Bonita Unified School District

115 W. Allen Ave. San Dimas, CA 91773   |  Phone: (909)971-8200
School Safety Hot Line: (909)394-9393 (Anonymous Reporting)

Superintendent

Superintendent’s Message

Bonita’s Future is Bright

As we cross into the second half of the school year in the Bonita Unified School District, I am reminded of the importance of taking time to reflect on our accomplishments and to embrace the exciting opportunities and successes that are in our future. Bonita has a long-standing reputation for being one of the finest Districts in the nation.  This did not happen by chance; it is the result of the intentional commitment of always putting students first.

During the first half of this school year, we celebrated student achievements in academics, athletics, activities, and the arts. Our students scored big gains on California state assessments. Our staff and students were recognized locally, regionally, and statewide for successes on and off the athletic field. The district’s financial health is solid. Our first-class facilities continue to improve with a new gym at Ramona Middle School and a gym nearly completed for the students and community of Lone Hill Middle School.  It is through the hard work and dedication of all in Bonita and our community partners that we have so much of which to be proud.

As we look into the near future, the District continues to focus on equity and access for all students.  The one everlasting truth in education is that we will never “arrive.”  There is no destination. As the world evolves and the skills required for our students change, so do our practices.  We will continue to hone our teaching skills, so all classrooms integrate technology, have collaborative environments, provide opportunities for creative expression, infuse problem-solving methodologies, and promote hands-on learning. Most importantly, the work will be fun and engaging.

The Bonita Unified School District has tremendously talented teaching staff on every campus in every classroom, and behind every great teacher is an unending amount of support from our classified, certificated, and management teams.  It is because of this support, the most important work is done well every day — the interaction between teachers and students.  

In a few months, graduation stages will be built, and hundreds of Bonita USD graduates will walk up ready to attend universities, local colleges, and technical schools and to enter into the competitive workforce and military.  I am confident that Bonita is not only preparing our students with the necessary skills for the 21st century we live in today but giving them a solid foundation for the future.

The future for Bonita is not only bright; it’s progressive. I look forward to what we will accomplish together as we finish the 2017-18 school year stronger than ever.

It is my humble privilege to be of service to the students, staff, and community members of Bonita Unified School District.

Sincerely,

Carl Coles
Interim Superintendent