Welcome to Desert View!
From the Principal
Parents and Students,
Thank you so much for attending our parent/ teacher conferences Nov 5-7. Our staff hosted over 420 individual conferences during the three days and 93% of our students had an adult come to their conference. It is this kind of parental support that is necessary for students to be successful. Thank you so much for partnering with us!
We've been having quite a bit of congestion in the mornings. Parents, if you are going to simply drop off your students, please use the drop off lane at the front of the school. If you need to help your student out of a car seat or get out of your car for any reason, please park in the parking lot using a painted parking space. This will help keep our traffic flow moving and assure all parents can get their child to school quickly and efficiently.
Don't forget, Desert View now has an official Facebook Page. "Like" us for updates on fun things and events going on at the school.
Mr. Michael Roberts
2012-2013 school and District Report Card Update
On October 10 the Oregon Department of Education released school and district report cards, summarizing educational performance of its pupils across 197 Oregon school districts. Hermiston School District is pleased to report that its students outperformed comparison district data on every performance measure tracked and reported by the Oregon Department of Education. Compared to districts with similar demographics, such as poverty levels, diversity of their student body, and pupil mobility, HSD outperformed its counterparts in all 10 academic measures reported (which includes reading, mathematics, writing and science across multiple grade spans.)
High school completion and college readiness outcome measurements yielded similar results, as HSD seniors outperformed their counterparts in college and career readiness (as measured by the percentage of students who took the SAT), high school graduation rate, completion rate, and dropout rate. The district’s dropout rate is well below the state and comparison district averages (2.6 percent compared to 3.4 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively).
The majority of schools within the district yielded strong performance. Based on the new state school rating criteria, which rates schools from a 1 (lowest performance) to 5 (model school performance), Hermiston’s three secondary schools all received strong level 4 ratings. Desert View and Sunset elementary schools also earned level 4 ratings. Highland Hills, Rocky Heights, and West Park elementary schools netted level 3 performance, while the district’s alternative school received a level 1 rating.
For more information on the HSD School Report Card or individual school report cards, please visit http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx and select Hermiston School District.
Up Coming Events
Dec 3 Winter Program at ALMS K-2 6pm -7 pm, 3-5 7pm -8 pm
To provide a safe and caring environment where high expectations and high levels of learning produce academic excellence and lifelong learners.
Every Student Future Ready
The staff at Desert View is dedicated to providing a rigorous academic program where students:
- are meeting growth targets.
- experience continual progress.
- are engaged in learning.
- are willing to take risks.
- have the skills to succeed in middle school and high school.
The staff at Desert View is committed to fostering an environment where students:
- are valued, loved and feel they are part of the school family.
- believe in themselves.
- are accepted and connected to other students and staff.
- have ownership in their learning.
- grow up to be leaders.