Superintendent Search Information

  • Duarte Unified School District is conducting a search for a new superintendent following the resignation of Dr. Allan J. Mucerino who will be leaving at the end of this school year to assume the role of Superintendent for Alvord Unified School District located in Riverside County, CA.

    “The Board of Education owes a debt of gratitude to Dr. Mucerino and we wish him well in the next school district where he will lead.  The Competitive Advantage Plan he helped bring to fruition, which serves as our strategic blueprint for the future, will continue to be our focus. We are already at work to select the next superintendent, who will carry the vision forward into the years ahead.  We will present the next candidate to the public in June,” stated Board President, Douglas Edwards.

    At the Special Meeting held on April 9, the Duarte Unified School District's Board of Education contracted with Leadership Associates to assist in the recruitment and selection of the district’s new superintendent. For updates and further information, please visit the Superintendent Search Updates section of our website here or call (626) 599-5037.

     

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STEAM Summer School Information

  • Please find registration and program information for the STEAM Summer School Experience that runs July 2 -July 30 at the link below. 
     
     
    If you have questions, contact Sitlaly Martinez at 626-224-4624 or by email to samartinez@duarteusd.org.
     

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Superintendent's Weekly Messages

News

  • Three DUSD Schools Named to the Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll

    Beardslee Dual Language Academy, Royal Oaks STEAM Academy and Valley View Elementary have been named to the 2017 - 2018 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for their high achievement and student success. The program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. These three Duarte Unified schools are among only 1,798 public schools in California to be recognized for this honor. ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts. Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.

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  • DUSD Hosts 2018 Special Olympics Spring Games

    In partnership with the Special Olympics Southern California San Gabriel Valley Region, Duarte Unified hosted the 2018 Spring Games at Duarte High School on Friday, May 4. Student athletes from 13 districts from across the San Gabriel Valley came to represent their schools at Falcon Stadium. The event kicked-off with a rousing Opening Ceremony led by Superintendent Mucerino with help from DHS students James Ballard and Reid Wideman. Each athlete took the oath, "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." And, they were! In addition to the fan favorite races and long jump events, this year marked the first time a unified relay was included made up of general and special education students from Team DHS! Kudos to the following for helping make sure the day was a success: DHS ASB, DHS Athletes, DHS Adult Transition Program, DUSD SPED Team, Duarte Parent Volunteers, West Coast University Physical Therapy Students, DHS Admin Team & DUSD Adapted PE Teacher, Greg Saris for facilitating the entire event!

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  • Board Approves DUEA & DUSD Compensation Agreement Resulting in Multi-Year Salary Increase for Certificated Staff

    The bargaining teams of the Duarte Unified School District (DUSD) and the Duarte Unified Educators Association (DUEA) are pleased to jointly announce that a tentative multi-year agreement regarding compensation for certificated staff members has been reached and has been Board approved. This provides certificated staff a total salary increase of 7.0% over the course of the agreement. The members of DUEA ratified the tentative agreement on March 23, with 84% of members voting in support of the agreed upon terms. The negotiators for both bargaining teams are to be commended for working collaboratively through the Interest Based Bargaining process to achieve a mutually beneficial result for both parties. The tentative agreement was approved by the Board of Education at the Regular Meeting held Thursday, April 19. Click on banner to read full press release.

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  • STEAM Summer Experience Offered by DUSD

    The S.T.E.A.M. Summer Experience at Duarte Unified School District offering Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics enrichment and academic classes in partnership with Opportunities for Learning (OFL) for all students entering Kindergarten-12th grade is coming! Save these dates: July 2-30 (Monday-Friday, 8am-Noon) Locations: (Grade level student will be entering for 2018-19 school year) Kinder-Grade 4: Beardslee Grades 5-8: Valley View Grades 9-12: DHS Further details regarding registration, course information, daycare options and more will be available April 19th. Students enrolled in DUSD and students from outside of our district are all welcome to attend!

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  • DUSD Featured Nationally for 21st Century Campus Modernization Success

    The transition of our facilities from elementary school campuses to TK-8 academies is featured by Gen7 Schools as a national model of success. The construction of innovative, energy-efficient learning spaces, advancement of the arts, integration of cutting-edge technology and engaging instruction of 21st century skills are top priorities for DUSD, and our new Gen7 facilities deliver on every goal. A total of 22 new Gen7 permanent modular classrooms have been installed throughout the district allowing existing programs to be expanded and new ones to be launched. These new learning environments are equipped with flexible furniture for unmatched comfort and performance. We encourage community members to come visit and see the transformation to 21st Century Schools taking place at all of our campuses by signing up for a tour at come2duarteusd.com and read the full article at www.gen7schools.com.

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  • Welding Technology Dual Enrollment Career Training Program Starts June 26, Register Today!

    Duarte Unified's collaboration with Mt. San Antonio College, Delafield Coorporation and several business and community partners has resulted in a dual enrollment career training program designed to give students in Grades 9-12 the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain employment in a variety of industries related to Welding and Fabrication that include construction, aerospace, lighting, and automotive aftermarket industries. Through this unique partnership, students have the opportunity to obtain an Associate of Science Degree in Welding, as well as four academic certificates of completion including certification for Structural Steel - Manual and Semi-Automatic, and Light Gage Steel.

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  • DHS Boys Basketball Team Wins CIF Division 5A Championship

    For the first time in the history of the school, the Duarte High School Boys Basketball Team won the CIF Division 5A Championship Title! The pride our boys have brought to the entire Duarte community has been something to behold. In his first year as head coach, Earl Sanchez led his team to the Montview League Title and the CIF Division 5A Championship. The Falcons also advanced for the first time into the second round of the State CIF Division 5 Tournament. Thank you to everyone who supported our student-athletes during their record breaking season and congrats to every member of the team on making history!

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  • Register Now for Dual Language Spanish-English Program Offered at Beardslee K-8 Academy

    Just a few seats remain in our Spanish-English Dual Language Immersion Program for the 2018-19 school year at Beardslee K-8 Academy! The dual language immersion program at Beardslee has been designed to educate English learners and native English speakers together. The outcome is mastery of academic subject matter content in both English and Spanish. The dual language immersion program is available for students entering kindergarten and first grade. As Beardslee is a K-8 model, students will continue dual language instruction in specific subject areas when they reach 6-8th grades. Families with children entering kindergarten and first grade can apply now by calling 626-599-5200 or by completing the enrollment request form. We also encourage prospective families to visit Beardslee and all schools in the district by signing up for a campus tour at www.come2duarteusd.com.

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  • Duarte High Offers the Only 4 Year Early College Degree-Bearing Program in the Region

    Duarte High School in partnership with Citrus College offers the only Four-Year Early College Dual Enrollment Degree-Bearing Program in the San Gabriel Valley. This unprecedented opportunity is available to students in grades 9-12. The Early College Program blends high school and college in a rigorous and supportive cohort program. Students simultaneously earn a high school diploma and complete between 30-60 college units depending on the pathway they choose, including earning an Associate of Science Degree. This program affords families a cost savings of thousands of dollars compared to the price of entering college after high school graduation, and provides an accelerated pathway for students wanting to get a head start on graduate work or entry into their career of choice.

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  • DUSD to Offer One-of-a-Kind H.O.P.E. Academy (Hospitality Occupations Preparation Education)

    Duarte High School, Mt. San Antonio College and the City of Hope have entered into another one-of-a-kind partnership to offer a Hospitality Occupations Pathway including a Culinary Arts Academy. Articulation is underway to create the only dual enrollment opportunity of this kind in the San Gabriel Valley. Already certified by the National Academy Foundation (NAF) as an Academy for Culinary Entrepreneurship, the new program offered by Duarte High School will deliver learning opportunities for entry into careers in the hospitality industry offering students certification and an Associate of Science Degree upon completion to be developed with partner colleges. Courses will be delivered at DHS in a state-of-the-art Culinary Classroom to be expanded and retro-fitted with a new professional-grade kitchen that will be ready for students entering the program Fall of 2018.

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  • DHS Wind Symphony Wins Superior Rating

    Congratulations to the Duarte High School Wind Symphony on receiving an award of “Superior” on Tuesday, March 6th, at the band and orchestra festival at Baldwin Park High School. This rating is the highest possible scoring for a performance of concert music, and represents a score that ranks our band in the top 10% of musical organizations in the state. It is the first time that the band has earned such a high distinction! As a result of the high rating by the judging panel, the Duarte High Wind Ensemble has been invited to the Southern California Band And Orchestra Association Regional Festival at Excelsior High School in Norwalk. This contest will be for bands that have received “Superior” ratings from earlier festival judges across the state, and will present the highest level of music festival adjudication. It is the first time in school history that Duarte High School has had a band invited to attend this competition. Bravo to the musicians and Band Director Willis!

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  • Introducing Our New School Logos

    Duarte Unified School District is excited to reveal the new logos that have been custom designed for each of our schools. After a comprehensive development process led by our Principals that was school-based and included numerous forums for feedback from stakeholders at each site, the final products are unique to each campus, yet fit together to show district unity. They also pay homage to the school's original mascots, with the exception of M.I.T. High School, who made the bold decision to switch their mascot from a bull dog to a tiger. Thank you to everyone that participated in each stage throughout the process. Check with your school for information regarding how to purchase new logo merchandise and spirit wear.

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  • Dragon Kim Foundation, CSArts & DUSD Partner to Provide Elementary Music Program

    The Dragon Kim Foundation, and CSArts - SGV have partnered with our district to provide a free after-school music class for students in grades K-4 who attend DUSD. Fifty students elected to participate in a special general music class that meets every Friday from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the CSArts campus. Students will learn the fundamentals of music through singing, playing percussion instruments, and movement in a fun and interactive setting. The class is taught by Ms. Lindsie Hardy who also teaches choral music at DUSD schools during the instructional day. An added bonus, fourteen CSArts Instrumental Music students have volunteered to work as student-mentors for the 50 elementary school students. The first class was held on February 23, and will continue through April with a performance scheduled on May 3, at 7:30 p.m.

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  • DUSD Awards Golden Apple to Raymond Abernathy

    The Duarte Unified School District awarded Raymond Abernathy with the Golden Apple Award at the annual Association of California School Administrators recognition breakfast held at the Santa Anita Race Track on February 21, 2018. Ray was recognized for this honor because of the care and support he provides the hundreds of children he has guided as a probation officer and trusted mentor. We are in awe of the commitment and dedication Ray puts into his work and the positive difference he is making in the lives of our youth. Thank you Ray for all that you do for the children of the Duarte Unified School District!

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  • Students from China Visit DUSD

    Student visitors from China attended classes at Northview and Duarte High School the week of February 20, 2018. This is a follow up to the cultural exchange program for Duarte High School students who traveled to Yuhuan High School last summer. Our Chinese visitors participated in our Mandarin classes, engaged in school activities and had a great time developing friendships with our Falcons and Cardinals.

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  • Senator Anthony Portantino Visits DUSD

    The leading early childhood education advocacy nonprofit group called Child360, formerly known as LAUP, selected Duarte Preschool as a model Early Education program to host a visit by Senator Anthony Portantino, Chair of the Education Budget Subcommittee, on December 15. A key player in early childhood education policy, Portantino was impressed by Duarte Preschool's highly qualified teachers and their delivery of GLAD techniques and STEM integration. A round table discussion followed the tour attended by early childhood experts, DUSD officials, and Board Members Diaz and Bell to address funding and wrap around service supports to ensure all children have the right start they need to succeed in school and life. Learn more about our Duarte Preschool programs and how to enroll here.

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