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Mr.  Ben  Derges
HS Principal
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Principal's Corner

Welcome to Tri-Valley!

Mr. Ben Derges
Mr. Ben Derges

I am honored to work with an phenomenal faculty and community committed to our students and school.   When I tell people that I work in the Tri-Valley school district, I almost universally get the response of, "Oh, I hear that is a great school system!" Now that I have been here for a year, I have a much better understanding of what it is that gives Tri-Valley such great reviews. Here are a few things that I see at Tri-Valley that makes it great: 

1) Tri-Valley is a safe learning environment for your child where they are encouraged to be innovative and unique. 

2) Tri-Valley teachers and staff go above and beyond to provide positive experiences inside and out of the classroom. 

3) Tri-Valley parents and families are a welcome and involved part of the educational community. 

4) Tri-Valley staff believe all students can grow and be successful in their pursuit of college and career readiness. 

5) Tri-Valley is dedicated to creating an exciting and challenging experience for every student.  


Thank you for checking out our website. It you still have any questions or need any help, please do not hesitate to contact me at (309) 378-2911 or  


Go Vikings!!

Ben Derges