Del Valle High School (Travis County, Texas)

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Del Valle High School
Cardinal Crest.jpg
"Whatever It Takes"
5201 Ross Rd, Del Valle, Texas,78617
Type Public
Founded 1956
School district Del Valle Independent School District
School number 512-386-3200
Principal Scott Lipton
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3,000
Color(s) Red & Black & White
Mascot Cardinal
Nickname DVHS, Del Valle, DV
Newspaper The Red Wing
Del Valle High School

Del Valle High School is a public high school located in the Del Valle community in unincorporated Travis County, Texas, United States and is part of the Del Valle Independent School District. The high school serves the communities of Austin, Creedmoor, Garfield, Mustang Ridge, Pilot Knob, Elroy, Webberville, and Hornsby Bend. Being the new high school of the district, the campus is still growing and also recognized by TEA (Texas Education Agency) for the 2008-2009 school year, and affiliated with Austin Community College.


In 1956, Del Valle Junior-Senior High School was built to serve grades seven through ten, and grade eleven was added 1957,and a mascot and colors were chosen. During that year, grade twelve was added as was the Cardinal field. Eventually, a new junior-high school was built and served grades seven and eight and an athletic and physical-education field was approved for both the junior high and high school. As time went on, other common school districts kept joining the Colorado Common School District, a.k.a. Del Valle Independent School District (DVISD), and when the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was built, Del Valle High School and all other DVISD schools were relocated to their current locations. In 2000, the new high-school was built on its present site, and in 2007 the district passed another bond-issue, which money was used to relocate the Del Valle Opportunity Center, a new elementary and middle-school were built, and a ninth-grade academy, which is annexed to the high school.

Freshman Academy[edit]

The Freshman Academy is the high-school's ninth-grade center which was formed to support incoming Freshmen. The academy aids students in all academic areas. It also offers summer freshman parent/student orientation, a ninth-grade wing, academic teaming, freshman awards, freshman celebration parties, tutorials, and additional administrators.

The Go Center[edit]

The Go Center is a place were students find information and guidance in making college and career choices. It consists of the school's college and career counselors, ACC Community Outreach Coordinator, and the student G-Force members.

Freshman Academy[edit]

The Freshman Academy Program is a one-year, intensive language instructional program aimed at helping students acquire fluency in the English Language. It introduces students to the U.S. school-system and provides them with intense background knowledge in core content areas.

Senior Project[edit]

The Senior Project is part of the core curriculum for graduating seniors. It is designed to be a challenging, student-driven, teacher-guided research project. It involves an in-depth exploration of a topic chosen by the student and includes a research paper. The final aspect of the project is formal presentation before a panel of judges. This project allows the participant to grow intellectually and emotionally and is used to prepare them for real-world situations. The entirety of Senior's last English class revolves around this one project.


Coordinates: 30°10′49″N 97°36′46″W / 30.18028°N 97.61278°W / 30.18028; -97.61278