Welcome to Desert Valley!

  • Welcome to Desert Valley, the home of the Diamondbacks!


    What an honor and privilege it is to serve the students, staff, and families of this community. Desert Valley has a reputation of excellence, and we will continue to strive to be the best. My commitment to Desert Valley is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners and caring contributors to the world around them. We know that to be successful in this endeavor, a nurturing environment that meets the unique needs of each student, academically, socially, and emotionally is imperative. We ring in the new school year with great enthusiasm and anticipation of the opportunities that await us!


    From the day Desert Valley opened its doors in 1986, our school has been the heart of the community. In fact, many former students bring their children from all over to attend the same school they attended years ago, and former parents recommend their grandchildren do the same. Building partnerships with parents and community members is a goal which supports the entire school and community year after year. We truly believe, to best support our students, we must be on the same team.


    This year will be unique. We know that many of you have already had to face adversities, and the uncertainties surrounding the return to school may weighing on you. On this point, Albert Einstein’s words resonate with me. He said that, “in the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity”. In the process of weathering these storms together, we will become stronger than ever, and opportunities for excellence will abound. Thank you for your patience and support as we work through the safest way to bring our students back to our campus.


    It is an absolute joy to be a part of the DBack family. Our sense of our pride and dedication to our students and this community is unparalleled, and we know you feel the same.


    I look forward to partnering with you on behalf of our future leaders! Happy New Year!


    All the best, 

     Tonja Neve - Signature

    Tonja Neve


    Desert Valley Elementary School


    We are...

    D - Determined to excel

    B - Building success

    A+ - Attitude

    C - Collaborative

    K - Kind

    S - Spirited

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  • Mrs. Tonja Neve