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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 School Police Raise Funds for City of Hope

Follow-up Story: Baldwin Park Unified school police officers are displaying pink police patches this month as a reminder of their commitment to help treat and find a cure for breast cancer. The officers raised $1,000 for City of Hope through the 2017 Pink Patch Project, a nationwide awareness effort. Pink police patches can be bought for $10 from the Baldwin Park Unified School Police Department or a uniformed officer, or at the District Office. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos

Baldwin Park Unified Board Member Carlos Lopez Resigns

Follow-up Story: Baldwin Park Unified School District Board of Education member Carlos Lopez, citing health reasons, has resigned his seat effective Oct. 25. Lopez, a computer technician and 1989 Sierra Vista High School graduate, was elected in November 2013. His term was to end in December 2017, but was extended for a year when the District aligned elections with state elections. The District will meet Tuesday, Nov. 14 to decide whether to hold a special election or appoint a member to complete the term. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos

Baldwin Park Unified High School Club Learns Power of Therapy Dogs

Follow-up Story: Sierra Vista High School students oohed and aahed during a visit on Oct. 23 from a therapy dog to a club focused on mental health awareness, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Club. Students include those who’ve dealt with mental health issues and those considering a career in the field. The Oct. 23 visit included a presentation by a child psychologist on ways to ease hospital anxiety. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos

Baldwin Park Unified Announces 2017-18 Student Board Members

Follow-up Story: Alberto Garcia from Baldwin Park High School, Miguel Angel Gutierrez from North Park Continuation High School and Samantha Sandoval from Sierra Vista High School are the newly appointed student board members for the 2017-18 academic year. Garcia presented the first student board report Oct. 10 at Baldwin Park Unified’s Board of Education meeting. All three students are seniors who are active in campus clubs and activities, including the Associated Student Body. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos

Baldwin Park Unified High School Hosts Innovative Mental Health Program

A student club at Baldwin Park Unified’s Sierra Vista High School that battles the stigma of mental illness will host a program on child psychology and animal therapy featuring Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center therapy dog “Gunny” at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at the high school, 3600 Frazier St., Baldwin Park. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Club – started as a pilot effort in 2016-17 – is the region's first high school NAMI club and includes more than 150 members. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More

Baldwin Park Unified Declares District a Safe Zone

Follow-up Story: Baldwin Park Unified School District is committed to the success of all students regardless of their immigration status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, sex and gender identity, socio-economic status or beliefs by declaring all school sites and facilities as safe zones. The Board of Education on Oct. 10 unanimously adopted a District resolution that pledges to ensure a safe educational environment for all students by reminding families about laws that protect them and their students’ records from questions about immigration status. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More

Baldwin Park Unified Elementary to Spend $5,000 on Digital Tools

Follow-up Story: Baldwin Park Unified’s Pleasant View Elementary School on Oct. 25 celebrated a 2017 Barona Education Grant, which will fund four iPad Pro tablets, two tripods and two green screens for enhanced digital lessons and projects in fifth- and sixth-grade classrooms. The school plans to create a broadcast journalism club, where students can report on events in an environment similar to a TV newsroom. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos

Baldwin Park Provides Flu Shots to More than 800 Elementary Students

Follow-up Story: Baldwin Park Unified provided free flu shots Oct. 9-13 to more than 800 elementary students through a partnership with Kaiser Permanente and Azusa Pacific University. The program, started four years ago, brings nursing students from APU to District elementary schools to provide the shots to students who sign up. The shots are administered under the supervision of Kaiser Permanente. A team of a dozen nursing students visited two to three schools a day. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos Video

Baldwin Park Unified Recognizes Top School Attendance with Trophies

Follow-up Story: Baldwin Park Unified has recognized its schools with top attendance figures for the first month of school with trophies, part of a yearlong campaign to boost student performance by ensuring strong daily attendance. Sierra Vista Junior High, with an attendance rate of 98.14 percent, received the award for middle schools as well as a trophy for the being the overall winner. Baldwin Park High School, at 97.94 percent, and Santa Fe School, at 98.05 percent, were the winners in the high school and elementary categories. Schools across the nation annually designate September as Attendance Awareness Month. Baldwin Park Unified’s campaign – “Attendance Matters – Every School Day Counts!" – is a community-wide effort that will feature student assemblies, parent workshops, incentives for achievement and resources for families. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos