District News

On this page, we’ll keep you informed about everything going on within our district. Whether it be important events or awards and kudos, visit this page often so you are always well-informed.

Congratulations to Joseph Anderson
UHS Shines in California History Day Competition

Upland High School Seniors Tristan Huang and Caitlin Huang will advance to the National History Day competition after taking home championship honors at the California State History Day contest in Rocklin. The two UHS students were state champions in the group performance category for their presentation, “The Cultural Revolution.” They will attempt to win a U.S. championship at the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland, June 5-11. Of the 25 projects representing Upland High School and the Upland Unified School District (UUSD) at the State History Day competition, 12 were named as finalists – the largest number in the district’s history and among the 10 highest totals in the state this year. Please view our full news release for more information.

Baldy View ROP Enrollment for Fall, Summer, And Adult Courses Open Now

Baldy View ROP enrollment for fall, summer, and adult courses is now open. Register online today!

California Disclosure of Legal Records

As many of our county schools and districts have learned, U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller ordered additional safeguards be placed for the release of student data and stated that copies of the CalPADS database will not be produced for plaintiffs in the Morgan Hill Case.

County Schools has provided an update on the court ruling of Feb. 29 by Judge Mueller, as well as links to the California Department of Education’s webpage that provides additional information.

For more information on the Morgan Hill case, please visit the County Schools’ webpage.

As more information becomes available, County Schools will continue to provide updates.

UHS Stadium Renovation

The Upland Unified School District (UUSD) and the city of Upland announced that renovation of the Upland High School football stadium will begin in June with the installation of state-of-the-art playing surfaces and, ultimately, replacement of the facility’s decades-old bleachers.

The UUSD Board of Education approved the $1 million funding plan for the project’s first phase, replacement of the football field turf and track surface, and starting the bid process for the bleacher renovation.

Work will begin June 12, after the close of the current school year, and will be completed by the start of the fall football season.

For more information, please read the news article in full here.

UHS Tennis Team is 2017 CIF Southern Section Team Academic Champion

With a cumulative weighted grade-point average of 4.33, the Upland Highlanders tennis team is the 2017 CIF Southern Section Team Academic Champion, beating out 1,500 other teams from all sports. In recognition of this extraordinary achievement, we will honor the team with a championship banner at Angels Stadium on April 25. Please read the news release in full.

Energy Efficiency Program

Upland Unified School District, in its commitment to educational, financial, and environmental stewardship, has partnered with PacificWest Energy Solutions to develop an energy program to: 

  • Improve learning environments, including better classroom air quality.
  • Reduce energy expenditure by 15%-25%.
  • Enhance its commitment to environmentalism by reducing carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.

Furthermore, the District is doing so at no cost to our taxpayers. The District is strategically leveraging California State Proposition 39 to access state funding for the energy improvements and optimizations.

To qualify for this funding, the first step is an in-depth analysis of the District’s energy infrastructure. This analysis will start Monday, April 17, and we anticipate it will be complete by May 1. During this timeframe, PacificWest will deploy its team of engineers, subject matter experts, and vendors throughout the District. They will be identified by PacificWest attire, badging, and/or construction vests. The District and PacificWest understand the importance of minimizing disturbance to the learning and working environments. We will coordinate activities during off-hours and around class schedules to mitigate any such disturbance.

Upland Unified School District is excited to improve the facilities for our students, teachers, staff, and community. In doing so, the District is demonstrating stewardship of its infrastructure, finances, and sustainability initiatives.

California State Thespian Festival

For the past five years, the California State Thespian Festival has taken place at the Highlander Auditorium and Upland High School. The thespian festival, sponsored by the CA Educational Theatre Association, features numerous performances presented by high school students from throughout the state. Students also participate in a variety of workshops led by theatre professionals, individual performances, tech events, auditions for scholarships, and talks with college representatives. This year, over 1,120 high school students, chaperones, and troupe directors from across the state attended the festival and conference. They also handed out over $12,000 in scholarships. We invite you to view our festival video to see what made this such an amazing, successful event.

New California Dashboard Information

Beginning March 15, the California Department of Education is field testing a new website designed to help families access important information about K–12 districts and schools. Called the California School Dashboard, the site features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English-Learner progress and suspension rates. We encourage you to visit our New California Dashboard Information page to learn more.