Our mission is to provide every student enrolled at Mission School access to a challenging and comprehensive curriculum presented by a passionate and dynamic staff
in a learning environment that emphasizes enthusiasm, responsibility and respect.
We are dedicated to the principle that what is taught here is not an education
but the means by which to become educated.
Blue & Yellow Day
Choir Performance 2:30
PTO Mtg 3:15
Band Performance 2:30
Special Board Mtg 5:30
Dismissal on Minimum Days
Mission Union Elementary School is a small rural K-8 school with a current enrollment of 125 students. It is located in Monterey County approximately 5 miles west of Soledad, California.
Mission school was established to provide schooling for the children of the Salvation Army's Fort Romie settlement established in 1897. The original school was situated approximately one quarter of a mile West of the current school site in a one room house. In 1932, a new school was built just East of the original school and in 1974, Mission School relocated to the East across Foothill Road to its current location.
Founded as an agricultural settlement, the community has held fast to those farming roots. The majority of people residing within the district are involved in agriculture and agribusiness. Occupying the western edge of the Salinas Valley, a diverse selection of produce constitutes a significant portion of agricultural production. Also, the Mission District lines stretches up into the Santa Lucia Highlands which provides ideal weather patterns for a thriving wine industry. As such, students are heavily involved in agricultural activities and organizations. The Mission 4-H Club holds its monthly meetings in the Mission Union School District's multi-purpose room.
A primary strength of the school is without question the harmonious relationship between community and school. The resulting synergy creates a school environment that is not only positive but productive. The Mission PTO provides tens of thousands of dollars each year toward classroom supplies, educational field trips and other opportunities that would not be available otherwise with the dwindling state budget.
In 2004, the residents of the district voted to approve a $300,000 bond for upgrades to technology and facilities. This provides student access to the technological support necessary for them to thrive in today's academic climate.
Also, Mission students enjoy full time music and art programs. These programs are into their fourth year and are currently funded through the next two years. Due to these programs our students have experienced competing in California's Great America's "Music in the Park" in Santa Clara California in both Choral and Band. Last year, our students art projects were entered into an art contest. Several of those entries were selected to be published in the 2012 edition of "Celebrating Art" published in Smithfield Utah.
These opportunities are a direct result of the collegial relationship that exists between all stakeholders. It is this close bond between, parents, community members, students and staff that has created the culture of success which exists in our district.