Deer Valley Unified I.S.D. covers 367 miles and serves the cities of Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Anthem, New River, Cave Creek, and unincorporated areas of Maricopa County. They have thirty-eight schools that include: 14 kindergarten through eighth-grade schools, 15 kindergarten through sixth-grade schools, 3 seventh through eighth-grade schools (middle school), five nine-twelfth grade schools (high school), one alternative campus, and one Deer Valley online learning program. They also have seventeen developmental preschool sites, twelve Pre-K (age 4) sites, and seven preschool (age 3) sites. This school district also has some very successful statistics.

The student to teacher ratio is 19:1, the graduation rate is 92%, and the attendance rate is 95%. They have also received $16,809,000 in federal and state government funds and their maintenance and operating budget is $181, 722,548. Seniors get $49,000,000 in scholarships, they have 230 business partners, and their 244 buses drive 2,200,000 every year. The yearly volunteer hours are 127,221 (with an estimated value of $2,868,833) with more than 6,490 volunteers. There are 26 advanced placement courses that have 1,796 students enrolled in them. Deer Valley I.S.D. has over 100 eSchool courses and 16 national board certified teachers.

The school district has a lot of sports teams and a mascot. Their mascot is the falcon. Fall sports include Varsity football, Junior Varsity football, Girls Volleyball, Frosh Football, JV/V Badminton, Boy’s and Girl’s Golf, Varsity Cross Country, and Swim/Dive. The spring sports include track and field, men’s and ladies’ tennis, varsity and JV freshman baseball, softball, and men’s volleyball.

This school district’s motto is “Extraordinary” and their colors are burgundy and white. The parents and staff can help their school and community by making tax-deductible donations to the school and earning cashback for their children’s school when they shop.

Deer Valley I.S.D. has a lot of programs to offer their students. They have an online learning program, Head Start Special Education, English Language Learners, a summer art program, and a Spanish program. Other programs that this school district has are Air Force JROTC, a summer music program, a before and school program that provides their students a safe place to go before and after school, early childhood support services, and career and technical educational programs. They also have an American history summer camp, an engineering program, a summer weightlifting program, summer reading programs, a science program, and community education classes. Students can also learn Mandarin, have a summer camp counselor job, and attend summer camp as well.

With all that goes on at Deer Valley United I.S.D. from many sports, community involvement, and a great variety of programs, it is obvious that this school district is truly united.

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