Chaffey Joint Union High School District
|Chaffey Joint Union High School District|
|211 West Fifth Street
Ontario, California 91762
|School type||School district|
|Motto||"Nothing is more important than student learning and student Achievement."|
|School board||Chaffey Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees|
|Communities served||Ontario, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga, and portions of Fontana, Upland, Chino, Mount Baldy|
|Vice President||Charles Uhalley|
|Trustee(s)||Shari S. Megaw
Susan G. Ovitt
|Number of school(s) in district||12|
|Website||Chaffey Joint Union High School District|
Chaffey Joint Union High School District is a school district located in San Bernardino County, California that serves the communities of Ontario, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga, and portions of Fontana, Upland, Chino, and Mount Baldy.
The union high school district began in 1882 when George and William Chaffey, the founders of Ontario, began the Chaffey College of Agriculture and an on-campus secondary school with assistance from the University of Southern California. Ironically, the university abandoned the agricultural school while Chaffey was away in Australia, so he pursued litigation and eventually won. In 1901 control of the secondary school was given to the local community and it was named Ontario High School, only to be renamed Chaffey High School in 1911. It would be the only secondary school in the area until end of World War II when an increase in Ontario's population prompted additional schools.
Upland High School, Montclair High School, Alta Loma High School, and Ontario High School were built between 1955 and 1967. Another school did not open until Etiwanda High School in 1987. Upland High School left the district and became part of the Upland Unified School District in 1991. Shortly after, Rancho Cucamonga High School opened in 1992. Funds from Measure X, a $128 million General Obligation Bond, allowed the district to build additional schools. Colony High School and Los Osos High School opened in the Fall of 2002. In August 2012, the district announced that it will seek voter approval of a $848 million bond in November for improvements - from wiring and infrastructure to auditoriums and athletic facilities - at all of its schools. 
The District enrolls students whom desire a high school education but cannot speak English to Newcomer School for one year in order to learn enough English to complete the high school curriculum, graduate and continue their education.
The Chaffey Joint Union High School District is a 9-12 District that enrolls more than 20,000 students, has eight comprehensive high schools, one online high school, two continuation high schools, one community day school, and one alternative education school.
- Alta Loma High School in Rancho Cucamonga
- Chaffey District Online High School in Ontario
- Chaffey High School in Ontario
- Colony High School in Ontario
- Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga
- Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga
- Montclair High School in Montclair
- Ontario High School in Ontario
- Rancho Cucamonga High School in Rancho Cucamonga
Continuation High Schools
Community Day Schools
- Chaffey Adult School in Ontario
- Newcomer School
The Chaffey School District draws from the following seven elementary school districts:
- Alta Loma School District in Rancho Cucamonga
- Central School District in Rancho Cucamonga
- Cucamonga School District in Rancho Cucamonga
- Etiwanda School District in Etiwanda
- Mountain View School District in Ontario
- Mt Baldy School District in Mount Baldy
- Ontario-Montclair School District in Ontario
- Chaffey Joint Union High School District, official website
- Chaffey Joint Union High School District. "Home". Retrieved 2009-10-07.
- Chaffey Joint Union High School District. "History of the District". Retrieved 2009-10-07.
- Chaffey Joint Union High School District. "School Board". Retrieved 2009-10-07.
- Chaffey Joint Union High School District. "Superintendent". Retrieved 2009-10-07.
- Chaffey Joint Union High School District. "About the District". Retrieved 2009-10-07.
- Chaffey Joint Union High School District. "Schools". Retrieved 2009-10-07.
- The settlement fee was used to establish a scholarship trust fund now administered by volunteers. The scholarship trust fund awards 18 scholarships annually to students in the district.
- TBW&B Public Finance Strategies, LLC. (2005). "Clients". Retrieved 2007-01-24.
- "Chaffey district placing $848M bond on November ballot," Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, August 6, 2012
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