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Staff Spotlight - Justin Taylor


Justin Taylor is in his first year at working as a custodian at Helendale Elementary School. Justin moved to the high desert to start a family and enjoy life in a new environment. He enjoys going to Disneyland. He is married to his wife Emily and has a son, Matthew. Justin’s favorite movie is the Nightmare Before Christmas, his favorite food is Mexican and his favorite book is the Cat in the Hat. The district is glad to have Justin on board as one of new the custodians within the district.

Board of Trustees

Jennifer Evans, President

Frank Melendez, Clerk

Maria Ferrin, Representative

Herm Engelhardt, Member

Barbara Schneider, Member

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Contact Us....

District Office - 760-952-1180

15350 Riverview Road

P.O. Box 249

Helendale, CA 92342


Helendale Elem. - 760-952-1204

27274 Peach Tree Lane

P.O. Box 249

Helendale, CA 92342


Riverview/ACE - 760-952-1266

13943 Rivers Edge Road

P.O. Box 249

Helendale, Ca 92342


Independence Charter Academy- 760-952-1760

15350 Riverview Road
P.O. Box 249
Helendale, CA 92342

School Calendars

HES 2014-15 School Calendar

HSS 2014-15 School Calendar


**Please note, calendars are subject to change**


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Directions to ACE

From Route 66- Turn onto VIsta Road toward Silver Lakes. Cross the bridge into Silver Lakes and turn left on Helendale Road. Drive 1.4 miles to Shadow Mountain Road and turn right. Drive 1.1 miles and turn right on Rivers Edge Road. The school is 0.2 miles away on Rivers Edge Road on the right.

From Hwy 395- Turn onto Shadow Mountain Road and drive 5.7 miles to Rivers Edge Road. Take a left onto Rivers Edge Road.  The school is 0.2 miles away on Rivers Edge Road on the right.

Welcome to the Helendale School DIstrict!

If you are looking for a premier quality education for your children, then Helendale District is the destination you have been in search of. We take great pride in being a place where kids come to learn in a safe, small school environment.  Our classes are small and teachers really know their students. If these elements are what you are seeking for your children, then join us in Helendale and you will be delighted.

Helendale School District Mission Statement

 We the parents, community, and staff of the Helendale School District, believe that young people can be taught to be lifetime learners and competent citizens. We are partners in providing our children with an understanding and appreciation of the past and present, as well as, preparation for the future. We will focus on effective instruction that reflects our local history, concern for the environment and belief in a strong academic curriculum. We will work to ensure a safe and orderly environment, sound fiscal management and a belief that the size of our district enhances rather than limits our possibilities.

Employees of the Month Carlos Cinco and Michelle Antiporta


Mrs. Antiporta and Carlos Cinco pictured from L to R with Supt. Ross Swearingen and Board President Frank Melendez.

Mrs. Antiporta's certificated selection was based on the following nomination... ...more

Students Recognized by Board of Trustees in January

At the January 21, 2015 Board Meeting our Trustees recognized students for their positive influence in our school district.The students who were recognized for their achievements were: From Helendale Elementary: Ramon Gonzalez, Alyssa Forbes, Daniel Villegas, Brett Hoover, Keegan Johnson, Kiyah Mayberry, Tyrell Milton, and Steven Morrow. From Helendale Secondary School: Megan Cox, Makayla Simmons, Christopher Colantuono, Shane Thompson, Johann Cougher and Dylan Hernandez. From Independence Charter Academy: Keeley Lewis, Anthony Kolberg, Bradley Reynolds, Haylye Wheeler, Israel Aguilar - Avila and Taylor Warner. 





Teacher Spotlight - Shannon VandeBrake


Shannon Vandebrake is in her first year of teaching at Helendale Elementary School. She is currently teaching a 2/3 combo. Shannon came to the high desert to be with her family. She loves to travel, bike ride, sing in the choir and spend quality time with family. She is married to her husband Adam and has 3 children: Drew (12), Dana (6) and Holly (2). Mrs. VandeBrake also enjoys coffee, Mexican food, sushi and chocolate. Her favorite movie is the Goonies, Christmas Story and Annie. Her favorite book is the Bible.


Current Openings:


K-12 Substitute Teachers 
Posted: 8/25/14 through 6/30/15



Substitute Cafeteria Worker

Posted 10/10/14 through 6/30/15



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2014-15 Bus Route



Helendale School District LCAP

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2014 - 15 School Times

Helendale Elementary School

M-Th- 9:00 - 3:30

F - 9:00 - 1:15


M-Th - 7:20 - 2:22

F - 7:20 - 12:06