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K-6
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Victorville, CA
Students enrolled: 965
Before care: Yes
After care: No

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13247 Amethyst Road
Victorville, CA 92395

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(760) 843-3577
(760) 843-1078
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August 17, 2014
Love this school, great teachers, office staff, and best of all my girls have a good time learning!! It's all about arts and musice plus zero tolerance on bullying,

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2014
This was a great school. I had 3 children that attended all 3 had issues that were not dealt with appropriately. One child had learning disabilities and the teacher didn't care to spend extra time with him or communicate with us on the needs and challenges he was having. My other child was being bullied and the faculty told us that he would be held in the office for his own safety instead of going to the problem children. The protectors also didn't care or intervene when these incidents occurred. The principal never even told us my son was being beat up, it was my other child who eventually told us what was happening. My oldest was being held in lower standards for reading because the teacher stated that she wasn't advanced enough even though she tested high in all exams. Since we moved our children to another school, my children are catching up and being assisted in their disabilities. New friends have been made without any bully issues. And my other child has accelerated in math, science, reading and honors because her teacher believes in her.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2014
My daughter went to this school for 7 years and I now have another daughter in here. It is a very good school but now my 7th grader goes to Excelsior and she loves it. The teachers and facilities there also keep in close contact with the parents. Next year she will be able to take some college courses. I highly recommend Discovery and Excelsior.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
The Principal Mr. Hill knows how to do his job, he is always involved in the school activities; at students pick up areas; he answers right away when he is needed and he acted the same day when I contacted him about a bully situation. One of my sons graduated from there and I have two more going to this school. I feel good knowing that my kids are learning in a safe environment. Love it!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
My daughter started Kindergarten here this year and already in just 5 weeks its amazing what she has learned all ready in this short amount of time. She is learning spanish, she can recite the pledge of alleigance, she is learning to read and sooo much more. I loves that they have the kinders go all day too. I love the safe and secure campus. The staff is very respectful and always looking out for you and your student! I have 2 other children and when its time they will also attend this school! I couldnt be more impressed by a school like I am with Discovery!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
I love, love, this school, my eldest just graduated and I have 2 more attending, they all started here from kinder. I rave about this school to everyone I know. I so wish the school went at least through middle school. It is hard trying to locate a school that I feel will meet or live up to Discovery...

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2012
This school is the best of the best if any one that wants to go to this school must go there because the teachers are great with the students at this school so any one that wants to go there you must.

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2012
Great School, Great Teachers!!! My daughter has learned to read in kindergarden! Best decision I ever made when I enrolled her in the school. I am truly excited to see her progress next year and thru the 6th grade. I know the foundation she is getting at Discovery School will help to be what ever she wants to be later in life.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2011
My daughter has been here at Discovery since 1st grade. If only I knew about this school early on, she should have been here since kindergarten. The principal and teachers are amazing. They are doing their best to make sure that kids get the best of education. Parents who want the best for their kids, this is the school, see it for yourself. I am sure my daughter will surely miss this school soon.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2011
I'm a student at Discovery And I'm in 6th grade I have gone from the middle classrooms to The Highest in only 1 year! The Teachers are fun and I made so many friends through out my three years here. I'm really gonna miss this school next year D: I would suggest that ANY Student that wants to go to Discovery Should. We have so many fun activities here I think they even had a rubiks cuke class in 4th grade. Ok well anyway I hope you guys come to Discovery. ^_^

- submitted by a community member
July 27, 2011
I graduated from this school in 2008 and i really loved it .I made many friends and every single student at DISCOVERY were every respectful to adults.The teachers were amazing they always made sure every student understood every lesson and even made it fun to learn. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
July 23, 2011
I graduated from this school, and I absolutely LOVED it. I was there since kindergarten. The teachers are really good at their job, and they're really funny, too. They always help anybody who is struggling. The principal is always talking to the students on the playground and he makes sure there is no fights. He is always encouraging students to do their best. All the students are really nice and funny too, so anybody who is new to the school shouldn't worry because everybody's so friendly. This school is very focused on academics, but it's still really fun! I made some great memories here,and I feel so lucky to have attended this school. I recommend this school to anybody!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 08, 2010
My family came from a rated 9 school in Monterey park, CA.. I got extremely lucky one day i was driving by and the sign said now accepting application, so i did not have to camp out. This school has exceeded any hopes i had. I have an autistic daughter in 2nd grade, and a son in kinder. My daughter has gone from a kinder level in every subject, to where she is suppose to be, in less than a year. I couldn't be more blessed to have these awesome teachers that understand my daughters disability and know exactly how to work with her, my son is already reading in kinder, i could not believe it at first, they push there students to excel in everything. I am so happy to have moved up here just because of how this school is changing the path of my children's educational path.

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February 09, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2010
I just want to say that Mr. Hill rocks and that he is awsome for standing there on the rain and keeping our children safe. The school is awsome and all I have are good comments about it!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2010
Discovery School of the Arts is a wonderful school, love the teachers love the staff....however Discovery REALLY needs to enforce the Volunteer Training Rules. Too many volunteers (namely the Parent Group) are violating the confidentially code with gossip and they are going to ruin it for the rest of us!

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2009
This school is so awesome! The principal is so nice, and the teachers are funny but they keep us on task. I wish this was a middle school and high school as well. I feel welcome there.

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
This school has great teachers. My daughter is very glad I transfer her from a different school. This school takes care of business which is teaching.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I must say this school is AWESOME! LoVe Mr. Hill ( you're doing a fab job), the teachers, and office staff! Our children our lucky to be a part of such a great school. Have to agree with the last parent...only downfall is we need to go thru 12th grade!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
My daughter is in 6th grade now and has been attending Discovery since 1st grade. We also have twins who just started Kindergarten this year. We absolutely LOVE this school! The principal, teachers, and staff are awesome! I love that my kids are challenged academically every day. Kudos to the entire staff at Discovery!!! I highly recommend this school to any parent who inspire and encourage their child(ren) to excell academically and socially. The only downfall of this school...I wish it went up to 12th grade! :) Great job Discovery and THANK YOU!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2009
I think this school is excellent!!! From administration to the teaching staff. They truly care for the well being of the children and most important education!!! My kids have learned so much from all the academics as well as the arts. I would truly recommend this school in a heart beat.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2009
My kid has going there for 3 years. I love the new principle Mr. Hill. He truely cares for the children and is open to any suggestions. I would recomend this school to any parent.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2009
Both my children have attended Discovery since Kindergarten. My son graduated from there last year and my daughter is still attending in the 5th grade. Both my children and I have had great experiences there and still many more to come. The teachers are great, the academics are taught profficiently. I would recommend this school to any parent.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
this school has taught me a lot of academic skills and provided me with a lot of resources i will definatly tell people about my school

- submitted by a student
May 18, 2009
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May 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2009
The teachers are awesome with the kids.They make learning fun and simple.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2009
So far, this is a wonderfull school!!! My son is only in kindergarten, but so far I love all the teachers i've met. The only downfall is that we had to camp out for 4 days to get our son enrolled into the school. However, all the other kids parents had to do that too so it seems like most of the parents seem to really care about their children's education.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2009
My daughter has attended Discovery since Kindergarten. She has had the best of teachers every year, and is now a 4th grader. I really appreciate the new principal. He is very proactive and attentive to issues immediately. I feel that he has handled this year so well, considering all of the different things that have happened. I highly recommend the teachers and staff. They care about what they do every day. And our children benefit from that care.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2009
Both my daughters attend Discovery and I am proud to say they are doing great! We came from a 'high standard' school district in West Covina and Discovery is by far a much better school. I am glad to have found this school! The greatness begins from the very top and works it's magic all the way to the very bottom.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2009
We are thankful our daughter is going to Discovery. We take education serious and we care about teachers and staff at discovery. Our daughter has come along way since leaving Liberty.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 14, 2008
i love the staff and its really educational.but then again it is a school.

- submitted by a student
October 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 20, 2008
My child goes to Discovery school its the best with the New Principle all the Safety measures that he has taken are Great! I had two girls that graduated from Discovery and although its always been a good schooI, I had always thought the traffic of adults coming and going on campus before and after school was way to much I Love the set Up Now its great!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
Both of my children attend Discovery. I have found the teachers to be attentive, caring, and responsive to both students and parents. The offices staff have been professional and friendly. I couldn't ask for a better school for my children

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2008
All three of my children have attended Discovery School of the Arts since it opened. Now they are all in Jr high and high school. I firmly believe the above grade level instruction they received while attending Discovery is the reason they have been so successful later in their school careers.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2008
I think the last parent was a little to harsh. The teachers are wonderful, and they really do care about the kids. The office staff are also very nice. Just imagine all they have to deal with, and every day, parents getting their kids to school late. What a shame. Now, if you want to point the finger at anyone, take a look at the parent support group. What a clique. If your are not their friend, forget about being in this group. The best thing any parent can do for their child is to help out in the classroom or help the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
This school does not offer the programs which parents come here to receive. The spanish program is kids learning to play mexican bingo, the piano lab teacher allegedly does not play piano, and the principal is not a force to be reckoned with. The office staff are rude, some of the noon supervisors behave worse than the kids and parents concerns are not met or dealt with in a timely or satisfactory manner. I do not recommend this school to anyone. I believe there is so much hype about the way the school once was that no one is looking at what it has become.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 15, 2008
The staff at Discovery is amazing! They are so courteous and caring. The teachers go far beyond what I expected them to.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2007
Discovery has been such a blessing. Thier program exceeds anything I could have asked for. My daughters kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Jones, is amazing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 21, 2007
This will be my daughter's third year at this school. The office staff overstep their bounds and are rude at times. But the teachers are good!

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2007
My daughter was originally going to attend Liberty Elementary for first grade. She was well above grade level and her first grade teacher at Liberty was unwilling to work with her and give her extra things to do. I decided to enrolled her in Discovery. Her teachers have been great. They regularly access the kids to make sure they are in the right class for what they are doing at the time. She has been givin challenging work and is still well above grade level. She will be entering second grade in September and I am happy to say that she is reading and writing at a third grade level. Discovery is a wonderful school.

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October 13, 2006
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April 10, 2006
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- submitted by a administrator
January 08, 2006
This is one of the best elementary schools I have come across. I am originally from New York City and was surprised at how high this school ranks. It has an API of 800 (the school is only a few years old). Students are constantly being assessed in areas of math and language arts. If a student demonstrates a weakness in an area that weakness is immediately addressed. There are very few discipline problems. Parent participation is high and there is a strong PTA. This is a parent choice school and parents sleep overnight in the parking lot to line up to get their children into this wonderful school. The principal Mel Crenshaw had done such a wonderful job at The Academy that when Victor Elementary built Discovery he was the first choice for principal. Currently students (including kindergarten) take piano and plans are in place to add more instrumental instruction.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
This school has great intentions, but falls very short because of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
I have twins that have been at discovery for 2 going on three years now. We love this school so much that we intend on not moving until they are finished with 6th grade. The teachers are committed to their students and love to teach. I know that if you are an involved parent in any way and keep in touch with your child's teachers it makes a big difference. Needless to say, we chose this school and it is the best in the city!

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2005
My daughter attened kindergarten at this school last year. She learned so much and is reading at a second grade level. Though the class size is very high I feel that the teacher did an excellent job with each child's needs. This is a great school in a district with not so many good ones. I look forward to my daughter returning next year and learning even more.

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July 02, 2005
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May 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
Because this is a 'by choice' school, If you have ANY problems what so ever they will just tell you to get used to it or leave their school since it is a by choice school. They do not care if your problem is the teacher is being mean to your child or singling your child out to make an 'example' of them to the other students . They just want good grades and will ask you to leave if they think 'this school just might not be for you.' It is a public school and they need to remember that.

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September 11, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2003
This is 'by choice' public school that focuses on art, lenguages and music. Designed to recognize and keep above average children challenged and interested in learning.

- submitted by a parent
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Discovery School Of The Arts
13247 Amethyst Road, Victorville, CA  92395
(760) 843-3577
Last modified Discovery School Of The Arts is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Discovery School Of The Arts Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top