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About our District

The Moreno Valley Unified School District is the third-largest district in Riverside County, the 23rd largest in California, educating nearly 32,000 students in grades TK-12 at 40 schools.

front of the district office

Vision

To empower students to become future-ready and positively impact the world.

Mission

We will provide an equitable education for all students to be prepared for college and/or a viable career path for a successful life.

Equity

Moreno Valley Unified School District aims to be a district that maintains a high level of cultural proficiency. We strive for our staff and processes to respect and support people of all races, ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, sexual orientations, religious affiliations, national origins and many other diversity factors.

About Our District

The Moreno Valley Unified School District is the third-largest district in Riverside County, the 23rd largest in California, educating nearly 32,000 students in grades TK-12 at 40 schools.  MVUSD consists of 23 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 4 comprehensive high schools, and 7 alternative schools. The District provides a state preschool program, an online academy and an adult education program. 

Employees:

  • 3,991 (management, certificated, classified) permanent employees serving our students)

  • 1,080 substitutes (certificated, classified)  employees serving our students)

About Our Community

The City of Moreno Valley, including a small portion of Riverside and parts of unincorporated Riverside County, span over 51 square miles. Moreno Valley is the second-largest city in Riverside County. Located in Southern California, Moreno Valley is a “bedroom community” with inexpensive housing and a limited employment base with many families commuting to other cities for employment. 

Our Goals

The  Goals (and their Outcomes) are the "how" in our Strategic Plan. They are the roadmap to measuring the success of the district, and the metrics used to ensure that the vision and mission of the district are met. 

  • Goal 1: Promote academic growth for every student.
  • Goal 2: Establish college and career readiness for every student.
  • Goal 3: Ensure equitable opportunities for every student.
  • Goal 4: Provide a safe, welcoming, respectful and rigorous learning environment for every member of the school community.
  • Goal 5: Support effective communication throughout the district. 

Portrait of a Graduate 

The Portrait of a Graduate is the District’s vision for the 21st century skills, character traits, and/or social-emotional competencies that students need to succeed in college, career, and life. The six competencies are:

  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Perseverance
Mortar board showing components of MVUSD's Portrait of a Graduate

Portrait of a Graduate Poster

11 Commitments 

We expect that all district leaders use these 11 Commitments to develop a collective culture of Excellence on Purpose and to guide our work each day. These commitments will keep us soaring on the path to success.

  1. Always start with WHY
  2. Have good manners
  3. Listen to understand
  4. Are personally and collectively responsible for our actions and outcomes
  5. Intend to be successful and collaborative
  6. Act in a professional and authentic manner
  7. Maintain personal balance and positive mental health
  8. Are leaders and accept the responsibility and sacrifice – Ensuring Equity for all!
  9. Are proficient and time effective
  10. Enhance community through action
  11. Have FUN

Who We Serve

The Moreno Valley Unified School District serves 31,609 students. 

Student Group Number Percentage
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 24,724 78.21%
Emergent Bilinguals
(English Learners)
6,452 20.4%
Students with Disabilities 4,435 14%
Students in Foster Care 577 1.8%

*These numbers reflect the 2021-2022 report on Dataquest. DataQuest is the California Department of Education’s web-based data reporting system for publicly reporting information about California students, teachers, and schools. 

Ethnicity Number Percentage
African American 3,987 12.61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 56 0.18%
Asian 416 1.32%
Filipino 364 1.15%
Hispanic or Latino 23,487 74.30%
Pacific Islander 228 0.72%
White 1,889 5.98%
Two or More Races 918 2.90%
Not Reported 264 0.84%

*These numbers reflect the 2021-2022 report on Dataquest. DataQuest is the California Department of Education’s web-based data reporting system for publicly reporting information about California students, teachers, and schools.