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.
Greetings Mt Baldy community,
Our school year is proceeding at a fast pace, as usual, and it seems that the year will be over before we know it. We recently finished our state-funded modernization and are finalizing by having some murals done, both inside and outside the school. Feel free to come by for a tour.
I would like to tell you about one of our employees. This summer, we were fortunate to hire Ryan Woolford. He is working as an instructional aide and intervention teacher. Ryan has bachelors and masters degrees in geology, and he is interested in eventually becoming a high school social studies teacher. One of the more interesting things about Ryan is that he rides his bike to school each day. Well, you might be thinking, big deal, it’s downhill to school. However, Ryan lives in Upland and he rides UP to school on a daily basis. Each morning, we all pass him as he slowly and methodically grinds his way to school. We’re proud of his efforts with our students and his abilities as a bicyclist!
From June 2-8, Ryan will be participating in a 7-day, 545-mile ride, from Los Angeles to San Francisco. He is doing this to raise funds and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Please consider supporting Ryan in his quest. You can find more information about it at: www.toFightHIV.org/goto/RyanWoolford