This is the worst school due to the administration!! My son is not being supported AT ALL!! As a parent, I thought speaking up to the administration would help provide guidance, support, and answers; however, I was wrong in this belief. The teachers, staff, and assistant principal are not able to be questioned, even when engaging in unethical behavior whether by parents or students. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!!! Do yourself a favor and don't send your kids here!! There are some great teachers here, but unfortunately, the administration's failure and unwillingness to partner with parents is destroying any foundation this school could help provide for growing adolescents into adulthood.
With a practically incompetent administration, and usually below par staff (excluding the language arts and math departments), this is not a place I would recommend anyone send their child to. There are very few redeeming qualities that can brighten the true arrogance shown by people who are supposed to be regarded as adults.
I have three Graduates from Deer Valley High School and One Junior. It seems that every time I go into the school and am addressed by the Receptionist I feel as if I have been sent back to 9th grade. There is NO service skills they speak to an adult like they are a child. I am absolutely discussed every time I leave that building. I can be picking up early or signing in it never changes always leave there feeling degraded.
Deer Valley high school is a wonderful school with great teachers and a diversity of students. The school is extremely family oriented as many of the current teachers went to Deer Valley themselves. AP and duel credit programs are offered as a head start to achieving college credits and a variety of clubs and artistic classes are offered. I'm a sophomore this year.
I have spent a total of two years so far at this school, and I don't regret it one bit. Teachers give so much of their spare time to make sure their students are understanding the lessons and nearly all of them help with a sport or sponsor a club. Fellow students treat each other nicely, and there are never any fights. In comparison to the other schools in the district, this school has no drug problems. Except all of my peers are slackers, so the only way to get a class that is guaranteed to be focused for learning is an honors class. Nothing against the teachers, though. I can't wait to come back as a junior next year.