Baldwin Park Unified School District

Baldwin Park Unified School District

The district aims to support academic achievement through instruction that focuses on each student’s uniqueness.

State: California Number of Students: 18,407
School Type: Public School District Free and Reduced Lunch: 86.6%
Grade Level: K-Adult English Language Learners: 22.3%

School Context

Achievement: The district aims to support academic achievement through instruction that focuses on each student’suniqueness.

Assess to Success: Assessment is at the root of the district’s continuous improvement process. Feedback on studentsuccess is provided through observations, projects, teacher made tests, portfolios and writing.

Early Literacy: The district aims to support early literacy, by ensuring that each student becomes a proficient reader, writerand problem solver. To support this work, they follow recommendations from the “Teaching Reading” Program Advisory,California State Task Force Report, and “Building a Powerful Reading Program: From Research to Practice.”

State of Technology

Classroom Upgrade: Prior to 2012, students at Sierra Vista High Schoolwere attending school in portable classrooms. Thanks to a ten-year effortand $21 million in funding, in 2012 a new science and classroom buildingwas constructed. The building includes 26 classrooms, five computer labs,four science labs, one architecture lab and a construction technology lab.

Automotive Technology Pathway (ATP): In 2011, Baldwin Park HighSchool opened up a $3 million state-of-the-art auto center where studentsparticipating in the Automotive Technology Pathway program canexperience hands-on learning. The auto shop was funded by grants fromthe California Department of Education and aims to prepare 90 studentseach year for careers in the automotive industry. Local companies andbusiness owners support the program through partnerships that includedonations of supplies and instruction from professionals. Students in theATP program will be able to gain certification by training for AutomotiveService Excellence (ASE) Certification in brake systems, suspension andsteering, engines, electrical systems, charging/starting systems, airconditioning and engine management controls.

Cyber High and Titan Tech: Students in 11th and 12th grade at BaldwinPark and Sierra Vista high schools can make up classes and earn creditsby taking online classes through Cyber High and Titan Tech. Classes areavailable to students who have failed a class throughout the year.

*Content From 2015

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