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There is no better school in Yuma. We would say in all of Arizona it would be hard to find another DVA. The school staff emphasizes character and the administration follows through on expectations.
September 28, 2016

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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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I can not say enough positive things about the teachers. Our son has been at Desert View for 2 years. In that time. He has learned a lot and he has been held to high standards. We thank the teachers and leaders for making a difference in his life. He is a different young person and DVA is to thank.

Effective school leaders: Neutral


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Three school leaders. Principal, assistant principal and Anita. Two of them were pretty open and fair. One not so much. I always knew where I stood with Anita and KB. The head of school played favorites and was dishonest.Nothing more to write.


Develops character: Strongly agree


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Character is reinforced all the time. I can not tell you how many times I heard KB referring to the 3 bees and the different traits. She did a good job being fair and consistant. Every one knew where they stood with her. She did not have favorites. I appreciated how transparant she was with every one and because of her I stayed as long as I did. Other administration at the school approached things different and should not be trusted.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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Teachers at DVA are great. They work very hard and they do what ever it takes to make sure students grow. I am proud that I was once a part of the teaching staff and I can not say enough good things about them.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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I believe the teachers at DVA work very hard. In fact I am sure they do more than any other teachers in the area.




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I have apreciated the students, parents, KB and everyone else. Principle is another story.

Effective school leaders: Neutral


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This is a subjectivt topic. Principal has favorites and is not as honest as she should be.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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Today my son earned some scholastic awards. He was thrilled and it was a very positive experience for him. In fact since he started DVA he has done so much better than when he was in our district school. He is supported by his teachers and the principles. He told us that both of them were at the award ceremony. He was sure they were there for him. I dont know if that is true or not but just the fact he thinks that shows us that he believes they care about him. Thank you for making my son feel so special. He has thrived at your school. It is trueley a diamond in the rough. My son is a new person and it is because of DVA.


Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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My boyfriend and I cannot tell people how happy we are that the teachers and administraters at DVA are going to help my son. He has been in four different schools over the past couple of years. They have all been horrible. Noone would work with us. Today we had a meeting with the assistant principle Miss KB a teacher Miss Trudgton and our sons teacher Mrs Jollie. We were thrilled that they want to help us. We really believe them when they say they will do what is best for him. The assistant principle was shocked at how we had been treated in the past and she kepped saying that they are in the business of helping kids. She didn't say students she said kids. Her words told us she loves them. She also said something about kids being there business. We thought that was really cool and not normal. Both me and my boyfriend belief that the school wants the best for my son. The meeting was great and we left feeling HOPE. We have not had that in many years. A change of schools can do great things it is just to bad we wated to long to move to DVA. DVA is a great school. I am so happy my son is a student there. I recomend it to everyone. Best school EVER. No doubt in our minds.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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I am at DVA a lot because my children attend the school and I am involved in their education. One thing I have noticed is that the leadership style of the principals is very polar. One smiles and addresses very little. She is lovely principal of school and beloved by all, The assistant principal is the one that walks right into storms and deals with problems. She has the respect of many but I have a feeling its a silent respect. I am sure she doesn't know her impact. Before DVA I often wondered which approach I would prefer and I believe it is the latter. KB always calls things like she sees them and she is not afraid to ask questions. I respect that. She also has a core group of teachers that seem to believe in her and follow her direct approach. My friends and i all appreciate that and it is because of the staffs honesty that I refer the school. Yes my children have grown but there is something special at DVA because of the leadership. It is well worth looking into if you are considering switching schools or if you are PCSing to Yuma.

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