Founded in 1957, De Anza Middle School is a high achieving and innovative magnet school where 6th - 8th grade students, community, and staff collaborate in authentic learning experiences. When De Anza became a Magnet School and rebranded as De Anza Academy of Technology & the Arts (DATA).
DATA leads the pack in integrating the Common Core standards by instituting PBL across the campus. Students answer a guiding question as they go from science, to English to PE and beyond. It challenges them to build their own learning and connect the ideas they learned in one place to the application of that knowledge in another. It is truly a career minded education all students will need to enter the workforce. It also happens to be a fun and engaging way to learn!