Pat Kelley Superintendent's Message

Dear Parents and Community Members,

Welcome to the web site of the Murrieta Valley Unified School District!  MVUSD is a dynamic school district dedicated to student achievement. This site is designed to provide you with helpful information about MVUSD and our many strengths.

You will discover a host of facts about academic programs, capital improvement projects, day-to-day operations, our Board of Trustees, and a great deal of other information. What happens for our students in Murrieta on a daily basis is a direct result of the care and commitment displayed by our teachers, staff members and administrators.  Our shared commitment is to provide the very best education possible for each and every child.

I cannot remember a more exciting time in education than where we are right now.  The changes in educational methodology, funding, and philosophy are re-shaping how we do our jobs.  The State of California's adoption of new, more rigorous State Standards for students from kindergarten through high school are designed to encourage critical thinking, analytical writing, and real-world problem solving.  These are skills our students will need in order to be successful in college and career.

Last Spring students in grades three through eight and eleven took new computer-based tests during the first state-wide administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  These new standardized tests are aligned with the new state standards and they raised the bar and set higher proficiency levels.  Students’ were asked to demonstrate content knowledge and critical thinking skills on the computer-based tests, a more difficult and challenging task for students than taking the old paper and pencil tests. While students' scores are expected to decline this first year, the new tests will provide us with a new baseline for where students are on the path to meet higher expectations. 
Last November, Murrieta voters approved Measure BB, a $98,000,000 bond measure that will allow the district to make the next level of upgrades to education technology and school facilities and improve science, technology, engineering, and math instructional facilities required for college/career success. 
As I visit classrooms across the district, I am very pleased with the excellent quality of teaching and learning that I see occurring.  The Campaign for Business and Education Excellence recently selected Murrieta Valley Unified School District as one of 11 public school districts in California to receive the title of 2014 Honor Roll District for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, reducing achievement gaps and preparing students to succeed in college and careers. It is gratifying to know that out of 1,022 public school districts in the State of California, MVUSD stood out because of our success in getting our students to higher levels of achievement. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website to discover who we are.  If you still have questions, I invite you to contact us.


Pat Kelley 

Last Modified on July 17, 2015