Situated in northeast Los Angeles County, the Newhall School District (grades UPK-6th) serves a portion of the City of Santa Clarita and the unincorporated communities of Stevenson Ranch and Westridge. Newhall's ten schools enroll just under 6000 students. The district serves a diverse population and is home to 40 languages among its students. Over 600 of our students attend our campuses through inter-district transfers into Newhall School District. While currently undergoing declining enrollment we will increase in the future with the recent selling of home-sites and the future construction of three new schools as part of the Fivepoint development.
Over the years, Newhall has distinguished itself as one of the highest achieving districts in California. All of its schools have earned California Distinguished School honors with the latest three awarded in 2018. Six of its schools have earned National Blue Ribbon Schools Recognition with 3 recently earning recognition in November of 2019. In addition, Innovate Public Schools recognition for high achievement levels among our Hispanic students at our Title 1 school sites as well as being identified as the number one district for Hispanic students in the California Positive Outliers study. Newhall is proud of the success of its students as it continues to outperform neighboring districts and eclipsing by far, Los Angeles County and State test scores. Test results can be viewed at the NSD website (www.newhallschooldistrict.com) Additional school data is located for the district and all school sites on the California Dashboard (https://www.caschooldashboard.org). Our teachers, administrators and staff believe that through their efforts, all of our students can achieve at high levels and we live our vision statement, "Empowering Every Child, Every Day".
As a district, we believe in a well rounded curriculum . We include impressive programs in music, visual arts and science. Each school has a dedicated science lab. Two voter approved bond measure have yielded, over the years, new schools, modernized facilities augmented technology and a performing arts theater for all schools to use. There is no doubt that our community supports the Newhall School District.
We are proud of our community partnerships that enable us to meet the needs of our students and their families. Through a partnership with College of the Canyons (COC) , our students have had opportunities to engage with the campus to learn about community college and begin to think about going to college. Our parents are able to attend English classes at their school site taught by COC staff. In addition to this partnership, we have partnerships with LA County Arts Ed Collective, CalArts, the City of Santa Clarita, the Santa Clarita Education Foundation, and collaborate with William S. Hart High School District to ensure a smooth transition for students entering middle school.
All of the aforementioned is owing to Newhall's culture of excellence- from the Governing Board to staff to parents -that always put students first. This makes Newhall an exceptionally rewarding place for students, parents, community and staff.