Welcome to Death Valley Schools

OUR MISSION: To provide a safe learning environment in which all students are given the opportunities they need to help them:

  • Reach their highest educational potential

  • Achieve academic proficiency and understand the importance of becoming a life-long learner.

  • Become productive citizens in the community and global environment.

Shoshone Elementary Bobcats

Tecopa-Francis Elementary Sidewinders

Death Valley Elementary Roadrunners

Death Valley Academy Scorpions

Upcoming Events

January 20


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February 14 and 17

President's Day Weekend

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WASC Accreditation for DVA

It's official! DVA has maintained full accreditation with Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for the next 6-year term. DVA will be required to submit a mid-term progress report, but no interim visits from a WASC Visiting Committee are required. 

Principal Craig Hill credits:

  • DVA's powerful faculty

  • DVA's stable and very caring staff

  • DVA's student body, who have created their own family-like school environment conducive to education

  • DVUSD's prudent and hard-working superintendent

  • DVUSD's  wise and caring School Board

DVUSD Multi-Media

The Story on NPR:

Death Valley Bus Stop

DVUSD on the Cover of

the Los Angeles Times 

Student Earth Day video:

Death Valley Visitors Center


March 9

"Spring Forward Day"

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Phainopepla: Black Bird

with a Mohawk

Student Video: Red-

Tailed Hawk


Old State Highway 127

P. O. Box 217

Shoshone, CA 92384  

​Tel: 760-852-4303 

​Fax: 760-852-4395    


Death Valley Unified School District

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