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Staff Spotlight -Greg Hanlon


Greg Hanlon is in his second year of teaching at Riverview Middle School and the Academy of Careers and Exploration. He has taught both Art and History. Mr. Hanlon came to the high desert for the teaching opportunity. He enjoys being an artist, playing disc golf, going to the beach, woodworking and house restoration. He is married to his wife Jennifer and has two children: Isabella and Andrew. His favorite food is chicken marsala and his favorite movie is Pulp Fiction.


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 Paula Poush and Bryce Edison

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Board President and Supt. Ross Swearingen pictured with Classified Employee of the Month Paula Poush, and Certificated Employee of the Month Bryce Edison at the March 11, 2015 Board Meeting .

Students Recognized by Board of Trustees in January

At the March 11, 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: Ashley Hillquist, Nate Carlson, Aubranee Todd, Kiara Pantin, Grant Heggenberger, Sarah DeVries and Edgar Acosta. From Helendale Secondary School: Ian Embrey, Dakota Kresh, Charles Earl, Cameron Bernatene, Casey Fernandez and Dung Tran. From Independence Charter Academy: John Cameron, Haylye Wheeler, Shane Vasquez, Taylor Warner, Linda Pack, and Amy Wise.






Teacher Spotlight - Linda Hoover


Linda Hoover has been a teacher with the Helendale School District for 23 years. She currently works at Riverview Middle School and the Academy of Careers and Exploration teaching Math and Science. Mrs. Hoover has held various positions in the district as the girls basketball coach at both middle school and high school levels, middle school cross country coach, middle school athletic director, high school athletic director and is also a BTSA mentor. She moved to the high desert because of her husband’s job. She enjoys participating in full marathons and other 10k’s and 5k’s and enjoys candy making and crafts. She also loves to travel and has been to Germany, France, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, Iceland and numerous U.S. states.



Current Openings:


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



Activities- Sports Van Driver
Posted 3/25/15 through 4/5/15

Substitute Cafeteria Worker

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



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