Adelanto Elementary School District

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Adelanto Elementary School District (AESD) is an elementary and middle school-only school district in San Bernardino County, California. It is headquartered in Adelanto.

It serves Adelanto and portions of Victorville.[1]

Students at the high school level attend Victor Valley Union High School District, with 9–12 students attending Adelanto High School campus on Mojave Road operated by VVUHSD starting in the 2014–2015 School Year.


K–8 schools:

  • El Mirage School
  • George Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School

Middle schools:

  • Columbia Middle School
  • Melva Davis Academy of Excellence STEAM Middle School
  • Mesa Linda Middle School

Elementary schools:

  • Adelanto Elementary School
  • Donald F. Bradach Elementary School
  • Eagle Ranch Elementary School
  • Gus Franklin, Jr. STEM School
  • Morgan Kincaid Preparatory School of Integrated Studies
  • Theodore Vick School
  • Victoria Magathan Elementary School
  • West Creek Elementary School
  • Westside Park Elementary School

Credit Recovery/BRIDGES Program

  • Adelanto Virtual Academy

Former schools[edit]

Desert Trails Elementary School was previously in the district. Prior to its 2013 closure it had the lowest test scores in AESD.[2] In addition almost 75% of the 6th students in Desert Trails performed below grade level in mathematics.[3] Due to a Parent Trigger Initiative under the laws of the State of California, Desert Trails Elementary was officially closed and replaced by Desert Trails Preparatory Academy, a charter school. In December 2015 AESD voted not to renew the charter of Desert Trails Preparatory.[2] In March 2016 the San Bernardino County Board of Education voted to hand authority over the charter school to the county government in a 3–2 vote, removing it from the district.[4]

Additional closed campuses include George Elementary School and Sheppard Middle School, both on the grounds of the Southern California Logistics Airport. George Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School on Bartlett Road replaces both campuses as a K–8 site, where the Sheppard Middle School site is utilized by Excelsior Charter Schools for their AME Campus.[5] The former George Elementary School site has reopened in 2017 as a mixed-use facility, starting as the AESD Professional Development Center for PD-Professional Learning Community instruction, as well as the Adelanto Virtual Academy which began operation in 2018–19.


  1. ^ "Schools" Archived April 7, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. City of Victorville. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Yarbrough, Beau. "Adelanto will not renew charter for Desert Trails parent trigger school". The San Bernardino Sun. December 1, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Watanabe, Teresa. "Ruling supports Adelanto charter school effort". Los Angeles Times. July 24, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  4. ^ Yarbrough, Beau. "Parent Trigger charter school switches from Adelanto to county school". The San Bernardino Sun. March 7, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "Why Choose A.M.E.?". Excelsior Charter Schools. Retrieved November 11, 2016.

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