This is a great school. The education is good and so are the extracurricular activities. It has a good cultural and economical diversity.
Although Ap, Honors and Duel Enrollement calsses are offered, the quality of education is still quite poor. The knowledge presented does not challenge the students and its often a complete waste of an hour. Programs implemented, such as SET (a 40 minute period every tuesday) could be a good idea, but the time is often wasted. Better ideas for using the time is needed. Also, the administration is quite irregular with its decisions on situations that occur. There are a variety of sports programs for the students, such as track, volleyball, and baseball. There are quite a few clubs, but the turn out every year is poor.Lastly, the parents and students seem to not care about the school, so no good ideas or changes ever occur.
Both of my children have received excellent educations at Deer Valley. They are well prepared for college. They were also involved in the Arts and were blessed with being part of the Theatre Department.
The primary concern I have with the school is the failure to address internal violence. These issues are ignored in the hopes they will just go away. Unfortunately, this can create an environment where children don't feel safe to concentrate on their academics. On the other side, if a student has a special ability in an area, the teachers seem to really know how to bring out the best in the student.
I am a former student and must say that this was a great high school to attend. Although it is big the teachers and staff deal with each student on an individual basis.
This school had excellent teachers with wonderful abilities to get and hold the students' attention. Lots of variety for extracurricular activities and elective classes.
My son has attended this school since he was a freshman and will be graduating in the spring. I am so pleased with the education he received. The teachers are great and the the office staff is so friendly.
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