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

June 2020


While the Spring Semester is officially over, teachers will be accepting semester assignments till the end of June.

June 2020

The 2019-2020 Yearbook will be published soon. Every attempt is being made to include photos of all students and all personnel. Yearbooks may be delivered to students in July, or the school may hold them until the begining of the Spring Semester.


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


Phainopepla: Black Bird

with a Mohawk

Fall Semester 2020

The tentative start date for the Fall Semester is August 31. It remains to be determined whether students will attend school or remain in a remote learning situation.


Old State Highway 127

P. O. Box 217

Shoshone, CA 92384  

​Tel: 760-852-4303 

​Fax: 760-852-4395    


Student Video: Red-

Tailed Hawk

Death Valley Unified School District

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