The Willits Unified School District serves 1550 students in grades TK–12 from the City of Willits and surrounding areas. Committed to the small campus environment our district is composed of four traditional schools: Brookside Elementary (TK-2), Blosser Lane Elementary (3-5), Baechtel Grove Middle School (6-8), and Willits High School (9-12). In addition to our traditional schools our alternative programs offer students a variety of choices within our district’s governance: Sherwood Elementary (K-5), Sanhedrin Continuation High (9-12), and New Horizons Independent Study (K-12).
Dear Parents, Staff and Community Members,
As the new Superintendent I am honored to serve you and I look forward to becoming part of the Willits Community.
I wish to thank the staff, school board and community members whom I have met and welcomed me. I look forward to spending the next several weeks learning about our District and establishing relations within our community.
Our District has a new three year set of goals and plans known as the Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP. The LCAP is available for review on our web site, School Offices and District Office. This plan was established with input from our stakeholders which included members from the community, staff and students along with School Site Councils. This planning tool will guide the District in determining how to use resources to achieve our goals. Your input and participation is appreciated and we welcome you to future public forums and monthly site council meetings at each of our school sites.
Let us be reminded of the Mission for our District:
Willits Unified School District staff and students in partnership with parents and community members, provide a challenging, caring and safe educational environment, which prepares students to be positive members of the community, effective communicators, problem solvers, and life-long learners.
Parents it is imperative to support your student(s) and our schools. We need you as partners to provide the best education as possible to your child. Please volunteer, communicate with teachers, join us at school events and show your child how you value our programs, schools and staff members.
Again, thank you it is my honor and privilege to serve you and become part of the community. Together we will prepare our students for the challenges in the world today.
Mark Westerburg Superintendent, Willits Unified