Our Schools

Apple Valley Unified School District is one of the highest achieving districts in the High Desert, serving approximately 12,750 students ranging from pre-school through twelfth grade. The district has ten elementary schools, two comprehensive high schools, and one K-12 independent study/hybrid/online course school. A list of schools can be found below. Click on any school logo to visit the school's website. 

Click HERE for the interactive school boundary map. 

Elementary Schools (Kindergarten through 8th Grade)

 
Desert Knolls Elementary School
https://sites.google.com/a/avusd.org/desert-knolls-website/

Principal: Crystal Schinhofen
Preschool-6th Grade

18213 Symeron Dr. 92307
760-242-3441

Start Time: 9:05am
End Time: 3:25pm
(Min. Day Dismissal: 12:30pm)

 Mariana Academy
https://sites.google.com/a/avusd.org/mariana-elementary/

 Principal: Kristin Dupree
 Pre-K- 8th Grade

10601 Manhasset Rd. 92308
760-247-7258

Start Time: 8:10am
End Time: 2:40pm
(Min. Day Dismissal: 11:55am)
 
Phoenix Academy
https://sites.google.com/a/avusd.org/phoenix-academy/Home
Principal: Mariana Torres
Preschool-8th Grade

    20700 Thunderbird Rd. 92307
   760-242-7011

  Start Time: 8:10am
  End Time: 2:40pm
(Min. Day Dismissal: 11:45am)
                             

 
Rancho Verde Elementary
https://sites.google.com/a/avusd.org/rancho-verde-elementary/
Principal: Joe Cranston
Preschool-6th
A California Distinguished School

14334 Pioneer Rd. 92307
                                                760-247-2663

Start Time: 9:10am
End Time: 3:25pm
(Min. Day Dismissal: 12:35pm)

 Rio Vista School of Applied Learning
https://sites.google.com/a/avusd.org/rio-vista-elem/
                                          Principal: Larra Parr
 Kindergarten-8th Grade
CSBA Golden Bell Award

13590 Havasu Rd. 92308
760-240-0280

Start Time: 8:10am
End Time: 2:40pm
(Min. Day Dismissal: 11:55am)

 Sandia Academy

https://sites.google.com/a/avusd.org/sandia-elementary/

                                         Principal: Deborah Sarkesian
                                              Pre-K - 8th Grade

21331 Sandia Rd. 92308
760-240-5125

Start Time: 8:10am
End Time: 2:40pm
(Min. Day Dismissal: 11:55am) 

 Sitting Bull Academy
https://sites.google.com/a/avusd.org/sitting-bull-academy/

Principal: Phyllis Carnahan
                                       Kindergarten-8th Grade
A California Distinguished School
Voted "Best of the High Desert"

19445 Sitting Bull Rd. 92308
760-961-8479

Start Time: 8:10am
End Time: 2:40pm
(Min. Day Dismissal: 11:55am)


 Sycamore Rocks Elementary
https://sites.google.com/a/avusd.org/sycamore-rocks-elementary/

         Principal: Shanelle Benitez
      Preschool-6th Grade
A National Blue Ribbon School

23450 South Rd.92307
760-240-3332

Start Time: 9:10am
End Time: 3:25pm
(Min. Day Dismissal: 12:35pm)
 
Vanguard Preparatory
https://sites.google.com/a/avusd.org/vanguard-preparatory/
         Principal: Brian Goodrow    
    Pre-K-8th Grade Magnet School


"Schools to Watch"

12951 Mesquite Rd. 92308
760-961-1066

Start Time: 8:00am
End Time: 2:30pm
(Min. Day Dismissal: 11:45am)

Yucca Loma Elementary
 
https://sites.google.com/a/avusd.org/yucca-loma-elementary/
     Principal: Rey Rodriguez
        Kindergarten-6th Grade 

CSBA Golden Bell Award

21351 Yucca Loma Rd. 92307
760-247-2623

Start Time: 9:00am
End Time: 3:25pm
(Min. Day Dismissal: 12:35pm)
Early Release Day Dismissal: 2:00pm


High Schools

Apple Valley High School
http://www.avhs.net/
  Principal: Dustin Conrad

Voted "Best of the High Desert"
A Light House Academy School

11837 Navajo Rd. 92308
760-247-7206
Fax: 760-247-4330

Start Time: 7:01am
End Time: 1:54pm
(Min. Day Dismissal: 11:47pm)

 
Granite Hills High School
http://www.ghhscougars.com/
   
 Principal: Chuck McCall

22900 Esaws Rd. 92307
760-961-2290

Start Time: 7:01am
End Time: 1:54pm
(Min. Day Dismissal: 11:47pm)

Independent Study & Online Learning
 
High Desert Premier Academy

http://www.highdesertpremier.com/
                                                                                      Principal: Kim Brock
                                                                                  Kindergarten-12th Grade

Independent Study & 
Online Learning 

21950 Nisqually Rd. 92308
760-240-4252

Start Time: 7:00am
End Time: 3:00pm

Charter School
 
Academy for Academic Excellence/Lewis Center
http://www.lewiscenter.org/AAE/
Principal: Lisa Lamb

17500 Mana Rd. 92307
760-946-5414 Ext. 271





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