• Pat Kelley Superintendent's Message

    Dear Families 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.  Here you will discover a host of facts about our academic programs, capital improvement projects, day-to-day operations, our Board of Trustees, and a great deal of other information. 

    MVUSD is one of the highest performing districts in Riverside County and one of 23 districts in the state to be named a 2018 Exemplary School District by the California Department of Education (CDE).   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.   We also have nine California Business for Educational Excellence (CBEE) Star Schools, 11 California Distinguished Schools, four Gold Ribbon schools and our high schools were named America’s Best High Schools by U. S. News & World Report.  Most recently, MVUSD became one of only eight school districts in the state of California to meet the qualifications to become an Arts Equity District. Create CA – California’s statewide arts education coalition has recognized the district on the statewide map of Arts Equity Districts, highlighting the districts commitment to providing students with a comprehensive education, including dance, music, theatre, media and the visual arts.

    In our district you will find wonderful parents and students, a dedicated school board and teachers, staff and administrators who are highly skilled and enthusiastic about student learning.  Our world-class educational program integrates rigorous academics, career technical skills, highly-acclaimed visual and performing arts programs, championship interscholastic athletic programs, nationally recognized student activities programs and an extensive array of extra-curricular activities for students in elementary school to high school.  

    The educational options available to students include two Visual & Performing Arts schools, STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) schools, college and career pathways, an IB World High School, dual enrollment with Mt. San Jacinto Community College, K-12 AVID Demonstration schools, a K-12 Independent Study Program and an international exchange program with China.  Technology is used extensively in the classrooms to support and assess student learning and achievement. 

    As I visit classrooms across the district, I am very pleased with the excellent quality of teaching and learning that I see occurring. 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.   

    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 August 29, 2018