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Baldwin Park Unified School District

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  • 3699 N. Holly Ave., Baldwin Park, CA 91706 • 626-962-3311
  • Baldwin Park traces its roots back to the 1882 construction of a school house and the 1888 establishment of the Vineland School District. The district, renamed for Baldwin Park in 1914 when the community chose a new name, served elementary students until the early 1950s, when unification of districts led to the creation of the Baldwin Park Unified School District. Today, there are 13 elementary schools, three junior high schools, one middle school, two comprehensive high schools, one continuation high school, an adult school and an early childhood education program.

  • Superintendent of Schools: Froilan N. Mendoza
  • Board of Trustees: Christina Lucero, president; Teresa I. Vargas, clerk/vice president; Santos Hernandez, Jr., member; Carlos Lopez, member

Baldwin Park Unified Welcomes Back Students for 2017-18 School Year

Follow-up Story: More than 13,000 students returned to Baldwin Park Unified schools on Aug. 14 for the 2017-18 year, greeted by special programs designed to inspire learning, build camaraderie and strengthen instruction. Elwin Elementary, with 392 students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade, launched the new year with a “walk and talk” before school to energize students and give them a chance to reconnect with friends. Later, students took a special writing assessment as part of a focus on writing skills for all grades. At Sierra Vista Junior High, smiling staff greeted students as they picked up school schedules and explored the campus to find their classes. More than 760 seventh- and eighth-graders attended a welcome rally to learn school policies and expectations. Baldwin Park High School’s concert band and cheer team kicked off the year with a drumline and pom-pom-filled celebration to welcome more than 1,800 new and returning students. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos

Baldwin Park Unified Schools Recognized for Positive Campus Culture

Baldwin Park Unified’s Holland Middle School, Santa Fe School and Central, Walnut and Elwin elementary schools received silver recognition from the California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition for implementing strategies that promote safe and positive learning environments. The California PBIS Coalition (CPC) emphasizes methods of teaching behavioral expectations and supports those lessons with positive reinforcement. School staff say student behavior is improving and achievement is climbing. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos

Baldwin Park Unified Students Return to New Classes, Tech, Fields

Baldwin Park Unified will welcome back more than 13,000 students in transitional kindergarten through high school on Monday, Aug. 14 with new digital tools, expanded engineering and technology, a new career technology offering, a stronger focus on instructional quality, and upgraded high school fields and tracks. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)

Baldwin Park Unified, Rio Hondo College Partner to Offer Free College Class

North Park Continuation High School and the Baldwin Park Unified School District have entered into an agreement to offer a tuition-free criminal justice class taught by a Rio Hondo College professor. The class, Introduction to Administration of Justice, provides an analysis of the U.S. criminal justice system for students interested in pursuing careers in criminal law. Enrollment is open to all Baldwin Park Unified high school students. The class will be held at the North Park campus from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 22 through Dec. 7. The District hopes to enroll at least 25 students, specifically inviting students who take part in North Park’s public service career and technical education (CTE) pathway. Students can earn three college units that are transferable to Cal State University and University of California campuses – reducing their college workloads. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More

Baldwin Park Unified to Promote Academic Program at City Market Nights

Baldwin Park Unified will host a booth to promote its rigorous academic program, innovative early childhood education offerings and extensive adult education program at the city’s Market Nights in August and September. The District will be at Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, on Aug. 3 and 10, and on Maine Avenue between Ramona Boulevard and Palm Avenue on Sept. 14. For more information on the District’s programs, go www.bpusd.net. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More

Baldwin Park Unified to Participate in City’s National Night Out Event

Baldwin Park Unified will participate in the community’s 34th annual National Night Out anti-crime program at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1. National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live. The event begins with a 1.5 mile-march from Baldwin Park City Hall to the Target Center, where the community will hold a celebration with a free barbecue, entertainment and prizes. Local vendors will staff booths. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More

Baldwin Park Unified School District Upgrades Two High School Fields

Follow-up Story: Baldwin Park Unified is replacing football and soccer fields at Baldwin Park and Sierra Vista high schools and upgrading tracks this summer in preparation for the 2017-18 school year. Construction on the $1.9 million project began June 5 with local contractor AFE Sports installing the new turf and tracks. Work is expected to conclude on Aug. 14, the first day of classes. The artificial turf being replaced lasted for 10 years; the new turf is estimated to last for 10 to 12 years. The new turf uses an interwoven nylon threading, which will maintain a cooler temperature than the previous turf. The new tracks will feature an all-weather rubberized artificial running surface with new start-finish lines. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos

Baldwin Park Unified Students Receive School Supplies from Kaiser Permanente

Follow-up Story: Students at Baldwin Park Unified’s Sierra Vista High Schools, Santa Fe Elementary and Sierra Vista Junior High schools received backpacks loaded with school supplies this week thanks to a partnership with Kaiser Permanente’s Baldwin Park Medical Center. Teams from the medical center donated more than 110 backpacks to Sierra Vista, 140 backpacks to Santa Fe Elementary and 110 to Sierra Vista Junior High. Students picked them up during special events on Aug. 1, 3 and 4. This is the eighth year Kaiser has donated packs to Baldwin park Unified, where about 86 percent of students come from low-income households. Each year, three new schools are chosen for the giveaway. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos

Baldwin Park Unified Joins National Night Out Celebration

Baldwin Park Unified will participate in the community’s 34th annual National Night Out anti-crime program at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1. National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live. The event begins with a 1.5 mile-march from Baldwin Park City Hall to the Target Center, where the community will hold a celebration with free barbecue, entertainment and prizes. Local vendors will staff booths. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)