School Information

  • Welcome 


    Desert Vista Elementary School (DVES) is located in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains. This high energy campus is home to the "Mustangs" and is the site of many activities sponsored by a committed school community. 


    Learning Environment

    In order to create the best possible learning environment, we are committed to the following expectations:


    *Students will attend school every day and arrive on time.


    *Students will complete homework daily and parents will provide a suitable environment with monitoring to ensure completion.


    *Students will meet their quarterly reading goals.


    *Teachers will provide quality lessons that are rigorous and relevant.


    *Teachers will provide interventions and enrichment for students on a daily basis.


    *Teachers will communicate with parents often.


    *Our office staff will provide excellent customer service.


    *Our custodian staff will provide a clean and safe school environment.



    "College Readiness for All"


    *21st Century Classrooms


    *Project Based Learning


    *1-to-1 Technology Opportunities


    *Individualized Instruction








    Partnerships Build Student Success

    It is essential to the success of any child, parent, teacher, and staff member that we all work together. The strength of our relationships, combined with the actions we take, determine the results we achieve in all areas of our educational experiences.



    Special Features


    *Schoolwide Technology tools: SMART Boards in every classroom K-5, iPads, and Chromebooks


    *Full-day Kindergarten


    *Character Counts Program


    *Love and Logic Philosophy Program


    *D.A.R.E. Program


    *Professional Learning Communities


    *Parent Teacher Organization


    *School Site Council


    *Free Breakfast in the Classroom Program available to all students


    *USDA lunch available (provisions for free and reduced price meals)


    *Free transportation (air-conditioned buses)


    Professional Staff


    *100% Highly Qualified Staff by State of Arizona requirements


    *On-site school nurse


    *Certified Behavior Coach


    *School psychologist


    School Grades


    Grades K-6


    School Address

    3701 E. Broadway Avenue

    Apache Junction, AZ  85119


    Telephone Numbers




    Regular Hours

    Start - 8:25 a.m.                                                                                                                              

    End - 3:00 p.m.


    Wednesday Hours

    Start - 8:25 a.m.

    End - 1:00 p.m.


    Early Release

    Start - 8:25 a.m.

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