DATA Parents, Students, and Community Members:

It is with great honor that I prepare for the arrival of the 2019-2020 school year and I cherish this opportunity to welcome you to a new school year. Positivity and excitement are in the air. As you know, DATA values our instructional programs, academic achievement, school safety, facilities, and staff. DATA is the place to be with exceptional programs that offer 21st century curriculum including technology supported by Project-Based and Universal Design Learning, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Arts and Music. The Ventura Unified School District’s promise is to help children in our schools find their passion-academically and personally-believing that each child has a brilliant future; thus, we work diligently to make this vision a reality at DATA with creative and innovative ideas for the needs of ALL children.

My vision for DATA is to provide equitable access to all students and celebrate “Small” and “Big” victories collaboratively with parents, staff, and our community. We set high expectations for ourselves as educators, our students, and each other by creating a culture that promotes growth in an environment rich with resources.

DATA  is rooted with pride in teamwork and uses this powerful force to create a safe learning environment that promotes academic excellence and social development. We appreciate your efforts as you help us create future-ready, responsible, successful, caring citizens. Please know that parents, guardians and friends of DATA are always encouraged to get involved in all DATA organizations, including ELAC, School Site Council, Parent Workshops, and Volunteer opportunities.

I look forward to meeting and positively interacting with all DATA connected individuals as we work to become the best middle school in Ventura County with model programs that honor and celebrate our victories.



Marissa Cervantes


De Anza Academy of Technology & the Arts