Desert Knolls

Contact Us

18213 Symeron Road, Apple Valley, CA 92307

Phone: 760-242-3441

Fax: 760 242-7242

Start Time: 9:05 a.m.

End Time: 3:25 p.m.

Early Release Wednesdays: 2:05 p.m.

Min. Day Dismissal: 12:30 p.m. (Nov. 7th-10th)

Our History

Desert Knolls School was built in 1961 as part of the Victor Elementary School District. Desert Knolls opened its doors to 1st through 6th graders in the fall of 1961. At that time, kindergarteners were bussed to Del Rey School in Victorville. In the fall of 1987, Desert Knolls School joined the Apple Valley Unified School District and is currently one of nine elementary schools in Apple Valley. Due to the rapid growth of the area, several additions to the school have been required since 1961. The new additions were completed in 1990. That same year, Desert Knolls went to a multi-track, year-round schedule. With the opening of Vista Campana in 1992, Desert Knolls changed from a K-6 school to a K-5 school. In 1995 A.V.U.S.D. changed to a modified traditional schedule for grades K-12.

We welcome all of our families past and present to join us in celebrating our momentous history.

Student Accident Insurance

For the 2016-17 school year, the District will be making student accident insurance available to parents, for voluntary purchase, through Student Insurance. In an effort to "Go Green", applications will be available in electronic form only.

1. Apply directly online through the website: Student Insurance

2. Print the form from the following link: Student Insurance Form

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Our Mission

Desert Knolls Elementary, a Character Counts and technology school, prepares students to be college and career ready with academic excellence in a safe family oriented environment.

Desert Knolls is committed to ensuring that all materials on this web site are accessible to all students, staff, and the general public. If you experience difficulty with the accessibility of any pages or documents, please request materials in an alternate format by contacting Crystal Schinhofen at crystal_schinhofen@avusd.org or at 760-242-3441. Thank you for your patience as we reconstruct sections of our site to be more accessible to all users.