVUSD to be ranked on the sixth-annual AP District Honor Roll. Unbelievable!

Thank you… DVUSD Support Staff… who greet hundreds of parents and students in the front offices, who drive more than 2 million miles on buses each year… who make 3 and half million meals to keep students nourished… and so many others, doing so many things for our kids… You support our students in ways most will never know, but we all appreciate. It takes everyone in DVUSD to successfully educate our students!

Thank you… Business & Community Partners… from our volunteers to local businesses, to our Parents… our PTAs and PTOs and our Interfaith Partners who have done so many things… including helping paint and spruce up campuses at Arrowhead, Highland Lakes, and Paseo Hills schools…to Everyone who gets involved to help our schools and students achieve… it truly takes community support to have extraordinary schools.

There you have it!  I’m out of Thank You Notes… if I had more, I could be here all day writing Thank You Notes to the thousands of people who give so much to our District each and every day. We are special, because of each one of you! I appreciate everything you do for Deer Valley.

We’ll back for the first day of School on Wednesday, August 10th… We’ll see you then!

Dr. James R. Veitenheimer


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DV University

Deer Valley University is a series of workshops for parents, community members, and staff in the Deer Valley Unified School District.  Deer Valley University is intended to provide participants with a basic understanding of how the Deer Valley Unified School District works.  This year, the DVUSD Governing Board has prioritized 3 aspects of our district as areas of focus for Deer Valley University: Governance, Finance, and Curriculum and Standards. Co-facilitated by Governing Board members and District Administrators, each session will explore the important aspects of the session topic, engage participants in questions and answers, and provide attendees with an opportunity to meet and discuss important topics in a public forum. You won’t want to miss it!

You have two options for attending. Participants may elect to register for and attend all three sessions or may register for specific sessions that are of interest. Either way, we invite you to come and learn about your school district. This class will meet for three consecutive Thursdays in the Governing Board Room at the District Office from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

How do I register?  You may register by one of the following methods:  complete the online registration form linked below.

Attn: Kim Redding.  You may also call 623-445-5002 or email Kim.

Register early to reserve your space!

Register online.

DVUSD CTE Program Application

CTE Logo It's time to apply to DVUSD Signature CTE programs: Architectural Drafting, Bioscience, Culinary Arts, Engineering,  Future Teachers' Academy, Hospitality Management, Interior Architectural Design, Law Enforcement, Nursing (*CNA Certification Course), Sports Medicine and CTE Internship.


Online Application

Extraordinary Achievements - Fall Edition

We have accomplished so many things already this school year! 
Take a look at our honors, recognitions, and awards from the first three months of the school year.

extraordinary Achievements

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