Mono County is situated between the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the California/Nevada border, Mono County with a land area of 3,030 square miles and population of 14,202, offers a rural, geographically remote setting with some of the most spectacular landscapes in the state. Bridgeport (pop. 575) is the county seat. Mammoth Lakes, (the only incorporated town in the county with a pop...ulation of 8,234) is the economic and governmental center of the county mainly due to the tourist industry fueled by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and the superb outdoor recreation opportunities. There are a handful of other small communities, Coleville/Walker (pop. 1216), Lee Vining (pop. 222), June Lake (pop. 629) and Benton (pop. 280). Scenic Highway 395 is the north-south route through the county and provides access to Yosemite National Park via Lee Vining, Mono Lake Scenic Area, Devil’s Postpile National Monument and Bodie State Historic Park.
Mono COE Community Schools serve students grades 7-12 at 3 sites located throughout Mono County. These students come from varied backgrounds that have prevented them from being successful in the “regular” public school system. The schools provide students not only with an education, but also with career curriculum and internships that prepare them for success in the workplace following graduation should they choose not to attend college. MCOE Community Schools have begun the WASC accreditation process, which will give students another avenue to follow after graduation.