ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Mountain View SchoolDistrict is a K-8 district located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley andeach day welcomes approximately 7,700 students through the doors of its 10elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school and alternativeschool. The District also serves theeducational needs of 600 preschool students and families through the Head StartState Preschool Children’s Center, and L.A. UP programs. All of the District's 10 elementary schoolshave Full Day Kindergarten.
Inspiring each student tosucceed every day and ensuring that each student attains or exceeds academicproficiency is the mission of the Mountain View School District.
MVSDprepares today's students and tomorrow's leaders for success by providing coreacademics with 21st century skills. Through innovative support systems, students are encouraged to becomecritical thinkers, problem solvers, good communicators and collaborators,technology literate, innovative, creative, and globally competent.
Working in collaboration, our employees, parents and community membersactively participate in the educational development of our students, providingthem with a solid foundation of skills they may take forward into our everchanging world.
MVSD is proud of the many accomplishments of students and staff which includethe following:
POINTS OF PRIDE
· Two California Distinguished Schools
· Winner of the California School Boards Association’s Golden BellAward
· Named a Lighthouse District by the Renaissance Learning Programfor 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 asan Outstanding Learning Community
· Voorhis, Monte Vista and La Primaria Schools Named to theCalifornia Business for Education Excellence’s Honor Roll
· Recipient of the Beacon of Hope Award from Renaissance Learningfor district wide achievement in reading
· Continuous academic improvement on the State Assessment Tests
· La Primaria School named a Title 1 Academic Achievement AwardSchool for six consecutive years
· Kranz Intermediate School one of 50 schools nationwide to be nameda NASA Explorer School
· Six-Time Gold Medal winning studentteam at the Los Angeles County Science Olympiad
· Award winning marching bands at KranzIntermediate and Madrid Middle Schools
· Consecutive medal winning performancesat the Los Angeles County Math Field Day
· Award winning history in the areas ofvisual, industrial and computer art in the Los Angeles County Fairs EducationExpo
· Outstanding fiscal accountability,earning 13 consecutive exemplary financial audits, indicating that MVSD continuesto be successful in meeting all financial requirements and operates in afiscally sound manner.
· Recipient of the Energy StewardshipAward for exemplary energy conservation efforts
STUDENT SERVICES, PROGRAMS ANDEDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT
· Full Day Kindergarten atall elementary schools
· College Bound, GEAR UP! and PartnershipScholars Programs continue to promote post-secondary
Education and a college boundculture
· District Speak Up Contest
· District Writing and School Science Exhibits
· District Chess Competition
· Students Run L.A. Marathon Program
· 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, NeuralDevelopment) Program
· Over 200 students areserved through the Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) Program
· Over 800 students areserved through the Special Education Program
· Exemplary early childhoodeducation program including Head Start State Preschool, Children’s Center and
L.A. Up preschool programs
· Hundreds of MVSD studentsare involved in after school enrichment opportunities including band,performing arts, athletics and academic classes
· Academic RenaissanceProgram at Kranz Intermediate and Madrid Middle Schools
· AVID (Advancement ViaIndividual Determination) college prep program
· Peace Builders Character Education Curriculum
· Standards Based Education
· THINK Together after school program
· Safe, secure and clean school campusesmaintained at a high standard creating a sense of pride and an
environment for powerful teaching andlearning.
· District wide school uniform policy
· Fully staffed school kitchens provide freenutritious breakfasts and lunches for all students
· Over 2500 computers in the District including computer labs ateach school
· An integrated computer learning system in all schools
· Smart Boards, LCD projectors, and document cameras to enhancedaily instruction
· Portable devices such as iPods and iPads that bring the richmultimedia web content to teachers and students, WIFI connectivity in allschools to support easy access to the internet to reinforce reading, languagearts and math.
HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS ANDINSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANTS
· 100% of our teachers and instructional assistants are HighlyQualified as defined by No Child Left Behind
· MVSD has one of the highest percentages of Highly Qualifiedteachers in all of Los Angeles County
PARENT EDUCATION AND INVOLVEMENT
Improving school, family, and community partnerships continues to be apriority for the Mountain View School District. The District incorporates the“Achievement-Focused Family Engagement” program, a research based framework andoperational model for connecting programs of school, family and communitypartnership 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 involvementactivities creating a welcoming school climate and helping all studentssucceed. MVSD is proud of its awardwinning and nationally recognized Parent Education and InvolvementProgram and offers several workshops, conferences, meetings and educationalopportunities for parents to participate in throughout the school year.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
Mountain View School District serves a predominantlyHispanic 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 thatprovides a quiet place to live within easy commuting distance of virtuallyevery type of recreation and entertainment. The mountains, beaches, desert andmetropolitan areas are all accessible by one of three interstate freeways, ageneral aviation airport or a rapid transit system.