My middle son, now in 2nd gr., was tested in Hoover's system at 4 yrs, for ADD/ADHD.He tested pos+. for ADHD, which was in line w/our MD & psychiatrist's tests.However, he was considered a "functioning/learner ADHD child."Thus meaning, although constantly moved, he was retaining knowledge & ready for K. The system fw'd their findings, recommendations & scores to DVES. This cohesiveness re his needs allowed DVES to determine the best placement. DVES's admin., counselors, teachers & school RN kept us informed WEEKLY!They placed him in small counseling "fun" sessions to learn about controlling behavior, sharing, rules, etc. The admin. is exceptionally educated, attending non-required courses often, to thoroughly educate their staff w/ADD/ADHAD & other behavior issues.Thanks to Principal, Dr. Richardson, Asst..Prin. ,Amy Weems, the guidance staff, & RN, DVES is far superior by going over & beyond on behalf of the child! Their professionalism in handling issues w/parents, watching for patterns evolving within a child, & not letting one slip through the cracks! I couldn't be more pleased with the philosophies & the loving willingness to help our son & others blossom to be their best!
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!
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.
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.
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!.
I loved this school and was so sad to leave! I just wanted to do Deer Valley Dribblers 1 more year!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Extraordinary facilities, faculty, and education. Atmosphere is warm and inviting.
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