To Provide a Learning Environment Where

Students Develop the Skills Needed for Success.

Principal of the Year Award

Mrs. Jenn Handy received the Principal of the Year Award on February 4, 2016 from the

Association of California School Administrators.

Congratulations!  We are so proud of you!


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Excellence in Education

At an awards ceremony held Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Merced County Office of Education and Educational Employees Credit Union recognized outstanding teachers and employees of Merced County.  Atwater Elementary School District had one employee who was nominated as Teacher of the Year, and one employee who was selected as Merced County Employee of the Year. 

Congratulations to both of them!


Merced County Employee of the Year

 Anjelica Dillsaver  

Thomas Olaeta Elementary School


Merced County Teacher of the Year Nominee



Ernest “Jo” Fernandez

Bellevue Senior Elementary School



Atwater Elementary School District's Food Service Supervisor Lisa Ludwig and Sodexo Consultant Sandra Sanchez attended the annual Farm 2U Agriculture Day hosted at the Merced County Fairgrounds.  They presented the Rethink your Drink display and Nutritional label reading with students.  Students also pledged that they would make better decisions in drink choices and to add more drinking water to their day.


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We believe that students are the focus of public education.


We believe that each student is unique and that our staff and programs provide for multiple opportunities for success.


We believe in developing academically competent, confident and considerate citizens.


We believe that learning occurs best in a safe and respectful environment.


We believe our students’ success depends upon a highly qualified staff who are valued and respected for their diverse backgrounds.


We believe that we serve students best through programs and practices that are responsive to changing needs.


We believe that our success depends upon the development of effective leaders,

staff and students who create a vision and translate that vision into reality.




GOAL ONE              

Align District Human and Fiscal Resources to Support Student Achievement from Classroom Outward


GOAL TWO               

Refine Instructional Programs to Improve Performance of ALL Students


GOAL THREE         

Ensure Fiscal Integrity of the District


GOAL FOUR           

Foster and Maintain Constructive Relationships Among Students,  Staff, Families, and Community Members


GOAL FIVE              

Ensure District Infrastructure Supports Student Learning:  Facilities, Technology, Food Service, Transportation, and Maintenance