• #Extraordinary!

    Just when one thinks they know most everything there is about Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD), more great achievements become known. It is almost impossible to track all of the accomplishments students and staff achieve every year. For a peek at all of the latest amazing achievements, go to www.dvusd.org/Extra for some “extraordinary” highlights. Year after year, DVUSD students and staff win hundreds of awards and are recorded on the district website to honor the hard work, dedication, teamwork, and excellence. When parents ask why they should choose DVUSD? The best response is, “Your child can get there, from here.” If the military, a technical education, the most difficult university, or the hardest/best job you can find is the goal, with DVUSD’s preparation, your child will be equipped to succeed.

    Here are just some of the outstanding achievements by our students and staff for 2019-2020. We can only imagine all of the regional, state, and national awards we would have won prior to Covid-19 derailing the school year. Here is a sample of some of the awards for this past school year:

    -- 11 Students in the top 1% of ACT High Scores of all test takers in the United States

    -- 31 medals received by DVUSD students in the Arizona Academic Decathlon State Competition

    -- DVUSD has 688 students with perfect AzMERIT assessments and 53 students who scored perfect on BOTH the English Language Arts and Math assessments

    -- $63,257,955 in total scholarships offered to DVUSD seniors

    -- 6 National Merit Commended Scholars

    -- State Boys Swim Champion, State Boys Wresting Champion, State Girls Wrestling Champion

    -- Deer Valley HS captured Varsity Show Cheer State Championship and Varsity Co-Ed Show Cheer National Intermediate Title

    -- Gavilan Peak captured Jr. High Small Show Cheer State Championship

    -- Arizona English Language Learner Teacher of the Year, Eileen Nguyen, Esperanza

    -- Arizona DECA Administrator of the Year - Jayme Fitzpatrick

    -- Arizona State 6A ABODA Marching Championship – Mountain Ridge HS

    -- Arizona Special Education Driver of the Year – Sherry Curley Scrum

    -- Arizona CTE Program of the Year – Barry Goldwater High School Culinary

    -- Arizona Best-in-State Employers, Top 50 Business over 500 employees, Forbes Magazine

    -- Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (AFJROTC) at Deer Valley HS Distinguished Unit Award

    -- AFJROTC at Sandra Day O’Connor HS Distinguished Unit with Merit Award and the Silver Star Community Service with Excellence Award

    DVUSD continues to rank as one of the best school districts in the State, year after year. The Deer Valley family takes great pride in being an outstanding school district dedicated to our local communities. Our private and charter school friends come and go with profit margins, but DVUSD will always be here for you today and into the future. Excellence at the highest achievement and academic levels is found at Deer Valley Unified School District, the home of #Extraordinary!