Vision Statement

The Etiwanda School District will continue to be known as a place where “Excellence in Education” comes to life in abundant measure for all students. Our students will leave eighth grade prepared to excel academically, socially and emotionally in high school, college, career and beyond. With the Common Core Standards as the foundation of our instructional program, students will develop a rich understanding of traditional academic subjects. In addition, our students will develop skills as resourceful, collaborative problem solvers with a “can-do” attitude. Regardless of the assessment or measure, the high levels of performance of our Etiwanda students will be the target to which other schools and districts aspire.

Outside of their homes, there is no place our students would rather be than the schools and classrooms of the Etiwanda School District. Campuses will have an evident focus on student safety, with welcoming classroom environments and engaging instructional programs that will inspire a love of learning for a lifetime. Educational experiences will extend beyond the walls of the classroom into the greater community. Student learning will be enhanced through the efforts of specialists in art, music, drama, physical education and foreign language. School libraries will provide a multitude of resources and foster a love of reading. Enrichment, intervention and support programs will allow all students to reach their maximum academic, social and emotional potential.

As explorers of knowledge and pioneers in learning, our students will be fluent in the use of technology to access information and communicate with others. Technology tools and digital resources will be accessible to all students, integrated throughout classroom instruction, and extend learning beyond the end of the school day. Teacher and school websites, a parent portal and social media tools will strengthen communication with the home.

Our students and schools will be embraced by the community. Parent and community volunteers will volunteer at our schools daily to support student learning. Working as partners with teachers, parents will monitor student progress as well as enrich and extend learning experiences. Businesses and community members will be our allies, working to enhance the fiscal and volunteer resources of our schools.

Just like our students, Etiwanda’s dedicated educators and support staff will be life-long learners, continually growing in knowledge and perfecting their ability to serve our students. Positive and caring relationships with students will foster a culture of success in which students learn, grow and overcome challenges. Professional development will be ongoing and based upon the needs of students. Collaboration within the school community will be the hallmark of our continual improvement efforts. We will tirelessly seek new ways to help our students achieve and succeed.

The traditions and culture of our district that have been the bedrock of student achievement will continue to support and sustain our efforts: sense of family, team work, respect, compassion and absolute dedication to our students. District resources will be effectively used and devoted to achieving our mission of student success.