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Staff Spotlight -Justin Taylor


Justin Taylor is in his first year 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

Frank Melendez, President

Maria Ferrin, Clerk

Herm Engelhardt, Representative

Barbara Schneider, Member

Jennifer Evans,Member

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Contact Us....

District Office -
Phone: 760-952-1180
Fax: 760-952-1760

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


Helendale Elem. -
Phone: 760-952-1204
Fax: 760-952-1762

27274 Peach Tree Lane
P.O. Box 249
Helendale, CA 92342


Riverview/ACE -
Phone: 760-952-1266
Fax: 760-245-3210

13943 Rivers Edge Road
P.O. Box 249
Helendale, Ca 92342


Independence Charter Academy-
Phone: 760-952-1760
Fax: 760-952-1178

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 Kelly Henderson and Heather Lewis


Board President and Supt. Ross Swearingen pictured with Classified Employee of the Month Kelly Henderson, and Certificated Employee of the Month Heather Lewis at the April 22, 2015 Board Meeting.

Students Recognized by Board of Trustees

At the April 22, 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: Rachel Claypool, Kennedy Young, AnnaSofia Murphy, Daniela Gonzales, Kathryn Tkaczyk, Lydia Banuelos Zhara Sanchez, and Wyatt Ecklor. From Helendale Secondary School: James Rodgers, Aaron Cook, Breanna Crowell, Andrew Dazzi, Breglio Laider, and Sierra Simon. From Independence Charter Academy: Chad Baker, Arthuro Saenz, Aiden Vasquez, Davin Waggener, Trevor Baker, and Kiara Johnson.


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Teacher Spotlight - Jamie Wiseman-Graham


Jamie Wiseman-Graham is the dance teacher for the Academy of Careers and Exploration.  Mrs. Wiseman-Graham has worked with the Helendale School District for 17 years providing dance and drill team opportunities to students. She has lived in the high desert for 28 years. Jamie is married to her husband Mike and has two boys. She also has one grandchild. She loves to fish, enjoys science fiction and books written by James Patterson.



Current Openings:


7-12 Secondary School Principal - Academy of Careers and Exploration & Riverview Middle School
Posted 4/10/15 through 4/20/15

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



Substitute Cafeteria Worker

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


Stipend Contracts

Cross Country Coach 
Posted 4/13/15 until filled 

Girl's and Boy's Soccer Coach
Posted 4/13/15 until filled

Cheerleading Coach
Posted 4/13/15 until filled


Please visit www.edjoin.org for more information.

2014-15 Bus Route



Helendale School District LCAP

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