Fontana Unified School District

  • Fontana Unified’s 2016-17 Graduation Rate Tops County, State Figures

    Fontana Unified School District’s graduation rate reached 90.6 percent in 2016-17, thanks to strong student support and peer mentorship programs aimed at boosting academic achievement and promoting lifelong learning. This overall graduation rate encompasses alternative education, which is traditionally lower than rates at comprehensive high schools. District grad rates also topped the 2016-17 numbers for San Bernardino County and the state, according to data released by the state Department of Education.

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  • Fontana Unified Welcomes Back Students for 2018-19 School Year

    Fontana Unified students returned to school for the 2018-19 year on Aug. 6, greeted by new administrators, expanded early education programs and learning opportunities designed to strengthen instruction and inspire academic excellence. The District extended its full-day kindergarten to three additional schools this year, including Almond Elementary. There, parents were invited to escort their children into their new classrooms, meet their new teachers and help ease the transition into school life.

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  • Fontana Unified Administrators Envision the Future of Education during Leadership Institute

    Nearly 200 Fontana Unified administrators brainstorm creative solutions to educational challenges, celebrated innovation among their peers and strengthened their management skills during the District’s inaugural Leadership Institute on July 16 and 17. The two-day, team-building seminar kicked off with a keynote address from Dr. Adam Steltzner, the chief engineer on NASA’s Mars 2020 project. Steltzner discussed his unconventional path to becoming a NASA engineer and discussed the importance of embracing curiosity-based decision making.

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Fontana Unified’s 2016-17 Graduation Rate Tops County, State Figures

Fontana Unified School District’s graduation rate reached 90.6 percent in 2016-17, thanks to strong student support and peer mentorship programs aimed at boosting academic achievement and promoting lifelong learning. This overall graduation rate encompasses alternative education, which is traditionally lower than rates at comprehensive high schools. District grad rates also topped the 2016-17 numbers for San Bernardino County and the state, according to data released by the state Department of Education.

Fontana Unified Elementary Schools Receive Backpack Donations

Fontana Unified kicked off the 2018-19 school year on Aug. 6 with new campus leaders, expanded early educational programs and instructional opportunities. At South Tamarind and Shadow Hills elementary schools, students received a surprise visit from Golden State Foods representatives, who donated backpacks full of school supplies. Photos are available.

Fontana Unified Welcomes Back Students for 2018-19 School Year

Fontana Unified students returned to school for the 2018-19 year on Aug. 6, greeted by new administrators, expanded early education programs and learning opportunities designed to strengthen instruction and inspire academic excellence. The District extended its full-day kindergarten to three additional schools this year, including Almond Elementary. There, parents were invited to escort their children into their new classrooms, meet their new teachers and help ease the transition into school life.

Fontana Unified Elementary to Provide New STEM Learning Opportunities

Canyon Crest Elementary School will provide new activities and resources to help students explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in 2018-19. The school, which offers a Maker Space dedicated to hand-on creativity and mobile computer and tablet labs for coding and computer programming, will add an “Innovation Space” that features Lego robotics and Merge augmented/virtual reality cubes.

Fontana Unified Welcomes 4 New Elementary School Principals

Fontana Unified School District has appointed four new elementary school principals, who will welcome students, faculty and staff for the 2018-19 year on Monday, Aug. 6. Sandra Loudermilk will lead Date Elementary, Amanda Colon will lead Locust Elementary, Lauri Martin will helm Palmetto Elementary and Dr. Amanda Beasley will oversee Randall Pepper Elementary.

Fontana Unified Administrators Envision the Future of Education during Leadership Institute

Nearly 200 Fontana Unified administrators brainstorm creative solutions to educational challenges, celebrated innovation among their peers and strengthened their management skills during the District’s inaugural Leadership Institute on July 16 and 17. The two-day, team-building seminar kicked off with a keynote address from Dr. Adam Steltzner, the chief engineer on NASA’s Mars 2020 project. Steltzner discussed his unconventional path to becoming a NASA engineer and discussed the importance of embracing curiosity-based decision making.

Fontana Unified to Hold Info Sessions on Computer Science Immersion

Fontana Unified’s Chaparral Elementary School will highlight its new Code to the Future curriculum, which immerses students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade in computer science instruction, during information sessions at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, July 23. Chaparral is one of just two Code to the Future elementary schools in the district and in the Inland Empire. For more information, call (909) 357-5450.

Fontana Unified Expands Full-day Kindergarten Offerings in 2018-19

Fontana Unified School District is expanding its early learning program to offer full-day kindergarten at three additional schools in 2018-19. Almond, Mango and Maple elementary schools will offer full-day kindergarten classes for the first time, joining Citrus, Juniper, Sierra Lakes and Tokay elementary schools. While all seven full-day kinder programs are full, half-day kindergarten enrollment is still open at the remaining school sites. For more information, call (909) 357-5000.

Fontana Unified Honors Parent, Community Volunteers

Fontana Unified School District recently honored nearly 40 parent and community volunteers who spent countless hours advocating on behalf of students during the 2017-18 year. Members of each of the District’s six parent advisory councils were applauded for their dedication to ensuring students receive the best programs and services for their needs.