Award Year: 2021

Mountain View Elementary School

5465 Queen Anne Lane
Santa Barbara, CA, 93111-1028

(805) 681-1284

Dr. Joanna Lauer, Principal at time of Nomination

Goleta Union School District

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Mountain View School provides a comprehensive education that engages students, staff, and community in developing inquisitive, resilient learners prepared for a diverse and dynamic world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 64%
  • Hispanic: 20%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 11%
Mountain View: Our school, our community, our future.

Mountain View: Our school, our community, our future.

Mountain View School strives for excellence in all of the ways we serve students and our community. We are clear about our goals, committed to our mission, and dedicated to continuous improvement.

Ours is an inclusive school with layers of systems that make a difference in academic achievement. We maintain a close eye on student learning, and when it is impacted, we employ a variety of strategies to understand and address it. Data team meetings are held quarterly at Mountain View, and every student's trajectory in reading and math is reviewed with the grade level teams, principal, and support personnel. Staff actively reinforce student learning with early reading intervention and increase or decrease the frequency and intensity of our intervention cycles as our data evolves. Teachers meet in grade level teams weekly to discuss common formative assessments and adjust Tier-1 instruction in a fluid manner. We have a variety of approaches and assessments in place to ensure that each student at our school is making progress by whatever means is appropriate.

Community is highly valued at our school. The positive ways in which we support behavior allow for students to learn, safely make mistakes, and reflect on their growth along the way. We want students to acquire life skills that will not only benefit them in elementary school, but that will support them in their lives beyond. We want each student to know that they are valued, respected, and that their uniqueness is a gift to all of us at Mountain View.