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Called the “Best Kept Secret in the State”, the amazing, award-winning Valle Lindo School District produces students who score higher than Los Angeles County and the State of California!
Give your children the gift of a great education!


New Temple Elementary Welcomes: The Natural History Museum Archaeology Experience Mobile Museum January 29th through February 2nd! "Working as archaeologists, students piece together clues from the past to understand the Chumash peoples of California. Students excavate and analyze replicas of artifacts based on real data from archaeological sites in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties to draw conclusions about daily life. By interpreting and contextualizing material culture, students learn that the Chumash peoples of the past were a complex society thriving in Southern California, a land rich in natural resources." -Natural History Museum

Parent Education Workshops

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@Shively 6:00-8:00p.m.
May 22, 2018

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June 2018

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We strive to provide all parents and community members with up-to-date information.  A monthly newsletter is sent home with each student at the beginning of every month. This monthly newsletter contains regular updates and information for events and involvement opportunities offered by Valle Lindo School District.                  

Congratulations New Temple Elementary School!

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Congratulations New Temple Elementary School! The California Department of Education has selected New Temple for the Distinguished School Award for demonstrating significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap through implementation of the 9 Steps to Success. 

Congratulations Dean L. Shively Middle School!


AVID Center has formally recognized Dean L. Shively Middle School as an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction for the 2017-2018 school year. An AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction represents the highest level of AVID implementation fidelity demonstrating excellence in instructional practice and the promotion of college readiness schoolwide.  

Award Winning


Both New Temple Elementary School and Dean L. Shively Middle School have been recognized as California Gold Ribbon Schools for outstanding programs and instructional practices.

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Rich in Culture

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Students celebrate the rich history and diversity of our community. 

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Academic Excellence

All students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade are provided with high quality resources and instruction to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 
VLSD 2017 Project Lead The Way compete at EMUHSD Competition. 

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Valle Lindo School District that all students realize their maximum potential, empowering them to become Challenged Intellectually, Physically Fit, Socially Responsible & Culturally Sensitive.

Valle Lindo School District has been hailed as the “best kept secret in the state” and “a peach of a district” by program quality reviewers and auditors. We invite you to visit our schools and tour our historical schoolhouse, botanical gardens, and engaging classrooms. Established in 1863, this District of two schools is the third oldest district in the state, rich in history and accomplishments. Both Dean L. Shively Middle School and New Temple Elementary School have been recognized as California Gold Ribbon Schools, California Distinguished Schools, and both schools have earned Title I Academic Achievement Awards.



  • Small class sizes taught by dedicated, nurturing, highly qualified teachers
  • 21st Century technology skills taught to pre-kindergarten through eighth grade
  • Solid foundation in reading, writing, mathematics, science, history/social studies & physical education
  • Focus is on learning, students wear uniforms, self-respect & respect of others is taught
  •  Full-day academic pre-kindergarten, kindergarten & summer school open to all students
  • All school supplies & materials are provided by school with no out-of-pocket parent expense
  • Intramural sports, dance & music classes (all costumes, band instruments & PE equipment are provided)
  • Clean, safe, modernized school facilities and spacious playgrounds where children love to play

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