DeAnza High School

Achieving Excellence


  • Weekly What’s-Up

    April 17th - 21st



    Foreign Language Release Day

    345pm Lasagna Feed for Juniors

    430pm Hamilton Presentations in Theater

    630pm PTSA @ Library

    630pm Youth Commission @ Helms



    SBAC Testing

    Special Olympics Field Trip to El Cerrito

    4pm Eng/Hist/Lang Department Chair Meeting @ Stege



    SBAC Testing Day 2

    240pm Department Collaboration

    350pm ILT

    Hamilton: All student work due



    SH Field Trip to Symphony

    6pm Quarter 3 Awards



    Hamilton: Student & Teacher Survey Due

    Advocacy: Nutrition & Sleep

    SENIORS ONLY: Know Your Rights Assembly during Advocacy

    Instructional Highlight!

    Remember to review writing strategies with your students in preparation for the SBAC tests!


        Way to go Mr. Gill and ITA for their victories at All Academy Day, placing 1st and 3rd overall!

    Congrats on Ms. Shetterly for being awarded The Bear in our recent staff

    staff meeting.


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Tuesday and Wednesday De Anza will be administering the SBAC test for all Juniors. This test connects students and state colleges with reading and math scores and is important for their education. We have been prepping students for the last month, culminating with a lasagna feed last night in the cafeteria. Go Juniors and Go Dons!
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We are honored and proud to congratulate our very own Paula Raj for winning Teacher of the Year in WCCUSD District. Over the many years she has worked at De Anza Paula has been a successful Spanish teacher with one of the highest passing percentages in any AP class, as well as being an excellent Teacher Coach and overall helpful presence on campus everyday for both students and staff alike. Congratulations Ms. Raj and Thank You!
 Congratulations to our students who have been accepted into college!
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Congratulations to Seniors Cindy Reyes, Luis Arreola and Devon King for receiving full ride scholarships to UPenn, Stanford and UC Davis!  Congratulations to Brandon and Allen Espejo for being accepted into Berklee School of Music. They will be attending the schools this fall and will be part of the 2021 class.  Congrats to bright futures for our DA Dons!
 Principal's Message
Thank you to everyone for a wonderful first quarter! We started the year out strong, and in true De Anza Don style our students excelled both in and out of the classroom. Both the football and volleyball teams made it to playoffs! Student clubs have been active on campus! And, last Thursday evening 685 students were able to participate in the Quarter 1 Honor Roll assembly!
Along with our successes, it is important to acknowledge that the current political climate has had an emotional impact on students across the state. Last week, students from many schools chose to protest the results of the election by walking out of school. Very few De Anza students participated in these walk-outs. They chose instead to attend a student-lead Peace Rally on campus.  The Peace Rally had some of the most powerful moments of people coming together that I have ever witnessed. Students from all backgrounds and groups on campus spoke, shared their personal stories, and gave words of encouragement to each other. The resounding message was that De Anza is a community in which students and staff support and listen to each other - and that no matter how challenging times may seem we can find hope here. Students repeatedly encouraged each other to get educated, get involved, and to become leaders. Towards the end of the event a student summed it up when he said, "look around at all of the people here listening to each other, this is what we need, we will be okay because we are amazing." I couldn't agree more.  
Thank you to all of the families and community members who contribute to De Anza, and create opportunities for our students to shine. On behalf of all of the De Anza staff, we look forward to continuing an excellent school-year.
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