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

August 3, 2020


Administrators return to the Shoshone campus for office work and school year preparation.

Please feel free to call for information and to register students.

August 27

Teachers and staff begin the school year at the Shoshone campus.


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


August 31

The first day of the Fall Semester is August 31. It remains to be determined on which days students will attend school and on which days students remain at home for distance learning.

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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