Vision Statement of the Mohave Valley Elementary School District:
Creating school communities in which all students can learn, NO EXCEPTIONS!
In the relentless pursuit of school communities in which all students can learn, no exceptions, Mohave Valley Elementary School District holds the following core values:
- Utilization of research-based best practices in classroom instruction
- Fostering a collaborative culture in which data driven decision making is used to drive all areas of district instruction and operation
- The use of the Response to Intervention model to meet the individual needs of every student
- Ongoing, relevant, job-embedded professional development for all staff aligned to the district’s mission and goals
- Providing a nurturing, caring environment of professionals for all students where every teacher is a treasure hunter, every student can communicate his or her future, and every parent is a valued partner in their child’s education.
Our History, Our Progress, Our Accomplishments
The Mohave Valley School District covers a large and diverse population and geographical area. Part of western Mohave County, the district serves the unincorporated areas of Fort Mojave and Mohave Valley. The northern end of the district supports many small and medium sized businesses that are an outgrowth of Bullhead City to the north. The southern end of the district is comprised mostly of small businesses and agricultural areas. Sprinkled throughout is the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation.
The area was initially inhabited by the Mojave Indians. They called themselves the Pipa Aha Macav (“the people by the river”). The first white men to discover the area were Spanish explorers who heard the name pronounced as “Mo-HAH-vey,” and spelled the name “Mojave.” The desert area, the county, and the valley are all spelled Mohave; The Indian tribe and the area of Fort Mojave both use the original Spanish spelling ofMojave.
Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, schools were "grade-banded" into a Primary School, Intermediate School, and Junior High. Comprised of Camp Mohave Elementary (serving students in grades 3-5), Fort Mojave Elementary (serving students in grades PK-2), and Mohave Valley Junior High (serving students in grades 6-8), the Mohave Valley School District serves 1,100 students, preschool through eighth grade. High school students move into the Colorado River Union High School District, where they finish their high school careers. Students have access to a wide variety of services and activities, including a variety of special education services, after-school extra-curricular and intramural sports programs, and access to updated technology in every classroom on all three campuses.
We are very pleased with the number of opportunities we offer our students:
- Classes that Enrich. All elementary students have 30 minutes of art, PE, and library/computer lab time twice each week; Junior high students have access to a variety of “exploratory” classes for two periods each day each quarter. Activities range from College and Career planning, Library, PE, Technology, Talented and Gifted, Strings, Band, Choir, and general music.
- Classes that meet individual student needs. A one hour block of time is built into the elementary schedule Monday through Thursday for additional instruction based on student need: Students who are meeting the standards work on enriching current standards, while those in need of extra assistance focus on particular skills and concepts giving them a hard time. The same thing occurs at the junior high during the third period ROCK Block...
- Access to three beautiful, established campuses. Phones in every room, libraries, gym/multi-purpose room, computer lab, cafeterias and kitchens, playgrounds and modern classrooms with interactive white boards and wireless document cameras for teachers, and four student computers for classroom use make teaching and learning enjoyable.
- An excellent after-school programs at Camp Mohave and Fort Mojave. Funded through a 21st Century Learning Center grant, ROCK-It program students have access to a variety of clubs and activities as well as opportunities for extra assistance in reading and math. Open Monday through Thursday from 3-5:30 pm, an after-school snack is provided as is a condensed activity bus route for transportation home.
- A competitive interscholastic program at Mohave Valley Jr. High. Our Bulldog football team is currently the reigning three time regional football champions; all of our teams are competitive, including our non-athletic teams! Mohave Valley Jr. High boasts several top three finishes in Science Olympiad, and has recently begun a robotics group who have won the judges trophy at their last two meets.
- Award winning schools. Fort Mojave Elementary was named as an Arizona Title I Distinguished School in 2013, a feat repeated by Mohave Valley Jr. High in 2014. All three district schools have been rated either an A or a B for the last two state grading cycles. In 2016, each of our three schools received the Arizona PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) Award. In 2017 Camp Mohave was awarded the PBIS Bronze Award for improved behavioral data. And in 2017, all of our schools earned a "B" letter grade- a feat no other area district or charter can match!
Additionally, the area offers many activities for outdoor enthusiasts, including hiking, camping, fishing, skiing swimming, and boating. For the gaming and entertainment enthusiasts, the casinos of Laughlin, Nevada are 20 minutes away. Although the summers can be harsh, often exceeding temperatures of 115 degrees, the winters are mild and attract enough winter visitors to double the area’s population.