Superintendent's Message


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 Distinguished Schools, and both schools have earned Title I Academic Achievement Awards.

The District’s focus on using technology to advance effective and efficient instruction extends to our state-of-the-art technology/media centers. All teachers use the latest technology in their classrooms. Advanced technology allows teachers the ability to fully implement textbooks and instructional materials that incorporate technology, as well as electronic media.

The District was honored by the California School Boards Association with four Golden Bell Awards. The first Golden Bell award was received for an Eight-Step Instructional Process, whereby teachers use multiple assessment data to construct a 36-week instructional calendar. Teachers meet weekly by grade level throughout the year to plan and assess student mastery of the Common Core. The second Golden Bell award was received for the District’s Eight-Step Character Education Program, developed by the guiding principals of the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets Model. The third Golden Bell award was received for the District's 4-8th grade Zingy Science Program that dramatically improved the District's science program. The fourth Golden Bell Award was received for the District's EPIC program.

With our incorporation of technology and award-winning programs, the Valle Lindo School District is actively engaged in preparing students for a successful life in the 21st Century.
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