ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Mountain View School District is a K-8 district located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley and each day welcomes approximately 7,400 students through the doors of its 10 elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school and one alternative school. The District also serves the educational needs of 600 preschool students and families through the Head Start/State Preschool and Children’s Center programs. All of the District's 10 elementary schools have Full Day Kindergarten.
Inspiring each student to succeed every day and ensuring that each student attains or exceeds academic proficiency is the mission of the Mountain View School District.
MVSD prepares today's students and tomorrow's leaders for success by providing core academics with 21st century skills. Through innovative support systems, students are encouraged to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, good communicators and collaborators,technology literate, innovative, creative, and globally competent.
Working in collaboration, our employees, parents and community members actively participate in the educational development of our students, providing them with a solid foundation of skills they may take forward into our ever changing world.
MVSD is proud of the many accomplishments of students and staff which include the following:
POINTS OF PRIDE
- Two California Distinguished Schools
- Winner of the California School Boards Association’s Golden Bell Award
- Named a Lighthouse District by the Renaissance Learning Program for superior implementation of the Renaissance Learning software
- Named a State of California “Reading First” Model District
- Miramonte School Honored by the UCLA School Management Program as an Outstanding Learning Community
- Voorhis, Monte Vista and La Primaria Schools Named to the California Business for Education Excellence’s Honor Roll
- Recipient of the Beacon of Hope Award from Renaissance Learning for district-wide achievement in reading
- Continuous academic improvement on the State Assessment Tests
- La Primaria School named a Title 1 Academic Achievement Award School for six consecutive years
- Kranz Intermediate School one of 50 schools nationwide to be named a NASA Explorer School
- Six-Time Gold Medal winning student team at the Los Angeles County Science Olympiad
- Award winning marching bands at Kranz Intermediate and Madrid Middle Schools
- Consecutive medal winning performances at the Los Angeles County Math Field Day
- Award-winning history in the areas of visual, industrial and computer art in the Los Angeles County Fairs Education Expo
- Outstanding fiscal accountability,earning 15 consecutive exemplary financial audits, indicating that MVSD continues to be successful in meeting all financial requirements and operates in a fiscally sound manner.
- Recipient of the Energy Stewardship Award for exemplary energy conservation efforts
STUDENT SERVICES, PROGRAMS AND EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT
- Full Day Kindergarten at all elementary schools
- College Bound, GEAR UP! and Partnership Scholars Programs continue to promote post-secondary Education and a college-bound culture
- District Speak Up Contest
- District Writing and School Science Exhibits
- District Chess Competition
- Students Run L.A. Marathon Program
- SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language Program K-3 grades)
- Top Sail Program
- Award winning marching bands
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Wood and Metal Shop Classes
- Video Production Class
- Summer Science Program
- Camp Mt. View Outdoor Education
- Fitness Fridays promoting healthy lifestyles
- Family Reading and Literacy Nights
- MIND (Music, Intelligence, Neural Development Program
- Over 200 students are served through the Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) Program
- Over 800 students are served through the Special Education Program
- Exemplary early childhood education program including Head Start State Preschool and Children’s Center programs
- Hundreds of MVSD students are involved in after-school enrichment opportunities including band, performing arts, athletic and academic classes
- Academic Renaissance Program at Kranz Intermediate and Madrid Middle Schools
- Peace Builders Character Education Curriculum
- Standards Based Education
- THINK Together after-school program
- Safe, secure and clean school campuses maintained at a high standard creating a sense of pride and an environment for powerful teaching and learning.
- District-wide school uniform policy
- Fully staffed school kitchens provide free nutritious breakfasts and lunches for all students
- Over 2500 computers in the District including computer labs at each school
- An integrated computer learning system in all schools
- Smart Boards, LCD projectors, and document cameras to enhance daily instruction
- Portable devices such as iPods and iPads that bring the rich multimedia web content to teachers and students, WIFI connectivity in all schools to support easy access to the internet to reinforce reading, language arts and math.
HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS AND INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANTS
- 100% of our teachers and instructional assistants are Highly Qualified as defined by No Child Left Behind
- MVSD has one of the highest percentages of Highly Qualified teachers in all of Los Angeles County
PARENT EDUCATION AND INVOLVEMENT
Improving school, family, and community partnerships continues to be a priority for the Mountain View School District. The District incorporates the“Achievement-Focused Family Engagement” program, a research-based framework and operational model for connecting programs of school, family and community partnership directly to each school’s academic goals. Each of our schools has a school site Partnership Action Team who plans,implements, evaluates and continually improves family and community involvement activities creating a welcoming school climate and helping all students succeed. MVSD is proud of its award-winning and nationally recognized Parent Education and Involvement Program and offers several workshops, conferences, meetings and educational opportunities for parents to participate in throughout the school year.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
Mountain View School District serves a predominantly Hispanic population in the communities of El Monte, with a population of100,000, and South El Monte, with a population of 25,000. El Monte is a historic community that provides a quiet place to live within easy commuting distance of virtually every type of recreation and entertainment. The mountains, beaches, desert and metropolitan areas are all accessible by one of three interstate freeways, a general aviation airport or a rapid transit system.