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Menlo Park City Elementary School District

The district believes that high standards and engaging instruction are critical to student achievement. In addition to engaging academic instruction, the district aims to instill curiosity as well as innovation and critical thinking among all learners.

State: California Number of Students: 2,943
School Type: Public School District Free and Reduced Lunch: 6.0%
Grade Level: K-8 English Language Learners: 8.1%

School Context

A Staff that Inspires: The district is committed to hiring staff that are highly qualified and motivate students to learn.

Engaging Academics: MPCSD believes that high standards and engaging instruction are critical to student achievement. Thedistrict is driven to ensure that all instruction is highly engaging.

Curiosity and Critical Thinking: In addition to engaging academic instruction, MPCSD aims to instill curiosity as well asinnovative and critical thinking among all learners.

Positive and Safe Learning Environment: The district realizes the importance of the learning environment and aims to providesafe and supportive school communities.

Financial Stability: The district has a goal of achieving long term financial stability by carefully allocating funds and maximizingresources.


State of Technology

Partnership with the Stanford d.School: About 20 MPCSD teachers worked with design thinkers at the Stanford d.School as part of a district-wide partnership. The work was focused on designing lessons that support implementation of the Common Core in grades K-8.

1:1 iPad Initiative: At Hillview Middle School, all students have iPads thatthey are allowed to use both at school and at home. The 1:1 initiative rolledout slowly over the past few years. All students are required to take a specialcourse covering iPad use and digital citizenship before bringing their iPadshome.

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