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
While the Spring Semester is officially over, teachers will be accepting semester assignments till the end of June.
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
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
Student Video: Red-