Mt Baldy School District is a single-school district located in the village of Mt Baldy. The village is part of the San Gabriel Mountain range approximately 50 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. The school has a stable enrollment of about 105 students from kindergarten to 8th grade. Approximately 60% of our student body attends school with inter-district attendance permits (parents live outside Mt Baldy’s attendance boundaries). Some parents transport their student from as far away as 50 miles. The school’s most recent API is 890, and the district has never scored below 800. The district uses student grades and the STAR Testing Program scores as multiple measures to assess the percentage of students who meet grade level standards. School-wide, 67% of our students achieve at or above grade-level standards in language arts and 73%.
We are convinced that successful education requires a cooperative relationship between school, home and community. To accomplish this we will
- encourage parent and community volunteerism
- communicate to our community the positive things occurring in our school
- provide a location for community meetings and gatherings
- continue the strong partnership between home and school
Mt Baldy School currently serves just over 100 students. Recognizing the value of small teacher to student ratio, our classrooms rarely go over 25 students. Our kindergarten classroom has 12 students.
Mt Baldy School accepts students who live outside the school district. If space is available, the student is able to enroll immediately. If space is not currently available, the student is placed on a waiting list and the parent or guardian will be contacted when there is a vacancy. We currently have waiting lists for the majority of our classrooms.
Mt Baldy School District provides transportation for students both in the village of Mt Baldy as well as surrounding areas. Our daily bus picks students up at 7:15 am at the Upland Public Library and travels up Euclid, with several stops along the way, until it reaches the village of Mt Baldy at approximately 7:55 am. In the afternoon, the reverse route is made, ending at the Upland Public Library at approximately 3:30 pm.
Welcome to the 2013-14 School Year!
Greetings Mt Baldy students, parents, and community,
I am very excited about the start of the school year and the possibilities this year brings. I believe we have improved the school in many ways and I would like to brag about some of them.
First of all, we recently hired a new PE teacher. Mandy Sedia will be joining us three days a week, working with each classroom on an individual basis.Mandy received her degree from the University of La Verne, in Movement and Sports Science. She is very excited to begin teaching here, and you can read more about her in the teacher web pages.
We also have a new board member, Paul Hannosh. Paul has toured the school, visited with the staff, and had his first board meeting on August 22. He teaches at a middle school and I believe he will be a great resource for our school community.
Preliminary STAR results are in and show that Mt Baldy students are at the top in San Bernardino County. Nearly 80% of our students are proficient or higher in all of the tested areas. Thank you, parents, for providing us with these great kids to work with. The STAR testing system has been in place for over 10 years now and will be evolving over the next several years due to the transition to the Common Core Standards. Our staff has been training extensively with these new standards and will speak more about them at Back-to-School Night and during parent conferences.
Our facilities have been upgraded in several areas, including the track, kitchen and garden areas. The teachers and aides are all ready to begin instruction, the office staff and I are learning a new attendance and grade reporting system, Coach Ron will continue to work and support the track team, and Lizzie is hard at work setting up field trips and electives.
We look forward to seeing you all soon!