Values & Missions

Supporting and improving a school district is not an easy task. It takes dedication, hard work, and clear values. Decisions will impact more than 32,000 students, so let's make sure we're benefiting the entire community.

Education for All
Real World Education
Parental Involvement
Special Needs Programs

Education for all

Education is a building block of both an individual and society. As such, equal access and opportunity for all students is not only critical, but it is a constitutional right.

Real World Education

Craig believes that our public education system should be preparing our children for the real world. No longer are the fundamentals simply ABCs and 123s. Education improves with each generation, and societal progress is dependent on it.

Parental Involvement

Parental involvement in school is key to success. Helping with homework, volunteering on campus, joining a PTO/PTSO/PTSA, reviewing and recommending curriculum, or other engagement in our children's education - parental involvement makes a positive impact on our kids.

Special Needs Programs

All students have the right to equal educational opportunities. Deer Valley Unified School District has the opportunity, and moral obligation, to become a leading provider of programs for special needs students in the state of Arizona.

Teacher, Campus, and District Communication

Parents deserve a high level of communication from teachers, school campus admins, and the school district itself. By standardizing these procedures and offering new channels of communication, we can honor our students and parents to help increase engagement.

Teacher and Employee Pay

Staffing in education is a major concern around the nation. We need to make sure that DVUSD is utilizing what little funding we do have to hire and retain qualified educators.

DVUSD Overview

A few of the things that make DVUSD great, and why we need to fight to keep it that way.

32,000+ Students


The district is comprised of over 32,000 students from 635 square miles in northern Phoenix.

3,800+ Staff Members


There are nearly 4,000 employees made up of teachers, administrators, and support staff.

41 Schools and growing


DVUSD has 15 K-8 schools, 16 K-6 schools, 3 middle schools, 5 high schools, 1 online academy, and 1 alternative campus.

94.5% Graduation Rate

Student Success

Over 94% of DVUSD students graduate, compared to the state average of 78.19%.


Maintenance and Operating Budget

For the '21-'22 school year, DVUSD will spend over $237M on maintenance and operations.

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