« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Hoover, AL
Students enrolled: 776

Contact this school

4990 Ross Bridge Parkway
Hoover, AL 35226

School website
(205) 439-3300
(205) 439-3301
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Deer Valley Elementary School address.

November 15, 2013
I love this school! I'm so happy I made the decision to send my sons to Deer Valley. The principal is very attentive and is always present around the school. The teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2013
We are so glad our son has had the opportunity to attend such an excellent school. I only wish I would have gotten to experience all the wonderful things that DVES offers their students. The teachers request volunteers for help each year. There are so many programs for parents to assist. This is our last year and it will be sad to leave.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2013
We are grandparents whose grandchildren have attended Deer Valley Elementary. We are sad to say this is the last year, since our granddaughter will be leaving at the end of the school year. We cannot imagine anyone feeling Deer Valley is a sterile, "nonwelcoming school." We have found the exact opposite....all staff.....office, administrators and teachers....have welcomed us with smiles, always friendly. We have always felt welcome, in the school and in individual classrooms. We found the teachers enthusiastic educators, the halls filled with students interesting classroom projects, the walls displaying beatuiful art projects and learning going on everywhere. Spending time at Deer Valley has been a joy. Thanks to all who have provided us and our grandchildren with such a positive experience.

- submitted by a community member

August 13, 2012
I think Deer Valley is an excellent school. Students are learning and teachers are teaching. Teachers and administrators always go the extra mile for students. The parent support is outstanding. Once you have this kind of merger you can't help but have a successful school and that's what Deer Valley Elementary School is... successful!.

- submitted by a community member

July 21, 2011
I loved this school and was so sad to leave! I just wanted to do Deer Valley Dribblers 1 more year!

- submitted by a community member

July 18, 2011
We love Deer Valley - We have two children there. Every experience has been positive - the teachers and staff really care about the children and are very friendly. When we see them outside the school - they are friendly and talk openly. Teachers are terrific - they have great out of the box ideas that encourage learning. Mrs Weems is really terrific. Also Dr. Richardson is a jewel and we are blessed to have him. Mr. Mitchell was fantastic and I am excited that he will be at Brocks Gap when the kids get there. I really enjoy the classroom use of technology. We think Deer Valley is a great place to be.

- submitted by a parent

December 05, 2010
I love DVES!! Yes, there are lots of students but it still has a small school feel except on program night. Dr. Richardson and Mr. Mitchell are some of the best in my opinion. While they are very different from each other it strikes a good balance for our school. There are times I wish things were a little more structured and a few more rules in general (I am a little "old" school) but, I wouldn't trade it for the love that my daughter feels there and the security that she has being there. We have had 4 fantastic teachers and the level of education she has received has been great! Once again, we LOVE DVES!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 25, 2010
I think that the school is too big. I feel that the environment is very sterile and unfriendly. Parents are not welcome in the classroom unless they have an appointment. I feel that the office could be a little more friendly and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 18, 2009
Great school! FABULOUS teachers and principals!

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2008
Deer Valley is an excellent school. Dr. Richardson and Mr. Mitchell are really an asset to the school. Teacher's involvement with the student is awesome! we are very proud to be a part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 27, 2008
Deer Valley is a wonderful school. Dr. Richardson and Mr. Mitchell encourage each teacher and really love students. The faculty strives to help every student meet their highest potential. It's a wonderful place to work!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
October 02, 2007
We moved from So. Florida which suffers from overcrowded classrooms and the teacher student ratio at Deer Valley is so low that my son's grades have completely turned around! Not only is he doing well but he is happy and loves their lunches- no more brown bagging it!

- submitted by a parent

June 26, 2007
Excellent school, excellent staff and faculty. Dr. Richardson is an outstanding principal. I have 2 children that are students and both love attending school at Deer Valley.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2006
Our family feels that DVES is an excellent school. Our children (grades K and 1) are thriving in the environment, both academically and socially. The quality of academic and extracurricular programs is wonderful. Parents are truly involved in the school; just look at the parking lot when family events are held.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2006
Deer Valley has the most welcoming atmosphere I think any school can have. The principal, Dr. Richardson is extremely approachable and will go out of his way for any parent. The faculty and employees know every child by name and also will try to do anything for them. The parent involvement is high and welcomed by the teachers. The facility is always clean and decorated with the talents of the children for everyone to enjoy. My children thrive in Deer Valley's environment and I wouldn't have it any other way!

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2006
Deer Valley School, unlike most schools I have seen in California and Alabama, brings a whiff of fresh air. Bright, cheerful and colorful unlike another local school I reviewed earlier, with big classrooms, labs and even the play areas, stands apart from most schools in this area (and other schools I have seen in CA!). What I love about this school is the amount of parental involvement, and the PTO activities that are surprisingly high for a supposedly blue collar neighborhood. I cannot vouch for the grading standards wrt other kids, but my son *thrived* in this environment. His first grade and second grade teachers were excellent. Not only has he been a reading freak now, he does Math way beyond his current third grade standard. I miss Deer Valley school.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2004
Extraordinary facilities, faculty, and education. Atmosphere is warm and inviting.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Find out what parents are saying about Deer Valley Elementary School


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: December 16, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Deer Valley Elementary School
4990 Ross Bridge Parkway, Hoover, AL  35226
(205) 439-3300
Last modified Deer Valley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Deer Valley Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top