NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
December 2, 2015 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909)595-1261 ext. 31204
Walnut Valley Makes the Grade
WALNUT, CA--Walnut Valley Unified School District has once again been recognized as a premier school district in the state and nation in the newest Niche rankings, receiving an A+ grade.
The “2016 Best Public School District in America” report issued in late November provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall experience of a school district.
Walnut Valley ranked #149 in the United States out of more than 12,000 school districts.
At the time of calculations, 12,153 districts across the country were measured on key factors including strength of academies, health and safety, student culture and diversity, sports and fitness, extracurricular and activities, school resources, quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews for overall excellence of the district.
Additionally, Walnut Valley is ranked among only 33 school districts in the state to receive an A+ grade and overall rank of #14, out of more than 1,000 California school districts.
The report also lists Walnut Valley as the 4th highest ranked school district in California with enrollment greater than 12,000, just behind Palo Alto, Pleasanton, and Irvine.
The Niche rankings focus on a well-rounded educational experience for all kids.
“It’s nice to see these kinds of reports that inform the public, and most importantly our school community, of the wonderful educational experiences that are happening in Walnut Valley schools every day!” said Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor.
“Thank you and congratulations to our teachers, classified and support personnel, and administrators!”
A+ Schools! Westhoff Elementary teacher Susan Tang begins a lesson with first grade student Westin Wong.
Walnut Valley USD is ranked among the top school districts in the country in the 2016 Niche “Best Schools in America” report. Shown: Evergreen Elementary fifth grade robotics teams are part of the Project Lead The Way Launch, a new program implemented last year.
District Teacher of the year Jennifer Veneracion uses technology with her CJ Morris Elementary fifth grade students.