We love Desert Vista! It is a very large school and we were worried about that, but my freshman, daughter has had a fantastic year. There are a lot of opportunities for academics and extra-curricular activities. She has been involved in Speech and Debate (the best team in the state!) and Key Club. She says that it's so big that there aren't the clicks that you hear about in other schools. She has thrived here. We highly recommend this great school!
I am new to the area and so far everything I have seen at the school has been great.
As a parent of a Desert Vista student, I am happy with the academics at this school. Now, DV has the same student issues as most high schools today, however, they do a good job at not letting them interfere with the academics available to those students who choose to pursue them.
My son graduated from Desert Vista in 2001.His teachers could always get him interested in the curriculum and he loved going to school...if teachers and staff can get the students involved and interested in learning, I think that's half the battle. And in my opinion, Desert Vista isthe best that there is at the present time!
My daughter is a Sophomore at Desert Vista. I moved into the area when she was in fourth grade because I wanted her to attend this school. I am also an educator and believe in the mission statement and goals of DVHS. I support the administration and the teachers for helping my daughter when she needed help. I love this school and I am proud that my daughter attends it.
The administration of DV needs to quit using their underhanded tactics of recruiting student athletes. There is not much of a variety here. Unless you're an athlete or a scholar, you're not seen as much more than a number to the principal. However, most teachers are excellent.
It is my opinion that this school is a wonderful facility for education. my daughter has never quite fit in at school, and then she came to DV and immediately was able to make friends. the staff there help make everybody safe, welcome and are consistently make each day brighter than the one before. Desert Vista cares about it's students and does everything it can to help students out. I can think of no better [place to send my child, than Desert Vista.
That [They] are so worried about being a college prep high school that the special educ students and other students are left behind. I ask them to test my son the first day of school a year ago Aug and it took them until las Nov. They were out of compliance!I also have an older child who attends and he has had some wonderful teacher and then some who don't seen so interested in teaching.
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