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Educational Services

About Us

The Westminster School District is committed to providing a quality education for all students, preschool through eighth grade. In particular, the Educational Services Division is dedicated to supporting students, staff and parents as we work collaboratively to develop programs and opportunities to build well-rounded students. We focus on the academic success and personal growth of each child.

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are a driving force in the District’s Framework for Progress. PLCs provide the structure for collaboration amongst grade level and department educators as they work toward a common goal of student success. This ongoing collaboration takes place among grade level teachers, department teams, school to school teams and district teams. All work focuses on the following five essential questions:

  1. What do we want students to learn? (This is the taught curriculum.)
  2. How will we set them up to be successful? (The instructional strategies that will be used.)
  3. How will we know they are learning? (This includes formative and summative assessment.)
  4. What are we going to do if they don’t learn it? (This supports intervention.)
  5. What are we going to do if they already know it? (This supports differentiation.)

Vision

High academic achievement, health, safety and well-being for all Westminster School District students.

Mission Statement

To empower students to become lifelong learners and fulfilled, productive citizens in a changing world.

Long-Range Board Achievement Goal

All students will graduate from middle school prepared to succeed academically and socially in high school, pass the CAHSEE, and pursue post-secondary choices.

Essentials elements for Continuous Improvement

  • Focus on learning rather than teaching
  • Work collaboratively
  • Monitor and measure on a frequent and timely basis
  • Build capacity of students and staff

Did you know?

The Westminster School District was named in a statewide research study as a model for hands-on, inquiry-based elementary science instruction.