Award Year: 2014

William T. Newland Elementary School

8787 Dolphin Street
Huntington Beach, CA, 92646-3218

(714) 378-4200

Mr. Christopher Mullin, Principal at time of Nomination

Fountain Valley School District

School Website

Mission

Our mission is to provide an educational environment which promotes academic excellence and enables all children to reach their full potential.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 66%
  • Hispanic: 11%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Asian: 12%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 7%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Newland first graders having a blast learning in class.

Newland first graders having a blast learning in class.

William T. Newland Elementary is a suburban school that serves the needs of 442 students enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten through fifth grade. The Newland community is 68% Caucasian, 14% Hispanic, 13% Asian, and 5% of our school population represents other ethnicities. Additionally, 17% of our students receive specialized academic services. Our mission is to provide an educational environment which promotes academic excellence and enables all children to reach their full potential. Newland’s laser focus on academic achievement requires us to continually adapt to the ever-changing needs of our student population because our number one priority is meeting the needs of all students. Through differentiated instruction and flexible grouping, our teachers pinpoint the unique needs of each student and provide targeted instruction in a small group setting to ensure student success. Additionally, Newland uses Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to emphasize school-wide supports that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school environment. Newland strives to provide students a balance instructional program that includes visual arts, choir, orchestra, and band along with several music-base assemblies throughout the year. At Newland, we focus on educating the whole child and fostering a sense of belonging within our school community. We are committed to propelling our Newland Dolphins to reach their greatest learning and social growth potential.