Mountain View Whisman School District (MVWSD) is located in Mountain View, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley. MVWSD, an award-winning district, serves a diverse student population in preschool through eighth grade representing a wide range of ethnicities, languages, cultures, and economic status. After graduating from middle school, students arrive prepared at the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District; one of the best in the state.
The District provides a broad curriculum that includes art, music (with community support from the Mountain View Educational Foundation), physical education, and specialized programs at some schools such as Spanish- English Dual Immersion (Mistral) and Parent Participation (Stevenson PACT). Students and staff have ready access to technology in a 1:1 environment to enhance and support student learning as well as to support the work of teachers, principals, and district-level staff.
Within MVWSD, there is a culture of dedication and commitment to serving the students at all levels. The community is open and embraces the students, staff, and District. All stakeholders are willing to do what is required to improve students’ learning experiences and outcomes. Our Profile of a Graduate seeks to capture what we want for our students as learners and citizens. The competencies and attributes are the center of our work and drive our teaching and learning experiences, community partnerships, and the key components of our strategic plan.
Community partnerships provide a wide range of support and enrichment for student learning including opportunities for after-school activities and field trips. A large percentage of parents are also engaged in supporting schools as volunteers, committee members, decision makers, and advocates for their children.