Del Valle High School (El Paso, Texas)
|Del Valle High School|
BIG BAD BLUE
|950 Bordeaux Drive
El Paso, Texas
|School district||Ysleta ISD|
|Faculty||125.3 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||15.5|
|Color(s)||Blue, Silver and White|
|Team name||One Family, One Destiny|
|Website||DVHS Home Page|
Del Valle High is a public high school located on the southeast side of El Paso, Texas. DV, as it is commonly called, is part of the Ysleta Independent School District, serving about 2,000 students in grades 9 to 12. Its feeder schools are Valley View Middle School and a quarter percent of Camino Real Middle School. Mrs. Carmen Crosse took over as Principal at Del Valle High School at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. As of 2011, Del Valle is considered a "recognized school" by the TEA association.
In 2013 The Texas UIL changed the areas schools 4A to 5A and 5A to 6A division, as of 2014 Del Valle High School is in the UIL 5A. Del Valle has had much success in their athletic programs, most of their success coming from their boys soccer program. As of 2008, they have won two Texas State Championships, although soccer has been successful in recent years, other sports such as baseball & softball are in the playoffs year after year. Football is another program that also goes to the playoffs every season under Coach Jesse Perales and is a powerhouse in the 2-4A (Now 2-5A) district. Coach Valerie Salazar-Hairston was honored by The El Paso Times as the Girls All City Track and Field Coach of the Year [9/2010]. Coach Salazar-Hairston led the Conquistadores to their first District Championship and swept the District with all three teams (Freshman, JV and Varsity).
Del Valle also has an award winning marching band that has made it to the UIL Texas State Marching Contest 3 times: 2003, 2005, and most recently 2009. The band is also considered one of El Paso's strong powerhouse. The program has been successful in the NMSU Tournament of Bands, in Las Cruces, NM. The program has also attended the BOA Regionals and Super Regionals in El Paso and San Antonio, Texas. For more info please visit: http://www.delvalleband.org
The school opened in August 1987 and is recently celebrating its twenty years. Located very close to the Mexican border, the population of Del Valle is mostly Hispanic. DV graduated its first class in June 1990.
During 2006-2008, Del Valle High School had new additions built on to it: New Roofing, new Tennis Courts, a new Track around the football field, a three story state of the art science wing, a band and musical arts wing and a modern field house to accommodate the growing, successful athletics programs.
Conquest Journal is a Video Technology Program to keep students informed about whats going on at their school. The program is very successful and popular amongst the students and faculty. CJ website: http://web.me.com/conquestjournal/Site/Home.html
DVHS also offers Multinational/Multimedia Business Magnet School within its campus. This Magnet program offers informative information for students that want to pursue a career with business and marketing. Some topics covered in this group are entrepreneurship, finance, marketing and business information tech.
Clubs, groups and sports offered at DV
- Astronomy Club
- Conquest Journal (Video/Audio Production)
- Cross Country
- Drama Club
- Debate Team
- Dual Language
- Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
- Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
- French National Honor Society (FNHS)
- Guitar Club
- Law Enforcement Club
- Multinational Business Academy (Magnet)
- National Art Honor Society (NAHS)
- National English Honor Society (NEHS)
- National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
- National Honor Society
- Spanish National Honor Society (SNHS)
- Theater Club
- Track & Field